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2nd Annual Forman Scholars Dinner a Success!

We held our 2nd Annual Forman Scholars Dinner and Celebration on June 20, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Salem. This event was designed to foster a community of learning and support among...


Grant Allows Salem Students to Receive Free College Credits

Dramatically more Salem High School students have now received free college credit thanks to a new grant partnership between the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation and Salem Community College. SHS students have long been able to get dual credit for completing high school advanced placement courses, meaning they would get credit toward both their high school diploma and college degree. However, few students have taken advantage in the past.


Board Chair Shares Advice with Forman Scholars

Earlier this summer, at our annual Forman Scholars Celebration Dinner, our Board Chair Jean Blauvelt made a speech in which she shared some advice from our Board of Trustees with the students in...


Salem's Future Scientists Attend Rowan's STEAM Academy

Learn about Salem's students' participation in this innovative summer program!


Meet Our Official Acorn Fund Coordinator!

Meet Joyce Elwell, the Acorn Fund College Savings Coordinator!

Born and raised across the river in Wilmington, Delaware, Joyce has deep roots in Salem City. Her father-in-law, Dr. Kenneth C...


2016 Salem City Block Party Was Huge Success!

The annual Salem City Block Party is always a blast, and this year we were honored to sponsor and take part in the fun!


Great Meeting With Mayor Washington!

Read about the meeting our foundation president and vice president had with the Salem City mayor.

Acorn Fund Provides College Savings for Every Salem Child

Read about our new initiative that makes seed deposits in 529 accounts to encourage students and parents to save for college.


Philadelphia Inquirer Tells Forman's Story

Read an excerpt from the Philadelphia Inquirer's front page story on Forman Acton's life.


Forman Scholar Evelyn Campbell Becomes Newest Board Member!

Learn about Evelyn Campbell, who went from being an ambitious Forman Scholar to our Board of Trustees.

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