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Oxford Educational Foundation

The mission of the Oxford Educational Foundation is to enhance the quality of education in the Oxford Area School District (six public schools) by providing mentoring, tutoring, and classroom volunteers for the students.  The Foundation also supports professional grants for the faculty that encourage the development of innovative programs, but do not replicate instructional materials supplied by the school district.

Foundation Staff

Executive Director:
Dr. Ray Fischer

Volunteer Coordinator:
Kim Lewin

Quick Links

Become a Friend
The first step to supporting our initiatives is to become a friend of OEF.
Volunteer Now
Become a classroom volunteer, tutor or mentor.
Volunteer Hours
Please report in your hours worked on this form.
Mentor Permission
Parents, this permission form must be completed prior to your child being part of our mentoring program.

Tutor Permission
Parents, this permission form must be completed prior to your child being part of our tutoring program.

Professional Grant Application
Teachers, please complete the OEF professional grant application and discuss your project with your building principal.
Scholarship Application
Students, please discuss scholarship opportunities with your guidance counselor and complete the application.
OEF Photo Permission

OEF uses photographs, original works, and comments provided by students and stakeholders in advertisements and reports.  Click here for permission for OEF to use your child’s  picture.

Programs

Professional Grants

The Oxford Educational Foundation strives to help the educators of our district facilitate the introduction of innovative ideas by awarding Professional Grants. These grants are for programs outside of the school district’s budget

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Pittenger Grants

The OEF awards a Pittenger Grant each year, in a competitive process, to a school building principal.

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Student Help

OEF provides help to students inside and outside the classroom with our mentoring and tutoring program.

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Scholarships

OEF has scholarships available to students who are graduating and pursuing degrees and training beyond the high school level.  If you are an Oxford Area High School senior who is graduating this year, talk to your guidance counselor.

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EITC

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides a way for the businesses and individuals to be involved with education by directing their tax liability dollars to a school of their choice.

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Featured Programs

Professional Grants

The Oxford Educational Foundation strives to help the educators of our district facilitate the introduction of innovative ideas by awarding Professional Grants. These grants are for programs outside of the school district’s budget

Learn More

Student Help

OEF provides help to students inside and outside the classroom with our mentoring and tutoring program.

Learn More

Scholarships

OEF has scholarships available to students who are graduating and pursuing degrees and training beyond the high school level.  If you are an Oxford Area High School senior who is graduating this year, talk to your guidance counselor.

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The Oxford Educational Foundation is funded in part by the CCRES, Chester County Community Foundation, Oxford Area Foundation, Fulton Bank, BB&T/Truist Bank, WSFS Bank, First Resource Bank, Oxford Area Civic Association, United Way contributions and surrounding businesses. Funds are also raised by membership fees and donations. The Oxford Educational Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All contributions, except for the $5 Friend of the OEF fee, are tax deductible.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 142
Oxford, PA 19363

Phone & Email

Our Board President

Welcome to the Oxford Educational Foundation. We serve the students in the Oxford, Pennsylvania public schools by providing mentoring and tutoring for students, volunteers in the schools, professional grants to teachers to enhance their work in the classroom, and grants to school principals for projects to serve all the students in a building.
Steve Roberts

Board President

Number of OEF Volunteers, Tutors and Mentors in 2022

Number of Volunteer Hours in 2022

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Percentage of teachers who saw an increase in grades and self-confidence

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By the Numbers

Learn more about OEF by the numbers. Download our fact sheet.
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Testimonials

Read Rave Reviews from Students, Parents, Teachers, and Volunteers

The repeated exposure, small group instruction, and working on concepts before the rest of the class really seemed to boost the student’s confidence in her math abilities. She is willing to participate during math.
Faculty

The mentor has had a positive influence on the student, who used to miss my class fairly often because he would arrive late. That rarely occurs now, the student is handling himself more maturely in some situations as well.
Faculty

One morning the student was having a difficult time, but he realized his mentor was coming, his mood changed and he settled down and did his work! He really enjoyed his lunches with his mentor.
Faculty

The classroom volunteer was a wonderful addition to my fourth grade math class. She was eager to learn and willing to help students! She was a great encourager as well.
Faculty

I appreciate the tutor, my son has enjoyed his time with her, she always made it special. Thank you so much for offering this program. It truly helped my son.
Parent

You’ve done a great job working with the student. I have seen a great improvement in the completion of her work and the quality. She seems to be understanding the process of what we’re learning much better.
Faculty

The mentor is great! My son looks forward to every Tuesday meeting with her. I have noticed a more positive and somewhat relaxed attitude in him as well. I am so pleased he is involved in the mentoring program and look forward to having the mentor in his life. He looks up to her as one of his friends. We appreciate her in many ways. Thank you!
Parent

The students love the classroom volunteer. They call her Nanny. They get so excited when they see her out in the community. She said it’s like being a celebrity.
Faculty

My son’s reading improved so much. I’m very thankful he had the opportunity to be involved in this great program. The tutor was very helpful.
Parent

Thank you to the teachers and the mentor for believing in my daughter and not giving up on her. You all hold a special place in my heart and I cannot that you enough. You are all angels!
Parent

My daughter has had more confidence with her work. She has a better understanding and can complete her work with only a little guidance from me because she grasps the concept in school.
Parent

The tutor was wonderful. She gave my daughter much needed help. Very, very grateful to the tutor, he is amazing! Tutoring provided through the foundation has been nothing short of a small miracle for her. For the first time ever, I saw my daughter putting forth a sincere effort to learn thanks to the patience and encouragement and ability to make things clear relating to math. We could not be more thankful.
Parent

I think the Mentor program is one of the best programs the Nottingham School offers.
Parent

This was a successful tutoring program for a very difficult subject. The tutor was so helpful, persistent and caring. We are so grateful for his assistance.
Parent

Everyone was very happy to see the classroom volunteer arrive. They loved her songs and dances, and science lessons, not to mention those twinkly “grandmother” eyes!!
Faculty

Latest News…

Volunteers

We are constantly looking for tutors and mentors for our students. Join us!

Students & Parents

Are you a student looking for tutoring or mentoring? Are you a parent looking for support for your child?

Teachers & Principals

We give grants to teachers and principals. Apply today!

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Oxford Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 142
Oxford, PA 19363


610-932-7200

coordinator@oxfordeducationalfoundation.org