Happy New School Year!

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year in the Northfield Public Schools. And, welcome to another year of volunteering through Accelerate Northfield.

As you probably can recall, Accelerate Northfield serves as a conduit for matching community volunteers to teachers and other educational professionals in Northfield schools. Our goal is to shrink Northfield’s achievement gap.

Already this year, teachers have listed nearly 200 volunteer opportunities on Accelerate’s matching website. This number certainly will increase as we go deeper into fall.

That means we need your help! Please go to Accelerate’s website,, to sign up for a volunteer opportunity. Or, don’t hesitate to contact me at for assistance.

Thanks in advance for helping our city’s students!


Michael Garlitz
Accelerate Northfield coordinator