Welcome to Albany Fund for Education

The Albany Fund for Education (AFE) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that raises funds for innovative programs in support of the Albany City School District. AFE funding gives students, teachers and community members opportunities to work together to enhance the educational experience for all students in the Albany School District. Started by concerned individuals in 1998, AFE fosters innovative community-school partnerships. AFE accepts contributions throughout the year and holds an annual gala each fall as its major fundraiser.

Get a copy of the AFE Brochure.

What's New


Two students are currently attending college with assistance from AFE Anthony I. Clement Scholarships. The goal is to increase the number to four for 2014-15.

Mentoring Networking
AFE and Capital Region Sponsor a Scholar hosted a breakfast for providers of mentoring On March 28 at First Niagara Bank to examine mentoring resources and explore AFE’s potential to aid successful programs. Below, Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. and Jonathan Jones, new Commissioner of the City of Albany’s Department of Youth & Workforce Services provided welcomes. 

The AFE surveyed leaders of programs which mentor students in the Albany City School District and collected information regarding what is available to students and which students are eligible to receive services. 

Special thanks to First Niagara, a strong supporter of mentoring, for supporting the breakfast.

For additional information call 518 488-8813. 
 Project Learning Tree® Update
The New York Society of American Foresters recently awarded its 2013 Community Service Award to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) New York Project Learning Tree® (NYPLT) steering committee, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. See the press release here.
The 2013 16th Annual AFE Gala was held on Thursday, November 14 at Wolferts Roost raising over $24,000.  Visit the Gala Page for additional information and photos.

On Saturday, September 21st, 92 CSX employees and their family members along with volunteers from the College of Saint Rose came together in collaboration with the City of Albany, Alliance for Community Trees, City Year and AFE’s Albany Goes Green to aid in the beautification of Hoffman Park in Albany, NY. The combined efforts of the many helping hands resulted in a total of 100 trees being planted including Jeffersred Maples, Redmond American Lindens, Eastern Redbuds, Thornless Cockspur Hawthorns, Turkish Hazels, Japanese Zelkovas and Common Hackberries. The trees are expected to play a vital role in the health of those who frequent the park who include neighborhood youth as well as the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Athletic teams. Additional pictures can be found on the Project Learning Tree / Albany Goes Green page.
The Albany Fund for Education is now on Facebook

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New Board Member for AFE 

Jefferson Weidman


Grants links A teacher coloring with her students