Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer Camps Recap

The Foundation took the lead in securing funds for two camps this summer, the Dream It, Make It, Manufacturing Camp at Asheville High School and the Renewable Energy Camp at Randolph Learning Center.

Local television station WLOS covered the Energy Camp, which was supported by a grant from Progress Energy. Click here to see the video.


Welcome to the blog of the Asheville City Schools Foundation.

There are several bits of news around the office:

-- The Listening to Our Teens Network recently adopted the PASA model (Providence After School Alliance) based in Providence, R.I. PASA was featured in George Lucas's Click here to watch the PASA video about this exceptional program.

-- Applications are now being accepted for the Foundation Innovators Fellows! The fellowship is a brand new professional development opportunity for ACS teachers brought to you by ACSF, ACS, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Applications are due September 18, 2009 and the first cohort of Foundation Fellows will be selected in October. For an application, contact Kate Pett at or download an application from the ACSF website,

-- Save the Date! Go Public! Celebration for Our City Schools will be held Thurs., Nov. 5th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Email for tickets. Donations are also being accepted for the silent auction and raffle.