“The best way to predict the future… is to help create it”
About Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985 by a group of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education, the Peabody Education Foundation (formerly the Peabody Education Council) integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools.
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Our programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, we are able to continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students.
What We DoProvide unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students
Who We AreCommunity members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education.
GoalsTo benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders.
SupportersPEF is supported by community businesses and local volunteers in the city of Peabody.
Congratulations to the 2017 George Peabody Legacy Award Recipients!
The Peabody Education Foundation recently recognized the achievements of the five newest recipients of the George Peabody Legacy Award. Citizens of Peabody came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the five award recipients: Sister Christine Gubisch, Dr. Donna Costa, Elaine Marshall, June Kessel and Lorraine Benoit.
Bringing Innovation to the Classroom Through Best Bet
Teachers are the creative resource who help our children learn the life skills they need to thrive in our world. What happens, however, when a teacher has a great idea to bring to the classroom, but there is just no money to pay for it? Before the Peabody Education Foundation (PEF) was established, those great ideas would never see the light of day. Since 1985 the PEF has made sure that those great ideas to improve our instructional programs are funded through a program we appropriately named “Best Bet”.
Each year our classroom teachers apply for educational resource grants to the PEF, hoping to bring innovation and new ideas to the classroom. Since its inception, this program has impacted literally tens of thousands of students across our city from kindergarten to grade 12. With Best Bet, a teacher never has to wonder – What if? – rather they get a chance to see the results of their creative ideas in the eyes of their students.
Connect with Peabody Education Foundation
The Peabody Education Foundation is proud to have partnered with the Tillies Farm Education Committee (TFEC), the North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) and Peabody Public Schools and Library to construct and install five raised-bed gardens located at the Welch and South Schools as well as Peabody’s Main Branch Library.read more
Peabody Education Foundation
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.