Scholar: Megan Mavity '14
Supervisors: Johanna Anderson, Executive Director, The Belk Foundation; and Gail Johnson, Director of Education and Volunteers, International House
Boosting academic achievement for children of non-English speaking families, the student works with International House's Youth English Tutoring Program (YETP ) and one of its investors, The Belk Foundation, to create a plan for how best to support children of non-English speaking families to navigate and excel in the public school system. The student splits their weekly 40 hours between International House (25 hours) and The Belk Foundation (15 hours).
Scholar: Emily Rapport '16
Supervisor: Barbara Ann Temple, VP of Education
The student works with the youth development program that uses digital photography and digital multimedia arts to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate, and pursue goals beyond high school. The student also works alongside Barbara Ann Temple in a number of capacities.
Scholar: Rashaun Bennett '16
Supervisor: Ann Blakeney Clark, Deputy Superintendent
Increasing student access to rigor, the student works in the Office of the Deputy Superintendent for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to complete an analysis of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate for each high school in the district. The scholar also has extensive opportunities to shadow the deputy superintendent and learn about system-level educational management.
Scholar: Kassim Alani '15
Supervisor: Christian A. Friend, Ph.D., Executive Director - Planning and Evaluation
Continuous learning calendar implementation, the student participates in the strategic planning, implementation, communication, and evaluation of the continuous learning calendar. The scholar also produces a report on lessons learned from the transitions to continuous learning calendars, and this report is submitted to the executive director of planning and evaluation and serve as part of the overall evaluation of the initiative.
Scholar: Linnea Ng '15
Supervisor: Jessica Miller, CATS Academy Program Director
The student researches, prepares, and implements a program that supports the culture of achievement in CATS Academy (academic and behavioral incentives, tracking, and programming will be included). The student also supports the Sugar Creek students hands-on by serving as a math, reading, or STEM tutor during CATS Academy STEM summer program.
Scholar: Laura Thrash '14
Supervisors: May Johnston, Director of Communications; and Molly Shaw, Executive Director
The student focuses on drafting an early implementation plan of the formal social media policy and social media plan. The scholar works closely with the director of communications, May Johnston, to leverage the work that CIS has already done as well as bring fresh, creative ideas to the project. The scholar has opportunities to gain exposure working with many areas of CIS operations.
Scholar: Maddie Smith '15
Supervisor: Shanna Rae, Math Facilitator
The scholar works with the summer learning program to create a program measurement tool and collect and analyze accurate and ongoing data about the program. The scholar also supports general administration of the program, including supporting the incorporation of the garden into healthy eating and cooking instruction.
Scholar: Robin Malloch '14
Supervisor: Tim Hurley, Executive Director
The student works on a rotational basis, spending a few weeks completing a project for each of the leadership team members. Projects include: generating a Charlotte teacher retention analysis, analyzing Project LIFT data on corps members, and designing a framework on how to build and structure affinity groups to improve their current structure.