VOLUME 3 | MARCH 15, 2021
Welcome to our first ever Alumni Newsletter!
We are so excited to share this with you all. To stay in the know follow us on Instagram @nfcsalumni or visit our website.
Alumni Spotlight - Amanda Krier '15
Amanda Krier, Class of 2015 headed to Alvernia University in Reading, PA after graduation from NFCS. While she started college undecided, she took advantage of Alvernia’s Dual Education Program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in General Education Pre-K-4 and Special Education Pre-K-8. After graduating from college, Amanda became an Assistant Teacher in one of New Foundations Special Education classrooms. From there, she became a Building Substitute Teacher, and was recently promoted to K-8 Special Education Teacher. 

Amanda wanted to work at New Foundations because it felt like her home away from home. “I wanted to work at NFCS because I felt safe and understood when I went there. I wanted to come back and be able to share my experience with others and be that teacher anyone can come to for help or assistance in any way. I like that at NFCS every day is always something new, never boring. When you are on the other side of education, your eyes really open up to all that goes on within the school.”
Upcoming Bulldog Bowl Event
Join the NFCS Alumni Association at our next event! On March 26th, from 4pm-6pm we will be bowling at AMF Bristol. For $5/alum come bowl for 2 hours, enjoy food and drinks! Non-alumni guests can join for $10/person. Connect with other alumni, knock some pins and have a good time! Register at the following link: https://nfcsalumni.square.site/

Happening March 26, 2022
Alumni Panelist & Speaker Highlights
7th grade had guest speaker and NFCS alumni Steven Ung '18 on Zoom to talk about his experience at NFCS and Temple University. Students had the chance to see some of his current work and ask him questions. 7th graders were curious about the clubs he joined while at NFCS, the teachers he had, and his college-life experience. It was cool to see the projects he made (a robotic arm) and spark some interest with our students. Teachers stressed to try out clubs while in school and to be involved, just as Steven suggested.
NFCS First Graders were joined by Hannah Porter, NFCS Class of 2016 and Temple Class of 2020. Hannah now works as an intensive care nurse at Temple University Hospital and she shared about her educational experience and career. NFCS students asked great questions about Hannah's job and expressed tremendous gratitude for all that she does to help people within our city.
On Friday, 2/25 our alumni Jameson Adgalane '19Adedotun Bello '19, Julia Paiano '19and Harley Rilling '18, took time to speak with New Foundations 9th & 10th graders about their experiences and providing insight and perspective about making the most of your time in high school.
NFCS seniors heard from some alumni about their postsecondary journeys. Thank you to Caleb Rojas '20, Angelina Jala '21, Ryaan Waldron '17, and Brandon Teel '16, for sharing your experiences and wisdom, and to our host Giovanna Clemens '16, for coordinating and facilitating.
NFCS Updates
We're Hiring

Are you interested in a career at New Foundations? From classroom positions to support services, we welcome alumni from different educational backgrounds and look forward to your application! We are currently hiring for both immediate openings and the 2022-2023 school year. Apply today! If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please email HR@newfoundations.org to schedule a conversation with one of our team members. 
HSA Raffle

Join NFCS for their biggest fundraiser of the year - the Annual Basket Raffle! Support NFCS while taking chances for YOU to win awesome prizes. Baskets are still being put together, but you can preview them and purchase chances online before coming to the raffle for a discount. All that and more at newfoundations.org/raffle. See you there!
Postsecondary Opportunities & Resources
There are many postsecondary opportunities after graduation, including scholarships, job and internship postings , events, and resources. Below we have provided some opportunities and if you would like more information feel free to contact us!
Scholarships (click scholarship title to apply)
The Scholarships of the Pan American Association of Philadelphia
“The Scholarships of the Pan American Association of Philadelphia are intended to encourage and reward area college students for their academic achievement, community service, and engagement with Latin America. Over the years, the Association has increased its support for the program and now awards nearly $20,000 in scholarships annually. Those selected to receive Association scholarships are invited to an award ceremony held annually in April to commemorate Pan American Day.”

  1. Superior academic performance.
  2. Major in Latin American or related studies, including Spanish or Portuguese languages.
  3. Extra-curricular activities or demonstrated experience related to Latin American countries.
  4. Be nominated by a Latin American Studies affiliated professor acquainted with the student.

Deadline: March 25, 2022
Reward Amount: Up to $20,000 yearly
“The scholarship program is administered by PRLA's charitable foundation, PRLA Educational Foundation (PRLAEF). It annually provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since the program's inception in 2006, the PRLAEF has awarded more than $373,000 in scholarship monies.”

  1. Students must be a Pennsylvania resident.
  2. Students must be either: A graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a hospitality or culinary arts program at an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2022-23 school year.
  3. A currently enrolled post-secondary student who will be studying in a hospitality or culinary arts program during the 2022-23 school year.

Deadline: April 1, 2022
Award Amount: $2,000 (14 awards)
“The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to racially/ethnically students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.”

  1. You are a racially/ethnically diverse student enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program - MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar.
  2. You are entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study.
  3. You expect to graduate between Sept. 1, 2022 and Aug. 31, 2023.
  4. If you have a residency as part of your program and the upcoming fall term will be your second year of study, you may apply for a scholarship.
  5. If you have already completed your classroom work and are in the residency part of your program, you are not eligible to apply.
  6. If you currently hold a paid healthcare management position, you are not eligible to apply.  
  7. Doctoral students are also not eligible to apply.
  8. You are not required to be a Student Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives. However, during the selection process, preference is given to applicants who are Student Associates of ACHE.
  9. You can demonstrate financial need.
  10. You are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; or a Canadian citizen.
  11. You are not a previous recipient of this scholarship or the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship.

Deadline: March 31, 2022
Award Amount: $5,000 (15 awards)
“The TOCA Board of Directors will award up to two $2,500, fall semester scholarships (2021-2022 academic-year) to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications.”

  1. Students must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc.
  2. The applicants also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications.

Deadline: April 15, 2022
Award amount: $2,500
Job & Internship Opportunities (click job title to view posting)
Philadelphia Works

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Greater Philadelphia
Our People Entertainment

Philadelphia Museum of Art

National Constitution Center
Speech and Justice on American Campuses: Examining the Tensions
  • Date: Wednesday, March 30th
  • Time: 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM 
  • Location: Penn Graduate School of Education-Conference Center
  • Register here

PRISE STEM Educator Career Exploration Fair
  • Date: Saturday, March 26th
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Science Education and Research Center
  • Register here
Congressman Dwight Evans' National Service Opportunity Fair
  • Date: Saturday, March 26th
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00pm 
  • Location: Temple University -McGonigle Hall
  • Register here

An Inside Look: The Drexel MS Marketing Student Experience
  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m
  • Location: Virtual Zoom meeting
  • Sign up here
Get Engaged!
There are many ways to be engaged after your time at NFCS!
Check out these opportunities below!