Campus & Community Partners

The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte works with a variety of community and campus partners. Through our partnerships we are able to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for educators

  • Tutor K-12 students

  • Prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to work with diverse learners through service learning

  • Conduct research to improve the quality of teaching and learning to adolescents

The Center gratefully acknowledges the work and collaboration with the following organizations:

Community & National Partners

  • Freedom School Partners, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. Freedom School Partners is dedicated to serving at-risk students and families living in poverty in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The mission of Freedom School Partners is to engage, educate and empower children to succeed in school and in life through quality, year-round educational enrichment programs.  FSP works with community partners, offering after school programs during the school year as well as Children Defense Fund's Freedom Schools® programs in the summer, to improve academic achievement, reduce dropout rates, and inspire the love of reading.

  • The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) in Chapel Hill, N.C. SCALE supports campus-based literacy programs locally, statewide, and nationally through our Literacy Action Networks. In these programs, college students serve as literacy tutors or teachers in their community. SCALE is a partner organization with whom we've partnered in our Literacy for Democracy program.

  • James Martin Middle School, John Motley Morehead K-8 STEM Academy, and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Center has partnered with these schools across a range of programs including teacher professional development, clinical experiences for pre-service teacher education students, tutoring and Freedom School.

  • Greater Enrichment Program of Charlotte, N.C.  GEP After-School Enrichment Program provides a loving, caring environment beyond school hours where children have the opportunity to do their homework, improve academic skills and socialize with friends. GEP provides stimulating and fun activities, which help children to develop into healthy well-rounded youth. Tutoring, sports, cultural activities and computer awareness are just a few of the activities that fill their after-school hours in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Children's Defense Fund© (CDF) in Washington D.C. is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked for over 35 years on behalf of all children. The CDF champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.

  • The United Way of Central Carolinas has served the Charlotte area since 1931 with the mission to create lasting change for those most in need, through strategic philanthropy. Today, this United Way serves a five-county region that includes Anson, Cabarrus, Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Mooresville/Lake Norman and Union. 

UNC Charlotte Campus Partners

Project Partners