WHAT THEY DO: The Asheville City Schools Foundation is an independent organization whose work strengthens opportunities for students in Asheville City Schools. ACSF’s work impacts over 4,400 students each year through after-school programming, grants to educators, teaching artist classroom residencies, emergency assistance for ACS families and college scholarships. ACSF supports students by reengaging and reconnecting during the current crisis so they can lead a creative life and become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
WHAT THEY DO: Buncombe Partnership for Children is on a mission to strengthen the capacity of early educators, families and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development. BPFC invests in children from birth to age 5 and their families, caretakers and early educators by partnering with local organizations to offer programs that improve the quality of early care and education; increase access to affordable, high-quality early care and education; expand early literacy opportunities; support children’s healthy development; and provide family support.
$ 3655 raised so far.
$3555 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Children First’s mission is to empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Student Support Specialists work in K-6 schools to support students with improvement goals related to attendance, behavior, coursework and parent engagement, and provide after-school enrichment in affordable housing communities. Family Resource Centers offer food boxes, clothing, school supplies, emergency financial assistance and much more.
$ 1880 raised so far.
$1830 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s mission is to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors and access to literacy resources. We serve students in four programs: Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Youth Literacy and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Improved literacy skills benefit not only the struggling reader, but everyone in our community regardless of age, race, gender or background.
$ 4935 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Muddy Sneakers is an award-winning outdoor science education program that partners with public elementary schools to teach curriculum-aligned topics to fifth grade students on nearby protected lands. In the 2019- 2020 school year, the nonprofit served more than 3,500 students in 47 schools across North Carolina. Since many students are now learning remotely, Muddy Sneakers has adapted its traditional model to provide remote and virtual science expeditions to continue to inspire the joy of learning outside, even if it’s only from your own backyard. During this time, Muddy Sneakers is working to ensure all administrators, educators and students have the resources they need to maintain well-being outside the classroom. Your gift today will allow us to reach further.
$ 868 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The mission of My Daddy Taught Me That is to support young males’ development into righteous, respectable and responsible men. We achieve that goal through youth development programming and advocacy focused on eradicating the education-achievement and economic-mobility gaps that affect young men living in the city of Asheville and Buncombe County.
$ 1415 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: OpenDoors of Asheville’s mission is “to break the cycle of poverty through education, one child at a time.” We focus on students and families who are most affected by the race-based achievement gap. Our “To and Through” college program supports local students, grades 4 through college graduation, with services including educational consulting, access to tutoring, enrichment activities and emergency resources. We prepare students growing up in multigenerational poverty to enter college and graduate with little to no student debt. Our @OpenDoorsAsheville program provides on-site remote learning, homework help, field trips, glass blowing, recording arts and more.
$ 2170 raised so far.
$2170 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The POP Project finds new homes for used books at schools, community centers, hospitals and other locations around the community. Our goal is to make sure all books we are entrusted with are used for constructive, personal expansion. Because everyone deserves a good book.
$ 285 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Verner provides high-quality home-based and center-based early care and education to children ages 6 weeks–5 years in families’ homes and at three locations, with a new center at Emma Elementary opening in 2021. We offer Early Head Start, NC Pre-K, child care subsidy and private-pay options. Verner supports children and families with our Family Empowerment Program, providing opportunities for caregivers to continue their education. Rainbow In My Tummy® provides children with access to nutritious foods and helps families to eat healthy. Dynamic outdoor learning environments and experiential gardens provide an abundance of places for children to gather, learn and grow.
$ 1090 raised so far.
$1115 matched so far.