Charlotte Becomes 6 Degrees Closer

Charlotte came together to make a lifetime of difference in just one evening on February 2.  More than 150 local business professionals shared valuable advice and resources with over thirty eighth-grade students from Citizen Schools at the 6 Degrees of Charlotte event. Hand shakes weaved across the room, business cards were exchanged and faces beamed with pride as connections were made.

Don't just take our word for it though, flip through our online album to see for yourself!

We would like to extend a special thank you to Bob Morgan, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, our Community Connectors and Sector Leaders for their support of and participation in the event.


Thank you to each of you who were able to attend for providing our eighth-grade students with guidance on how to navigate the path to future success in college, career and beyond. Your participation in this year's event meant a great deal to our students. Please watch this video to hear their appreciation as expressed by Lizbeth Torres.

Did you miss the event? Want to stay involved?

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers for one-time or extended opportunities. Please see the details below and contact Cassie McIntyre to learn more or sign up -

Make an Investment! Would you like a sense of ownership in the larger movement of education reform? Education is a great investment - and so are our students. A donation to Citizen Schools of any amount could help change the trajectory for a middle school student. Make your investment online today!

Be a Guest Speaker! Visit a small group of students and lead a conversation about your path to success. Volunteers needed for the weeks of March 12 & 19.

Preview the WOW! Participate in a WOW! dress rehearsal and help our students practice teaching back what they have learned. Volunteers needed for the week of April 23.

Teach an apprenticeship! Want to share your passion? Experience leading a group of students toward success? We are already recruiting for Fall 2012.

Engage your company! Host a Lunch & Learn for your co-workers. We are always eager to share the story of Citizen Schools and to discuss potential opportunities.

Keep the conversation going! Find and follow us on Facebook & Twitter to read favorite student quotes, flip through our event album and simply stay informed.