Summer is here, and while the school year has ended, the Greenfox Schools Team is still in full swing. We have been busy throughout the year developing the organization as a nationally recognized non-profit. This month, Greenfox officially received 501(c)3 non-profit status. This is exciting news, as it means that Greenfox Schools is now eligible for grants and funding to help expand our staff and make our programs even better. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this accomplishment possible!
Read on to learn more about the wonderful things happening at Greenfox Schools this month!
Greenfox Welcomes New Program Director
Greenfox Schools is excited to announce that Will Nguyen will be joining our team this August as the new Program Director! A recent graduate of Notheastern University’s graduate school of public administration, Will comes to Greenfox Schools with experience and know-how in the non-profit and education sectors. Click here to learn more about WIll and his plans for Greenfox programs next fall.
Greenfox in the News
On June 9th, BostInnovation chose Greenfox Schools as a leading innovator in Boston. Founder Kristen von Hoffmann describes what makes Greenfox Schools so unique in the field of non-profits in an article published by BostInnovation, entitled, “Greenfox School’s Sustainability Education: Creating a New, Niche Market in Boston.” The article was part of BostInnovation’s featured series that week highlighting leading non-profit innovation in Boston. The series aligns with New England’s first Tech Gives Back citizenship day. To read the full article, click here.
Earthfest and After Party
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Greenfox Earthfest After Party at Kitty O’Shea’s in Boston on May 26! The event was great success, raising significant funds to go toward Greenfox’s school programs in the fall. To see photos and read more about the event, click here. If you were not able to make it to the event but would still like to contribute, please visit our donate page.
This month, Greenfox after school students celebrated all that they learned with Greenfox Schools throughout the year. The students painted murals, designed green schools, and made salads from the vegetables they planted earlier in the spring in the school gardens. These culminating activities allowed students to look at sustainability holistically and to understand how the concepts they learned throughout the year apply to their daily lives.
Thank you for reading our June Newsletter. Don’t forget to visit us online at http://www.greenfoxchools.com to learn more about the organization and to find out how you can get involved. Thank you for your support!
All the best,
Greenfox Schools Director