UMBA Bright Stars, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Pearlie Cureton-Thomas
Main Address

422 Cannings Lane
Charlotte, NC 28262
United States

UMBA Bright Stars Inc.
5232 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28215
United States

What We Do
Our mission is to bring equity in academic achievement to One Bright Star Scholar at a time through excellence in After School and Summer Programs for children in grades K-5. The mission centers on making a significant difference in closing the learning gap that exists in many of our schools. We accomplish this through four Integrated Experiences: Academic - We assess the unique needs of each Scholar and provide the appropriate one-on-one and small group instruction in a caring, safe, and loving environment with high expectations of every scholar. Extended Enrichment - Young Scholars enjoy STEAM activities and other real-life experiences. Core Values/Character Development - Social, emotional, and leadership development provide the thread that connects success in school and success in life. Parent and Family Engagement - Families are encouraged to become advocates for their children's education at home, in their children's schools, and in the larger society.
Interesting Info
  • During the years in partnership in East Charlotte, we have supported and served 97 students from 17 different schools including homeschool.
  • From 2017-2020, using donations from local community groups and individuals, we provided sliding scale scholarships to more than 60% of our students.
  • Partnering with local community churches, in the use of their facility, our goal is to provide out-of-school time locations in different areas of the community.
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