Key Initiatives

Community Engagement

The Institute encourages and supports community forums to share community data, engage stakeholders in important dialogue and rally support for the students in our local public schools.

In every community, there are many organizations offering programs to serve students who are in danger of failing and/or dropping out. In most instances, these organizations work in isolation from each other and are unaware of the work of other groups in their community. The Institute aims to reduce this isolation, serving as a resource to developing education leadership alliances and school-community organizations to ensure community participation and support for the results-oriented education of all our children.

STEM Scholars Prep Academy

The STEM Scholars Prep Academy identifies talented underserved and low-income middle school students, beginning with 6th graders, and advocates for placing them in advanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. A special emphasis is placed on enrolling and supporting minority males in advanced STEM courses. Students are provided with tutors and mentors to ensure their success through a series of collaborative relationships developed within the school, the school community, the N.C. School of Math and Science, and other community organizations. Click here to find out more.