B - Educational

Triangle Debate League

The Triangle Debate League (TDL) seeks to bring the educational and developmental benefits of debate to underserved students in the Research Triangle area by partnering with selected secondary schools in the area public school systems and by providing coaching and competitive events for students in those schools. The sponsoring teams are members of the Dogwood Forensic League, the National Association of Speech and Debate (NASD), and the National Catholic Forensic League, though TDL is not directly affiliated with either of those teams or organizations.

Raleigh/Durham Chapter of the National Black MBA Association

The mission of the National Black MBA Association is to lead in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals. We are committed to making an impactful and sustainable difference in the communities in which we work and serve through:

Innovative programs that stimulate intellectual and economic growth
Partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth
Increased awareness and access to graduate management programs and career opportunities in management fields.

Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning

In 2001, the camp formally reorganized itself as a non-profit organization under the name “The Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning.” As well as being able to pursue grant and scholarship money with the non-profit status, the new name reflected a different emphasis. There are many programs now that serve gifted children. But AICL is not merely a pre-college academic booster shot. Instead, what AICL does is to create an environment in which it’s safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of one’s competence.

Person County Education Foundation

The Person County Education Foundation is dedicated to serving students in grades K-12 in traditional and charter public schools of Person County, North Carolina. PCEF is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and has been granted public charity status. Although originally established in 1988, PCEF faced a need to reorganize in 2012.

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.