Equity + Education

  1. WESTERLY HILLS ACADEMY + CORE CHURCH– Expand support for students and families in zip code 28208 many of whom are negatively impacted by poverty, hunger, lack of affordable housing stability, (over)working parents, and lack of transportation. Explore opportunities for partnering with Core Church to support these families
  2. COVID-19 TRAUMA – Ensure training for partners (teachers, administrators, tutors) to understand the added layer of trauma from this pandemic year and the mental/emotional health consequences.
  3. LITERACY– Encourage best practices for reading mastery (a bellwether predictor for success in school) from the earliest possible age and engage more FPC members in proven effective literacy programs.

Featured Resources

Article

Mona Lisa’s checklist: A homeless woman’s quest to ‘just get a job’ in Charlotte

Housing + Homelessness

The decade since the Great Recession has filled pockets of many people who live here in the fastest growing city in the southeast, but it’s also widened the gap between those people who have and those who don’t.

Article

CharMeck State of Housing Instability & Homelessness Report

Housing + Homelessness

A collection of reports that utilizes local data to provide informative and actionable research to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policymakers, funders, service providers, people with lived experience, media outlets, and the general community.

Video

Why Are American Public Schools Still So Segregated?

Equity in Education

A look at the history of school segregation, gains, and setbacks from the 60s until now.

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Tutor at Westerly Hills Academy

 The following programs partner with the school, providing curriculum, training and coordinators to support volunteers: Heart Math Tutoring, Read CharlotteAugustine Literacy Project

Select a Child from the Virtual Holiday Tree

Join us in supporting Westerly Hills Academy students, families, and staff through our virtual Holiday Giving Tree!

Wish List | Monetary Gifts | Volunteer

Support the Food Pantry at Westerly Hills Academy

Volunteers are needed to provide food on a monthly basis or serve on the team that delivers food to the school.

VOLUNTEER AS A SUCCESS COACH – Meet weekly with a WHA student to work on skills in goal setting and decision making. | cischarlotte.org | Contact

SUPPORT FPC-SPONSORED GIRL SCOUT TROOP – Support FPC-sponsored Girl Scout Troop at Wilson STEM Academy (the feeder middle school for WHA students) by attending troop meetings twice a month,  attending field trips and/or camping trips (twice a year), supervising cookie sales, driving girls home from events, assisting with refreshments, teaching a merit badge (such as life skills, first aid, animals, art, STEM, etc.), sewing badges on sashes. We also need help starting a troop at WHA. | Get invovled

SERVE AS A CAMP CONNECTOR – communicate with and support  a family as they prepare to send their student for a week of fun in Old Fort, NC.  (FPC has been sending students to Camp Grier for 50 years.) | Get invovled

VOLUNTEER AT BELLXCEL SUMMER CAMP – Volunteer at BellXcel Summer Camp, hosted by Core Church in Partnership with FPC – Help rising kindergarteners prepare for the beginning of school.  Assist staff by reading stories, playing games at recess or helping with learning centers. | Get invovled

JOIN CONTACT LIST for more opportunities to serve. | Join