Friends of Portland Adult Education is a 501(c)(3) organization. We count on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the efforts of Portland Adult Education.
The C. Love Baking Academy is a 21 week intensive pastry and baking school designed to support immigrant women by offering training in the professional baking field. Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary to work in a commercial kitchen and will have the opportunity to think creatively around recipes. The school is set to launch in January 2021 and will be in conjunction with the C. Love Cookie Project , its sister organization. To find out more about C. Love’s mission, please visit www.clovecookieproject.com
The COVID Technology Fund ensures that adults who work at hospitals and manufacturing plants, braving outbreaks and exhaustion so they can study, will be able to take classes safely in their homes. Many of PAE’s courses through the 20/21 school year will be online. Your gift of $235 will buy a chromebook or $180 will purchase a student (and family) hotspot through the end of this year. The pandemic is teaching us just how much we need certified nursing assistants, teachers, interpreters, lab technicians, and engineers. Thank you for joining us to guarantee access to technology for our students.
The Beata Vest Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 to honor the life of a bright young woman who was full of love, compassion, intelligence, humor and imagination. The first Beata Vest Scholarship was awarded at the 2017 Portland Adult Education graduation for $1,000 to an immigrant, refugee, or asylum-seeking student who showed perseverance and integrity in pursuing their college aspirations. Find more information on the fund by clicking here.
The Jane Cleaves Vision Fund was created to honor the wonderful work of Jane Cleaves, a PAE volunteer and a member of the Yarmouth Lions Club. Jane worked with both organizations to establish free eye exams and needed prescription eyeware for students not covered by any insurance. This annual event will be held in May. Find more information on the fund by clicking here.
To help more students pursue their dreams, please donate to the C. Love Baking Academy, the COVID Technology Fund, the Beata Vest Scholarship Fund or the Jane Cleaves Vision Fund by selecting them from Donor Designation box below or at the right.
Choose your designation and click the Buy Now button to make a donation through PayPal where you will enter the amount and click update.
You can also mail donations to:
Friends of Portland Adult Education (FPAE)
PO Box 3185
Portland, ME 04104-3185
We also accept donations of stocks or securities. If you are interested in doing so please contact Rob Wood by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.