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ACE: A Tribute to Tony James.

ACE is seeking a director. This externally focused individual will coordinate, develop and implement all fundraising and community relations efforts.

See the full job description here.

If interested, please send resume to jobs@aceandover.org by March 31st, 2014.

Financial Summary

ACE Donations ($000s) 

ACE Grants ($000s)

 

PHOTOS: Recent ACE Grants
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About ACE and our Mission

Public schools need support at all levels, from the individual teachers and their classrooms to the school in which they work to the system as a whole.

ACE partners with the Andover Public Schools to support innovative system-wide initiatives that will inspire our students to succeed in facing today's global challenges.

The ACE fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization made up of a broad spectrum of citizens dedicated to enhancing all levels of the Andover Public Schools.

Since our launch in November 2005, ACE grants for the Andover schools have exceeded $430,000—enough funds to provide partial or full support for each the following positions and programs listed below to the left. 

ACE Initiatives

ACE’s privately-funded initiatives are distinct from the annual school budget and are designed to foster healthy, resourceful adults, productive workers, and responsible citizens.

Working with the Superintendent's office, the exact features of individual ACE-sponsored programs are determined case by case, year by year. This flexibility allows our schools to respond with vision, creativity and skill to shifting needs and challenges as they arise. In its first year alone, ACE raised enough funds to support a designated Grants Coordinator for the school department as well as well as staff development funds for the Expeditionary Learning/Outward Bound program at Wood Hill Middle School.

Since its inception the grants from ACE to Andover schools have been awarded for a  wide variety  of curricular enhancement initiatives from engineering, foreign language study,  to the fine arts. For the past few years, we have had at least one ACE-backed program operating at the elementary, middle and high school levels at all times.

More About ACE

ACE was formed in 2005 by a group of community leaders concerned about the growing gap between the programs that the Andover Public School budget could afford for its students, and the global economy's demands of those students when they stepped onto the world stage. True innovation and creative global thinking were being routinely sacrificed to meet tighter budgets.

ACE’s privately-funded initiatives are distinct from the annual school budget and are designed to foster healthy, resourceful adults, productive workers, and responsible citizens.

Like the education funds in other towns with historically top tier schools, including Lexington, Newton, Brookline, Wellesley, Belmont and Needham, ACE's mission is to ensure, through private funding, that imaginative, rigorous enrichment programs remain a priority in Andover schools - regardless of the school budget. This kind of long-term commitment not only distinguishes good schools from exemplary ones - idling from acceleration - it is a requirement in a world that has never before demanded so much from its citizens.