after school program

21st Century Community Learning Grant from State for $200,000 Propels Enrichment Services at Mary Ford Elementary

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Helping Students Succeed in Title 1 School Research shows that academic, behavioral and artistic afterschool programs improve all areas of students’ performance in Title One schools. Nyla Bell, now a rising 10th grader with the grades and plans to become a pediatrician, is one of those students. Once a 5th grader with […]

21st century skills

Why We Must Teach 21st Century Workplace Skills

The skills we all need in today’s information-age workplace are very different from the skills required not so long ago. Mid- and late-20th century jobs built on the assembly line required physical strength and a work ethic. Pre-computer office jobs required reading and math literacy, and some critical thinking skills for those in management. Jobs […]