Volunteers teaching STEM to children

Volunteers are the Lifeblood of a Non-Profit

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation week, Charleston Promise Neighborhood would like to recognize the diverse, dedicated group of tireless volunteers that supports the mission of Charleston Promise Neighborhood in our schools and the larger surrounding Charleston community. The important and impactful work of nonprofits throughout the Lowcountry would not be possible without the efforts […]

parents and community involvement

We Must Involve Parents and Community in the Education of Children

No one is more important to a child than their parent. Because children spend 70% of their time away from school, any effort to improve children’s academic performance must include and involve their parents. Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for […]

The Critical Importance of Community Engagement in Schools

Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for the children. One study found that family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Some of the more intensive programs had effects that were 10 times […]