Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation recently announced grant awards totaling $1,714,830 to 33 non-profit organizations, including Citizen Schools. The granted funds are available for a variety of uses by the beneficiaries with supported programs including affordable housing, children’s services, crisis assistance, education, health care, legal services, and social services.
Citizen Schools North Carolina was awarded $75,000 to support campus programs in Charlotte. The funds will also assist with planning costs for Expanded Learning Time in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Project LIFT.
About Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation
Sisters of Mercy is a Supporting Organization and Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, and provides support for its charitable, religious, and educational mission. Since October 1996, the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation has awarded, on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas South Central Community, 1,246 grants, totaling more than $56,100,000, to organizations serving underserved or overlooked communities. For more information, please call (704) 366-0087 or visit online at www.somncfdn.org.
About Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for low income children across the country. Citizen Schools uniquely mobilizes thousands of adult volunteers to help improve student achievement by teaching skill-building Apprenticeships after school. The organization’s programs blend these real-world learning projects with rigorous academic and leadership development activities, preparing students in the middle grades for success in high school, college, the workforce, and civic life.
The Citizen Schools North Carolina program launched in 2006 and currently serves nearly 400 students and engages over 300 volunteers. Learn more about Citizen Schools’ programs and results at www.citizenschools.org.