While just 23 percent of white students in Charlotte attend majority-poverty schools, 77 percent of black students and 80 percent of Latino students go to these schools, according to an original analysis of federal data provided by the National Equity Atlas, a joint project of Policy Link and the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. The discrepancy is significant, because high-poverty schools tend to have fewer resources, less-qualified teachers, and weaker parent-volunteer networks than affluent schools.


In 2007, nearly 40 percent of children in the United States lived in low-income families — families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Youth from low-income families are vulnerable to poor outcomes as adults, as these youth often lack the resources and opportunities found to lead to better outcomes.– United States Bureau of the Census.

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Become a Community Enhancing Project Leader


Our mentors will build relationships with our members on a one-on-one level. They will advocate for the member and holistically support their needs. The mentors will build relationships with the members, their parents and family support systems, their academic influences, and their athletic influences.

Education Advocate

This shall be a community member/parent that will attend school meetings and establish a productive relationship with the administration, teaching staff, and supporting staff at the schools that the majority of the children attend. They will inform the Always Believe of the activities of the school system that will impact the children.
For more information contact Brittney Bogues


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