Billingsville Elementary

Challenge

According to Billingsville Principal, Alicia Hash, a majority of the students from the Grier Heights neighborhood enter kindergarten at least two years behind their peers from the surrounding more affluent neighborhoods. Other statistics around Billingsville’s student population of approximately 400, all of whom reside in Grier Heights, are equally alarming. Over 97% are considered economically disadvantaged, approximately 100 qualify for McKinney Vento (homeless) status, and the student mobility rate often reaches 30% peryear. These conditions all contribute to an academic and social achievement gap that is almost impossible to overcome.

Response

Academic support, enrichment, and mentoring offered for all Grier Heights children ages preschool through grade 12.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are needed year-round as Augustine Literacy Tutors, Tutor Charlotte Active Readers, North Star reading buddiesHeart Math Tutors, mentors, lunch buddies, administrator and teacher support, etc.

PARTNERS

Augustine Literacy Project
Billingsville Leadership PTSA

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Communities in Schools
F3 Nation
Heart Math Tutoring
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Read Charlotte
Tutor Charlotte
YWCA After-School Program

LEADERSHIP

Danyae Person