March 18, 2015
Supporting AIM Academy and other innovative educational opportunities for children with language-based learning differences has since become a philanthropic priority for the Kingsburys. As Community Foundation fundholders, they hope other fundholders and interested donors will join them in supporting this type of cutting-edge intervention.
AIM, which serves children in grades one through twelve, was founded in 2006. From an original enrollment of 24, AIM has grown to 287 students and is particularly proud of its 100% college acceptance rate.
After watching Isabella’s success, Nancy Kingsbury has agreed to join the school’s Capital Campaign Committee which has raised $5 million toward their $10 million goal for an additional building on campus.
Beyond running the school for its current 287 students, AIM has a clear mandate to disseminate its researched-based methods to as many teachers and students as possible. The space in this new building would vastly expand the teacher training capability.
AIM has also started a program this year with the Philadelphia Public School District to provide curriculum and teacher training for K-3 students to make sure these kids gain the skills to become good readers.
To learn more about AIM Academy and its curriculum, click here.
To join the Kingsburys in supporting AIM Academy’s vital work, contact Margarethe Laurenzi, the Community Foundation’s Director of Leadership Grantmaking and Engagement, at 973-267-5533.