Hill Hill Carter Nonprofit Community Spotlight the Montgomery Education Foundation

The Montgomery Education Foundation is an organization that focuses its efforts on supporting the Alabama Reading Initiative, provides professional development for school administration and staff, promotes student achievement, encourages public engagement and the development of school readiness (Pre-K Programs), along with its creation of the Brain Forest Summer Learning program.

The Montgomery Education Foundation was founded in 2000 as a program of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. Community leaders recognized the importance of supporting the public school system as an investment in our children, our community and our future. Hill Hill Carter shareholders Elizabeth B. Carter, Jayne H. Williams, and W. Inge Hill, Jr. currently serve as board members. By leveraging community resources, volunteers, and research-based practices, the Montgomery Education Foundation provides rich opportunities for schools, communities, and families to succeed.

Brain Brawl 2018:

The Montgomery Brain Brawl Team Trivia Challenge invites schools, companies, churches, PTA’s, civic groups AND individuals to participate on November 8th in an evening of trivia to raise money both for the Montgomery Education Foundation and the winning teams’ selected school. Proceeds from the evening are collected by the Montgomery Education Foundation to support ongoing work in the areas of Pre-K school readiness, high-quality summer learning, community engagement, and STEM-based learning. The top three teams will also take-home major cash to support the Montgomery Public school they choose to play for!

In 2013, the Montgomery Education Foundation launched the Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy, a 5-week academic summer enrichment program targeted at improving student math and reading scores while preventing summer learning loss. Research shows that students lose an average of 2-3 months of academic skills during the summer months – the Brain Forest aims to prevent this learning loss while providing a summer of cultural and arts enrichment, academics and fun. The full-day program serves rising 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students enrolled in Montgomery Public Schools and is provided at no cost to participating families. Students are engaged in mornings of hands-on academic learning and afternoons of engaging enrichment activities including swimming, horseback riding, kayaking and field trips to sites around the city such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, WSFA News Studios. Old Alabama Town and much more.

As an advocate for public education, the Montgomery Education Foundation believes that all children deserve a quality education. They provide programs that support the growth of our students, schools, and communities through partnerships and volunteerism. By leveraging community resources, volunteers, and research-based practices, the Montgomery Education Foundation provides rich opportunities for all stakeholders.

Core Values:

Work for Improvement in the quality of public education.
Advocate for the involvement of all segments of the public in public education.
Believe in accountability and measurement of results to raise education standards.
Encourage innovative, practices, and programs that improve student learning.
Generate resources for public schools from local governments, businesses, individuals and philanthropic foundations.

If you would like to register for Brain Brawl 2018 or volunteer with the Montgomery Education Foundation, please email: Kayla Warner at kayla@montgomeryedm.org or call 334-647-1700.