Funding Innovative Education Starts Here...
The AEFI is a community-based organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities for students in the Ashland Public Schools. The AEFI does this through competitive innovation grants and school needs grants.
Since 2010, the AEFI has provided over $625,000 towards funding innovative projects within the Ashland Public Schools.
Middlesex Savings Bank Makes Major Investment in Ashland Education
Middlesex Savings Bank has generously announced donations of $1.2 Million to support local education, with Ashland Education Foundation, Inc. slated to receive $50,000. Full details on the announcement can be found here.
Pictured (left to right): Bryan Christensen - Middlesex Savings Bank Senior VP & Director of Community Banking; AEFI board members Adam Wilen, Adam Shuster, Becky DeGeorge, Adam Elbirt; Mike McAuliffe - Middlesex Savings Bank President & CEO
The 17th Annual AEFI Benefit
Please join us on March 27th, 2020 at the Sheraton Framingham for our 17th Annual AEFI Benefit. Over 300 members of the community are expected to attend. The evening will include cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auction, and Casino tables! Over $44,000 was raised at last year's event, with all proceeds going to support AEFI's mission to fund innovative education. Please help us make this a record breaking year!
2019 Photos: Click here to see photos from last year's Benefit . You can download the original photo or order prints directly from the site.
Ashland Elementary STEAM Center
The AEFI has pleased to announce our next Innovation Campaign - the Ashland Elementary STEAM Center. This amazing project will leverage much of the learnings & success of the AIC while ensuring it is fully age-appropriate & right-sized for our elementary students. Its primary focus is to ensure that our younger students are getting regular access to many of the same STEAM tools & technologies that we have seen produce such great results at the AIC. In addition to that, this campaign also includes elements & technologies specifically targeting our ELL students as well as our students with disabilities to ensure our entire student population has the needed tools to reach their full potential. For full details on the program, please visit our STEAM Center page.
Ashland Innovation Center
The AEFI has helped to fund and implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) lab for the town of Ashland which will be located at the Ashland High School, and will be called the Ashland Innovation Center (AIC). Having access to this new technology and equipment will provide students at the Ashland High School and throughout the district an unprecedented opportunity to integrate 21st Century technology tools that will help our students now & moving forward.
AEFI is pleased to announce that we have completed funding for this project! With help from the Ashland community and our generous corporate sponsors, we have the AIC at full functionality for the start of the 2018-19 school year. For full details on the program, please visit our AIC page.