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 2014-17, UrbanPromise elementary school students grew an average of 3.5 months in their reading ability, and 90% 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.
76% 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.
97% of 1st – 3rd grade LEP students in Rising Readers maintained or improved their literacy skills.
98% of the more than 890 students tutored by Heart Math Tutoring met program growth goals in math in 2017-18.
Double the number of Charlotte’s 3rd graders reading at grade level from 40% to 80% by 2025.