B - Educational

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Renaissance West Community Initiative is a non-profit organization coordinating the education and services continuum of the former Boulevard Homes public housing site into a vibrant, village called Renaissance. The initiative uses a holistic community redevelopment approach, focusing on multiple critical factors, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, health and wellness services and commercial investment.

Willow Tree Community School

Willow Tree Community School opened in 2011 in an effort to provide a Christ-centered, balanced, liberal arts education to the children of Cleveland County. We are founded on the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason, whose model reflects the idea that children are individuals-persons who respond in unique ways to living ideas. Willow Tree is a 501(c)3 non profit organization serving children from elementary school through high school.

Girls Talk Math

The goal of Girls Talk Math is to encourage students who identify as female to consider careers in Mathematics. This is accomplished through a two week summer day-camp in which girls work in groups to solve difficult problem sets and learn the achievements of women in mathematics. The program is based in a framework of understanding the barriers preventing young women from entering careers in mathematics. These include a lack of confidence in their abilities, failure to see themselves represented among mathematicians, and less encouragement from peers and teachers.

Schools Need Support

Schools Need Support believes each child is a super hero and just needs a supporting team to help them succeed. Every child deserves to have all the resources in the educational system. We are here to help schools fill the gaps in funding and inspiration to succeed.

STEP (Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership)

Mission Statement: We will work to improve education of all students in the NC counties of Nash and Edgecombe by facilitating collaboration by all groups involved and interested in public education.
Our priority goals:
1. Build the Talent Pipeline. Ensure that young people in Edgecombe and Nash Counties are exposed to and fully prepared for the 21st century jobs that our region offers.
2. Sustainability. Secure ongoing philanthropic, corporate and public financial support so that STEP is self sustaining.

Ashford Institute

Ashford Institute will create interdisclipinary educational programs related to medicine, psychology and social work for special issues that cross boundaries of several disciplines, and that further specific goals United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education; Peace and Justice (which shall include, but not be limited to, the prevention of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and the expansion of access to healthcare); Good Health and Well-being; Improving Nutrition and Ending Hunger; Eradicating Poverty.

Orange Literacy

Orange Literacy envisions a community where literacy is available to all. Our mission is to help adults reach their education, employment and life goals. To do this, we provide high quality, free one-on-one and small group instruction in reading, writing, basic math, digital literacy, English language skills and GED and citizenship prep to adults living or working in Orange and Alamance Counties.