In 2020, the Next Gen decided to shift their grantmaking program to learn more about non-profit lifecycles and capacity building.
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.
The Science of Early Learning
Authored by: Deans for Impact
Five Levers to Improve Early Literacy in NC
Article published on ednc.org
Authored by: Munro Richardson
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.
Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It: A CEO Action Plan To Support Improved U.S. Literacy Rates
Authored by: Business Roundtable
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.
87% of K-3 students in Y Readers summer program improve or maintain their reading level.