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 will train 7,000 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.
Winterfield Elementary’s BEAR Bag literacy initiative imparts early literacy skills and improves K-3 students’ exposure to the English language.
Knowing that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children, volunteers with Reading Partners tutor struggling K-4 readers. In Charlotte in 2015-16, 90% of the students served by Reading Partners increased their rate of literacy learning, with the average student more than doubling his or her rate of learning.
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 800 students tutored by Heart Math Tutoring met program growth goals in math in 2016-17.
Double the number of Charlotte’s 3rd graders reading at grade level from 40% to 80% by 2025.