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Greater Steps Scholars

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Year Founded:
1983
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Aisha Strothers
Main Address:
1026 Jay Street
B-23
Charlotte, NC 28208
Mailing Address
220 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

Greater Steps Scholars provides post-secondary scholarships, mentoring and career prep workshops & activities to equip students living in low-income housing with the tools they need to achieve success and economic mobility. We support 125 students each year.

#GIVINGTUESDAY ASK:

We have a big goal: To raise $6,500 to cover account balances for eight Greater Steps Scholars so they can register and return to school for the Spring 2021 semester. The total balance amount is $13,000. But we have a challenge match from a generous donor who will match your donations, dollar for dollar, up to $6,500. So our students need your help to keep them in school.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

How We Are Impacted: Our annual Believers & Achievers Gala was scheduled for April 25th, but is now cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have already paid for some vendor expenses that we cannot recoup. This Gala and auction fundraiser makes up a big chunk of our fundraising budget and provides us with funds to support our low-income, first generation college students with scholarships, mentors, and career readiness skills.

As a response to the COVID-19 situation affecting our students, we created an emergency fund to support currently enrolled students with online learning supplies, bill support and transportation support.

How You Can Help: You can help by making a donation for immediate use to help us support our students with emergency needs mentioned above, or to fill a fundraising gap left by the cancellation of the Gala to support scholarships and programming for our 2020-21 student scholars.

Visit www.fftc.org/greatersteps to make gift online. Please be sure to type in "for immediate use" in the notes area.

We are also in need of mentors to pair with our 2021-22 cohort of students. Your assignment would not begin until June, but you can complete the application, training and background check virtually before June. Please email mentor@greatersteps.org for more information, or complete the online application here: http://bit.ly/greaterstepsmentorapp

Interesting Info

Greater Steps Scholars has supported 940 students since 1983 with scholarships, mentorship, and life & career building workshops.
92% of our student recipients are first-generation college students.
Greater Steps Scholars is formerly the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund.

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Volunteer Opportunities

College & Career Mentor
Repeats every day until Wed Apr 20 2022.
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Internship Connector
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Photo/Video Storyteller
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Marketing/Communications Committee Member
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Social Media Intern
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Board Member
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Workshop Facilitator
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 23 2022.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Virtual Career Speaker
Repeats every day until Wed Jun 22 2022.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Motivational Speaker
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 23 2022.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
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