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Bethlehem Center of Charlotte

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Year Founded:
1940
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
William McDonald
Main Address:
700 Parkwood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205

What We Do

We provide high quality education and support for children in need through partnerships with their families. Bethlehem Center of Charlotte serves over 800 children each day, in 12 locations around the Charlotte area. Our important work transforms the lives of children and their families by providing educational services to break the cycle of poverty. Our programs are designed to foster, encourage and enable them to fully participate in their own self development and community empowerment.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - RESPONSE AND NEEDS:

We are keeping children and teens engaged even though we have closed our buildings. OST programing continues in small groups during this crisis. Our program staff, teachers, and specialists are working by via telephone, text and email with our students' caregivers, sharing the educational tools they need. To enhance the educational experience for our Early Head Start and Head Start students, our staff has created take home kits to provide educational activities for the children. We have maximized our budgets and our outstanding staff so that we can optimize learning opportunities while our children are isolated from their classrooms.

Why is this important?
We are positively affecting the future economic mobility of these at-risk children by successfully guiding them through a meaningful education program.

How do we do this?
#1 Our early childhood education programs are implemented by caring, certified educators using a structured academic plan for children from birth-5 years old.

#2 K-12 students enrolled in our Out-of School-Time (OST) program focus on their homework priorities, strong, character building projects, and academic enrichment activities.

#3 Our teachers and social work professionals tailor our outreach programs to meet the individualized needs of children and their families, providing for special education needs, emotional and psychological support, and helpful information for parents and caregivers that address their concerns and interests.

What you can do: contribute to these efforts by donating today!

Interesting Info

Our OST students work to acheive a 96% High School graduation rate compared to 48% for their peers.
Our early childhood education teachers tailor their teaching styles and learning activites to meet the individual child's needs.
Our goal is to Educate-Inspire-Transform; education is key to upward mobility.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Office Assistant
Repeats every day until Thu Apr 22 2021.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Homework Helper
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Reading Buddy
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Activity Assistant
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Group Volunteers
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Monday, August 10, 2020 - 4:00pm
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