Allegro Foundation

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Pat Farmer, Founder/President
Main Address:
419 Ardmore Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

What We Do

We combine movement instruction with educational & medical expertise, creating new techniques to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.

Allegro teaches more than 700 children with intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, orthopedic challenges (wheelchairs and walkers), Spina bifida, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, children at-risk, and children with cancer in FREE classes every year! Allegro does not discriminate against ANY disability!!!

Allegro Foundation has been operational for over 25 years. Originally founded in 1991 in Los Angeles then relocated to Charlotte in 2000. We have taught THOUSANDS of North Carolina’s underserved children with disabilities, providing medical, social, emotional, and educational benefits.

Our basic philosophy emphasizes the total learning process by combining cognitive and muscle memories together to stimulate sequential and conceptual learning, problem-solving skills and communication, while also building motor skills/physical coordination and eliciting strong emotional and physiological changes in the body.

We are a champion for children with disabilities!

Interesting Info

In 2004, Allegro’s students made history as the first organization of children with disabilities to perform at the White House.
During the Summer of 2013, Allegro expanded its programming into South Carolina! Allegro officially operates in BOTH the Carolinas!
In the Fall of 2014, Allegro added a community outreach site at Novant Hospital for the convenience of some of our most medically fragile students.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Teaching Assistant
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wed Nov 14 2018.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am
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Teaching Assistant for School Programs
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wed May 30 2018.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:15am
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Allegro Office
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Tue Jan 01 2019.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Be a big shot & volunteer with Allegro! Friday, March 9, 2018 (All day) Read more »
2018 Allegro Invitational (Golf Tournament) Monday, September 10, 2018 (All day) Read more »
10th Annual Ambassador's Ball Saturday, January 12, 2019 (All day) Read more »

Upcoming Events

1st Annual Clay Shooting Contest March 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
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