In 2020, the Next Gen decided to shift their grantmaking program to learn more about non-profit lifecycles and capacity building.
ourBRIDGE for Kids
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.
Renaissance West Community Initiative
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.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
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 summer 2020, UrbanPromise elementary school students grew an average of 4.4 months in their reading ability. This was the sixth consecutive summer that over 80% of students improved or maintained their reading ability.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
87% of K-3 students in Y Readers summer program improve or maintain their reading level.
Augustine Literacy Project
Augustine Literacy Project provides consistent, intensive one-on-one literacy instruction to low-income 1st and 2nd graders who struggle with reading.
International House Rising Readers
95% of 1st – 3rd grade LEP students in Rising Readers maintained or improved their literacy skills.
Heart Math Tutoring
98% of the more than 990 students tutored by Heart Math Tutoring met program growth goals in math in 2018-19.