Thank you to everyone who supported Horizons at Foote and Raise Every Voice in honor of Laura Altshul. Our supporters and partners help us accomplish our mission to provide joyful academic and enrichment experiences that build on the strength and talents of New Haven's public school students. We appreciate you!
Horizons at Foote advances educational equity through a robust academic and enrichment program that builds on long-term partnerships with families and communities to provide a joyful, safe, and inspiring learning environment that empowers students from New Haven schools to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Horizons K-8 students attend a six-week summer program on the campus of The Foote School and receive additional support throughout the year. Our project-based educational model is designed to fuel a lifelong passion for learning, blending high-quality academics with cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities like swimming, arts, and sports.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the mideast, Africa and the Balkans. In 2016, she was named an Officer in the Order of Australia.
Abdul-Razak Zachariah is a 2017 Yale graduate and author of The Night is Yours, an empowering picture book about a nighttime hide-and-seek game that celebrates blackness and self-confidence, based on Abdul's childhood in New Haven.
Autographed copies of Geraldine Brook's upcoming novel Horse and Abdul-Razak Zachariah's The Night is Yours are available for purchase. Thanks to our generous book partner RJ Julia, a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Horizons at Foote. Both books will be shipped in June 2022.
Laura Altshul is the founder and current Board Chair of Horizons at Foote. As a beloved Kindergarten teacher, Laura inspired generations of students at Foote School. Now, under her leadership, Horizons at Foote advances educational equity that provides a "joyful, safe, and inspiring" learning environment for students from New Haven Schools. Laura’s dedication and leadership established Horizons at Foote as a guiding light in the New Haven education community.
|Laura Altshul Founding Sponsors|
|Stephen L. Altshul Foundation||Roslyn Milstein Meyer and Jerome Meyer Foundation|
|Barry and Joan Richter||The Sassafras Foundation||The Seedlings Foundation|
|Governor Ned Lamont and Annie Lamont||Dan and Sharon Milikowsky|
|The Foote School||John Leventhal and Beverly Hodgson|
|Jay and Grace Bright||Rick and Jane Levin||Ellen Shuman and Douglas Rae|
|Anonymous||Dody and Jay Cox||The Coudert Institute|
|The Eder Family Foundation||Jean and Nick Lamont||Margaret and Marc Mann|
|Frank and Laura Perrine||David and Lisa Totman|
|Charles and Dinny Wakerley||Brian and Susan Osborne White|
|Book Partner||Wine Partner||Beer Partner|
Click here for more information on sponsoring Raise Every Voice in honor of Laura Altshul.