Project One

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
CaraLee Murphy
Main Address

8640 University City Blvd
Suite A3 #259
Charlotte, NC 28213
United States

What We Do
Project One creates a path to and through college for motivated students from under-resourced, single parent families. Students receive four-year scholarships of up to $25,000, one-to-one mentoring, and comprehensive training to help them earn their bachelors degrees, as well as acquire the skills they need for long-term career and life success. MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: Project One students are involved in their community, stand out academically, and possess a strong desire to leverage higher education as a bridge to economic mobility. To help promote scholar success, the program provides meaningful scholarship assistance, and pairs each student with a trained adult mentor to help them successfully navigate their college journey. Scholars also receive financial literacy education, personal development classes, mental health/self-care workshops, and career readiness experiences to help them develop the skills they need for professional and life success beyond college. IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS: Fortunately, Project One scholars were all able to smoothly transition to remote learning when their campuses abruptly closed in the Spring 2020 semester. Nonetheless, the coronavirus outbreak forced our organization to cancel our annual "Power of One" fundraising event, which raises money to support scholarships and mentoring. Financial Donation Requested: Please consider a gift to Project One to help provide financial assistance and mentoring for outstanding Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school graduates from low-income, single parent families.
Interesting Info
  • Project One has invested (via college scholarships) more than $730K in 35 Charlotte-Mecklenburg students since 2012.
  • The four-year graduation rate for Project One Scholars is 83%, dramatically exceeding the 41% rate for first-time, full-time college students nationally.
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