Step Up Award Winner: Didon Maombi Heri

Step Up Award Provides Financial Assistance to Portland High School Multilingual Student in the Make It Happen! Program The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce Didon Maombi Heri as the latest Portland High School student chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its 4th year. The Step Up Award at […]

Thank you Eastpoint Christian Church

We’d like to thank Eastpoint Christian Church in South Portland for their unbelievably generous donation to the Families in Crisis Fund. They donated $23,500 from their Easter offering to support PPS students and families who are in homeless situations or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We will use this money to help pay […]

Video: National Award to Portland Public Schools’ Program “Make It Happen!”

The Portland Public Schools, with its Make It Happen! program, was announced as a Grand Prize winner in the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2021 Magna Awards program. The below video was created to celebrate Make it Happen! and the accomplishments of all the multilingual students participating in the program.  

FPPS Food Fund Grants Build Community Food Security

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) Food Fund gives community members the opportunity to invest in projects that build food security for PPS students and their families. Food Fuels Learning (FFL) just completed its fifth round of Food Fund grants which went to five inspiring projects. “Food Brigade,” received $2,500 to assist in serving over 500 […]

Rippleffect working to get kids outside this spring

The pandemic has meant Rippleffect’s Cow Island is off limits, forcing the Portland-based organization to shift its programming. After a summer and fall of programming pivots due to the pandemic, Rippleffect is planning to get creative again to get Portland middle school students outside this spring. The nonprofit organization will get students outdoors and physically […]