In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, ourBRIDGE is the only out of school time program that offers academic and socio-emotional support specifically designed for refugee and immigrant families.
The improved literacy practices incubated at six CMS elementary schools have potential to be shared across all 95 elementary schools in the district.
With CMS and other community partners, Renaissance West Community Initiative launched a cradle-to-career education continuum within the former Boulevard Homes neighborhood in response to the poverty, unemployment and crime that had plagued the neighborhood.
Over one year, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library trained over 1,000 parents, caregivers, reading buddies and non-profit staff on Active Reading, one of the most effective ways to improve literacy.
In summers 2014-18, UrbanPromise elementary school students grew an average of 3.5 months in their reading ability, and over 80% of students improved or maintained their reading ability.
In summer 2016, after Berryhill School added field trips and special speakers to their summer school, called Summer COOL, attendance increased to 75% and K-3 students had a 5% increase in reading proficiency.
87% of K-3 students in Y Readers summer program improve or maintain their reading level.
Augustine Literacy Project provides consistent, intensive one-on-one literacy instruction to low-income 1st and 2nd graders who struggle with reading.
95% of 1st – 3rd grade LEP students in Rising Readers maintained or improved their literacy skills.
98% of the more than 990 students tutored by Heart Math Tutoring met program growth goals in math in 2018-19.