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PEF's Statement of Solidarity, Support & Action

As a community and educational organization we denounce all discriminatory practices that result in the perseveration of the inequities imposed on people of color.  We believe that education is a human right.  Teachers play a major role in influencing needed change.  PEF is committed to providing resources to support social justice education for educators and students in Pittsfield, MA. #BLM

What We Do

- Making A Difference -

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Programs we've supported

Professional development for educators:

  • Conversational Spanish course to improve communication with families.

  • Training on strategies for working with students diagnosed with ADHD.

  • Refined lesson planning and participation in research-based training to support literacy skills.

  • Teacher presentation at the 2018 American Alliance of Theatre & Education National Conference.

  • Enhanced vocabulary instruction and explore researched-based reading interventions.

  • Creating hands-on kits to build fluency in mathematics at the elementary level.

  • Tuition support for a Pittsfield educator to complete a Master’s degree program.


Student Programs:

  • Support for Dr. Shirley Edgerton’s social justice program that teaches young men strategies to overcome adversity

  • Summer Writers’ Workshop to help middle school students build confidence in writing

  • Provided Digital Escape Rooms for high school students to develop collaborative problem-solving skills

  • Sent elementary students to Ramblewild for team building and to learn about nature.

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