Bridgeport Rotary donation to NBFA provides for city’s students

BRIDGEPORT -- The Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation recently showed their commitment to “service above self” with the generous donation of $5,000 to New Beginnings Family Academy, a non-profit public charter school in Bridgeport, CT.  

The donation will be used to purchase math textbooks and manipulatives for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade and bus transportation for students in all grades to the McGivney Center, Cardinal Shehan Center and Wakeman Girls and Boys Club.  

“Gifts like this help NBFA close the gap in educating our students,” says Katherine Beirne Chief Development & Communications Officer at NBFA. “The generosity of the Bridgeport Rotary Club will open so many learning opportunities for our students. We are very grateful.” 

The math workbooks and teaching and learning materials for NBFA’s 6th – 8th graders are part of the school’s investigative, engaging classroom learning. For students, grasping math instruction at every grade level is part of building a strong foundation with which to move on to high school, college, and beyond.  

Additionally, the donation will help provide transportation to enriching after school hours for students which encourages child wellness and widens the world for students in Bridgeport. 

NBFA is committed to educating the whole child and helping to build students who will be successful in school and throughout life. 

The Bridgeport Rotary meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St. Bridgeport. 

New Beginnings Family Academy is located at 184 Garden St., Bridgeport.  


About New Beginnings Family Academy 


New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a tuition-free public charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 8th, located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the necessary foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. To accomplish our goal of preparing students for life-long success, we work with experts from Bank Street College of Education to implement a progressive education model with emotionally responsive practice. This model attends to the whole child, not just academics, and focuses on developing collaborative, socially responsible leaders by organically weaving ethics and character-building into daily instruction in small-class settings.  Our student-focused approach brings out the best in each child by getting to know them individually, encouraging curiosity, and fostering their personal interests.  All NBFA students are selected through a blind lottery, and there are no admissions criteria.