The top 10 grant applicants are:
Arts & Culture:
Meck-Ed: Addresses the increasing college and career readiness gaps facing the most vulnerable student populations in CMS. The program provides social navigation services and work-based learning opportunities to Title 1 school juniors and seniors.
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool: To remove the educational and social inequities that block opportunities for Charlotte’s Latino students by creating a socio-economically and linguistically integrated preschool classroom.
Conservation Trust for North Carolina: A youth conservation corps that uses the natural world as a platform to teach young people environmental stewardship, job and life skills, leadership, community service, and personal responsibility.
WFAE 90.7, University Radio Foundation Inc.: To provide for a significant focus on environmental reporting by investing in an environmental journalist and broadcast productions related to regional environmental issues
Children’s Hope Alliance: Supports TASK program designed to meet the complex needs of youth who have caused sexual harm utilizing a multi-modal approach to treatment and allowing for the therapy these youths need to break the cycle of abuse.
Hope Haven: Provide a nurse practitioner at the on-site clinic in order to better provide mental, emotional and physical health for the homeless, chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment.
The Center for Community Transitions: Serving families who are dealing with the effects of having a loved one incarcerated. Children and families are supported via a multi-faceted, family centered approach addressing mental health, academic achievement and community connectivity.
Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund: A mentoring program to support CHA college scholarship recipients, most of whom are first generation college students so that they can successfully manage college challenges, graduate and build a social capital resource network.