Giving Charleston children a brighter future
Our programs in four under-resourced early learning and elementary schools can transform a generation
Charleston Promise Neighborhood provides and facilitates comprehensive programs and services that
support children, strengthen families, and mobilize residents to action.
Afterschool learning, summer camps and mentoring programs keep students engaged and developing all year long.
School-based clinics provide access to a team of health care providers ready to diagnose and treat children in school and at home.
Activities, tools, and resources engage families, parents, and community members in helping our children thrive.
Creating a better Charleston for everyone.
Fostering new opportunities for success.
We know children have the chance for a bright future when they are educated, healthy, and connected to their community. Our programs in four Title 1 early learning and elementary schools give children access to opportunities that make all the difference in achieving a successful life.
Fueling Charleston’s future.
We believe in treating the whole child through health & wellness, community engagement, and family & parent engagement. Since 2010, we’ve collaborated with four early learning and elementary schools in under-resourced Charleston neighborhoods.
Through these relationships and many partnerships, hundreds of children have participated in after-school and summer programs, received health & wellness services and attended community events and family fun nights.
Measuring our success in Charleston’s schools
We know children have the chance for a bright future when they are educated, healthy and connected to their community. Our programs in Title I elementary schools give children access to opportunities that can transform a generation.
students received higher reading scores after going through our summer program in 2019
children treated through KidsWell during the 2018-2019 school year
students participated in family engagement events in the 2018-2019 school year
Be part of our work.
At Charleston Promise Neighborhood, we know you want to be an engaged community member dedicated to the long-term success of the children who live here. In order to do that, you need to support an organization that uses education as a tool to fuel the local economy and future workforce.
But it’s easy to get insulated in your own circle of friends, co-workers and community. You may simply be unaware of the challenges facing your neighbors just a few miles or a bridge away. You’re not sure how to help and wonder if you can really move the needle on such an overwhelming problem.
Be part of transforming a generation in 3 simple steps:
1. Make a donation.
2. Know your dollars go directly to supporting programs that give children the opportunity to succeed.
3. Be part of a community where everyone has access to a bright future.
Catalyst for Citizenship & Social Innovation Initiatives
Mary Ford Early Learning & Family Center