Newport News Education Foundation

Help Students with School Supplies!

Make a financial donation to the
NNPS Together
2020 School Supply Drive

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED! School supply drives provide students with essential items, and this year the need is even greater. With students starting the school year learning at home, families already financially stressed face significant challenges in helping their children learn and succeed. As schools shift from learning in the classroom to online instruction, many families lack the resources to provide supplies traditionally provided in school. Fortunately, there is an easy and effective way to help: Click the button above to make a financial donation to the NNPS Together 2020 School Supply Drive!

A direct financial donation to the Newport News Education Foundation is the easiest way to help. All donated funds will be used in conjunction with the school division to purchase school supplies our students need. This option allows the greatest flexibility - you can specify the exact amount you want to donate, and the school division can direct school supplies to students and schools with the greatest need.

Thank you for your generosity!

Newport News Education Foundation

What is the Newport News Education Foundation?

Newport News Education Foundation (NNEF) is a diverse group of citizens who support Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) efforts to prepare students for their future. Members bring to the foundation their expertise in business, education, and industry, as well as skills in community and military leadership.

NNEF serves as a convener and facilitator providing events and programs to encourage dialogue between the business and education communities, enabling them to understand what each can do, in collaboration, to ensure the outcome of career-ready students.

NNEF also raises private sector funds to support NNPS in delivering innovative programs in their mission to graduate career-ready students armed with the skills and industry-sanctioned certificates making them employment-ready for local industry.

June 3, 2020: Community leaders named as Newport News Education Foundation officers

Salute to Success

Salute to Success: Student Recognition

Newport News Public Schools is home to many outstanding students who have earned state, national and international recognition in many fields of study. The Newport News Education Foundation partners with Newport News Public Schools and community sponsors to recognize students for their academic excellence and career preparation, traditionally with a "Salute to Success" banquet.

Although it was not possible to come together in person for a celebration this year, we are pleased to honor the following students: Valedictorians and Salutatorians; top ranked students in grades 9 - 11, National Merit Scholarship Program honorees, seniors who have earned four or more Industry Certifications, and the 2020 winner of the Wayne D. Lett Scholarship, which is funded through Foundation support.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!

Mission: To enrich the quality of teaching and learning by strengthening innovation through sustained business partnerships.

Vision: Students are thriving in an educational environment full of opportunities to succeed in work and life.

Priorities 2020-2021

  • Advocating for full funding of NNPS
  • Providing for opportunities for innovation
  • Supporting regional workforce demands

The Newport News Education Foundation seeks to:

  • Facilitate more open active and fluid connections and relationships for partners and prospective partners.
  • Advocate on behalf of Newport News Public Schools.
  • Communicate in all directions – to the community, public and throughout the school system.
  • Educate in all directions – to the public about the outstanding opportunities available to students through the school division, and to the Superintendent and staff on perceptions and areas in need of reward/repair.