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The Nest Academy

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Year Founded:
2009
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Mary Catherine Hildreth
Main Address:
2223 Eastway Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205

What We Do

Our Vision
The Nest Academy’s vision is to change the lives of our refugee, immigrant and under privileged students to overcome educational barriers and obstacles in an environment that gives them great hope, love, and acceptance. We instill faith and confidence to achieve excellence in their lives.

Our Mission
The Nest Academy’s mission is to empower, enrich and educate children who were at great risk of slipping through the cracks of our public school system educationally, socially and emotionally, propelling them forward to academic success through an individualized, strategic education plan that is designed for their learning styles.

Our History
Founded from the vision to fulfill its mission in 2009, The Nest Academy began making a difference in the lives of 5 refugee girls, alleviating the barriers, obstacles and pressures of public school, and whose circumstances had stunted their academic success and were falling behind due to unmet individual needs. The academy grew from 5 girls in 2009 to 10 girls in 2011, and to 20 girls in 2012, and the addition of 5 boys in 2013. In 2019, we had 17 students and 1 graduate who received her diploma this May 31, 2019.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

We have received over $6,000 in donations/food/supplies for relief efforts to date, many families/neighborhood HOAs, restaurants who have had to close their doors, and one who is staying open to serve the community, The Loyalist Market and Deli in Matthews, who have committed to give us lunch for our students every single day until school resumes, just as we were providing before, to relieve our families burden during quarantine.

We NEED YOUR HELP and would love your help contributing items needed or assisting us raising funds to continue our efforts. Each day that donations come in we are able to restock our supply, based on availability, and allow the families to drive through and pick up a box full of essentials for their home.

You can see a list of needed items below:
-Snacks
-Cereal
-Peanut Butter & Jelly
-Boxed/Canned Goods
-Frozen Meals
-Rice
-Eggs
-Milk
-Bread
-Indoor Crafts and Games
-Household Supplies

For ways to donate tangible items and financials, please go to : https://thenestacademy.org/coronavirus-relief-efforts/

Interesting Info

We educate, enrich and empower refugee, immigrant and under privileged children with a tuition free private school education.
We rely fully on donations and volunteers to fulfill our vision and would LOVE your help.
We have just graduated our 10th first generation refugee high school graduate in June 2020!!!

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Volunteer Opportunities

VIRTUAL BROWN BAG LUNCH 'ANGEL'
Repeats every day until Fri Jun 04 2021.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (All day)
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ADVANCE OUR ACADEMY-GRANT WRITER
Repeats every day until Fri Jun 25 2021.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (All day)
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ONGOING COVID RELIEF EFFORTS
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (All day)
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JOB POSTING: Executive Assistant to the Head Of School
Repeats every day until Mon Aug 31 2020.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 9:45pm
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HOST A DONATION DRIVE
Repeats every week until Fri Jun 25 2021.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 (All day)
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LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM AIDE
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Jun 04 2021.
Monday, August 24, 2020 (All day)
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SHARE YOUR TALENT/PROFESSION WITH OUR STUDENTS
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Jun 04 2021.
Monday, August 24, 2020 (All day)
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URGENT: AM/PM School Van Driver NEEDED (1-2 hr. Daily)
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Jun 04 2021.
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 7:00am
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