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Help give New Beginnings Family Academy students 

a foundation to achieve their full potential! 


For nearly 20 years, individuals, foundations and corporations have supported NBFA.

We would not be here without friends like you and the philanthropic support we rely on

each year, especially during these challenging times amidst the pandemic.    


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"NBFA is one of a small number of charter schools that has made the emotional well-being

of its children a priority, so important in these stressful times. This school knows that children

learn best when they feel safe. NBFA is committed to integrating Emotionally Responsive 

Practices into both virtual and in-person classroom experience, to enhance a feeling of

social and emotional connection in the community of children it serves.”


 Lesley Koplow, LCSW, Director, 

Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education    



Your contribution today can bring about enduring change in the lives of NBFA students in many ways. Your support can:

  • Help prepare each student for long-term success academically, socially and emotionally.

  • Help provide equity in education (As a public charter school, NBFA receives 20% less per student from the state than Bridgeport district schools).

  • Continue to give NBFA students a safe school with a nurturing environment that provides a foundation where they can envision a future of abundance and joy and
    become empathetic future leaders.

  • Contribute toward teacher training on Emotionally Responsive Practice, a relationship-based approach steeped in child development and life experiences developed by psychologists at the Bank Street College of Education, to address students' challenges & free them to learn.

There are many ways you can support NBFA: 

    • Make a single gift by Credit/Debit Card – make your gift online or by mail.

    • Become a Monthly Sustainer – Our recurring donors play a crucial role in helping NBFA thrive all year long. Sustainers allow us to plan for the future and to seize new opportunities to best serve our students. The benefits of monthly giving are It’s convenient and your commitment will make a noticeable difference.
    • Make a gift by Check – Checks should be made payable to New Beginnings Family Academy and mailed to: New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605
    • Make a Stock Gift – Gifts of appreciated securities are an excellent way to make a gift to the School. Donors receive a deduction for the entire amount of the stock transferred and avoid taxes on capital gains. (If you would like to transfer securities to NBFA, please contact the Development Office and the stock transfer information will be emailed to you.)
    • Match Your Gift – Many companies will match contributions made by an employee (or by an employee’s spouse) to a not-for-profit. Please check with your employer about a matching gift program.
    • Legacy Giving – To learn more about NBFA and legacy giving, please contact the Development Office


Katie Beirne in the Development Office at 203-384-2897 x311 or at