Fall 2019 Grants

Augustine Literacy Project

Charlotte, NC

General operating support for ALP’s core literacy intervention program delivered by highly trained volunteer tutors serving students in high-poverty CMS elementary schools $45,000

Charlotte Speech and Hearing

Charlotte, NC

Program support for clinicians to provide individualized support to struggling readers in K-3rd grades to build vocabulary and language expression $35,000

EducationNC

State Level – NC

General operating support for EdNC's independent reporting on critical issues affecting students, educators, and families across the state of North Carolina $30,000

ExcelinEd

State Level – NC

Program support to assess NC educator knowledge of the science of reading and make policy recommendations to improve early reading in the state, including key support for educators $30,000
(over 2 years)

International House

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the Rising Readers program, which provides intense literary support over the summer months to a growing population of English language learning students in CMS, serving over 400 students

$80,000
(over 2 years)

North Carolina Business Committee for Education

State Level – NC

Program support for the DRIVE Summit: Developing a Representative & Inclusive Vision for Education, an initiative of the Governor’s office to move towards a new landscape in recruiting, developing, supporting & retaining educators of color in North Carolina $40,000

ourBRIDGE

Charlotte, NC

General operating support for an afterschool program with a focus on literacy for over 150 immigrant and refugee children from Title 1 CMS schools $35,000

Profound Gentlemen

Charlotte, NC

General operating support to promote retention of male educators of color in North Carolina through professional development, leadership, and mentorship models $250,000
(over 3 years)

Queens University

Charlotte, NC

Program support for Queens School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA), a program that prepares new school leaders and principals through a partnership with Queens' McColl School of Business, Cato College of Education, and CMS $30,000

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Charlotte, NC

Program support for a Literacy Lab that strengthens teacher coaching and training to aid 150 students in literacy intervention $85,000
(over 2 years)

TrueSchool

State Level – NC

Program support for a statewide learning community of leaders who are driving equity-focused education systems to improve student achievement and close gaps in K-3 literacy $50,000

University of North Carolina EPIC

State Level – NC

Program support for comparative research on the CMS and North Carolina teacher workforces, including preparation, effectiveness, and retention of excellent teachers $233,492
(over 5 years)

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support for the Y Readers summer program,  preventing summer learning loss for over 900 students at 12 Title 1 CMS school sites $150,000
(over 2 years)