Tauck Family Foundation invests in organizations and initiatives that equip the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life.

Portfolio

In 2013, the Tauck Family Foundation selected its first portfolio of non-profit investees.

Together, this portfolio has the chance to reach over 70% of the roughly 11,000 children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in Bridgeport. We imagine this portfolio as a exciting opportunity for a critical mass of Bridgeport's children to learn and retain the social and emotional learning (SEL) skills that research shows will equip them to manage their emotions effectively; persist toward their goals; learn for the sake of learning; connect with their peers; believe that they are capable of achieving academically; and ultimately change the statistics for themselves and their families.

But we know this will take time, despite the talent and intensive efforts of our investees and their students. We have made a commitment of multi-year general operating and capacity building support to strengthen these four organizations through 2018, co-creating a plan to help them drive towards better outcomes for the children they serve in Bridgeport.

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

One of a network of high-performing public charter schools in Bridgeport, CT; Over 460 students in grades K-4

The mission of Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School—and all Achievement First schools—is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. AF believes that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Horizons at Greens Farms Academy

Horizons at Greens Farms Academy

Summer academic and enrirchment program working with Bridgeport students; 104 students in PreK-5

Horizons at Greens Farms Academy helps underserved students from Bridgeport develop strong academic, social and emotional skills, habits of mind, and the resilience to succeed in school and pursue a meaningful, choice-filled life.

New Beginnings Family Academy

New Beginnings Family Academy

Pre-K-8 public charter school in Bridgeport, serving almost 500 students

New Beginnings Family Academy provides students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

Yale University | RULER | Bridgeport Public Schools

Yale University | RULER | Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Initiative

A partnership between the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the Bridgeport Public Schools to implement and integrate RULER, an evidence-based social and emotional learning program in the Bridgeport Public Schools.