Letter to Supporters from Executive Director Tonya Horton


It is with great delight that I say "thank you" to each of you for supporting our work at Citizen Schools North Carolina. We are excited about the status of our partnerships and our mid-year results indicate that we are moving steadily along the student achievement track. As I travel to our campuses, I have been pleased bythe dedication of our staff, the commitment of our 100 volunteers, and the continued support of our funders. My experiences have included the fabulous 6 Degrees of Charlotte networking event during which our 8th grade students were able to network with professionals in the fields of banking & finance, energy, philanthropy & community service, law & government, and much more. Joining me at 6 Degrees were over 150 supporters in the Charlotte area. I have also witnessed lawyers from Parker Poe and law students from NCCU teaching students the fundamentals of arguing a case; Wireless Generation employees teaching urban teens about survival skills; teams from EMC making engineering accessible to middle school students; and EPA volunteers and college students engaging students in science explorations.

WOW! season is quickly approaching and I invite you to attend a WOW! to see the great accomplishments of our students, staff and Citizen Teachers for yourself! The dates are listed on our events page here.

We are also in midst of the Citizens for Citizen Schools campaign, which is our annual effort to build awareness of our work and increase our sustainability. I encourage you to make an investment here and enhance our students' learning experiences.

I wish you well,





Tonya Horton

CSNC Executive Director