2014 Partners & Placements

Allenbrook Elementary School

As a family engagement specialist, the student will research the family backgrounds of students at Allenbrook Elementary including family makeup, parent place of employment and work hours, and current level of participation at the school. They will determine specific barriers to parent participation at Allenbrook and propose possible solutions to overcome these barriers. The student will also shadow the principal at Project LIFT meetings and other community events.
Scholar: Dien Tien Le '17; Supervisor: Katharine Bonasera, Principal

Arts & Science Council

The student will coordinate special projects for Out-of-School-Time (OST) programming, including arts-based and digital media literacy programs. The student will research best practices in arts-based and OST programming and generate recommendations for improvement. Additionally, the student will design and deliver a multi-aged digital and media literacy course.
Scholar: Scott Cunningham '16; Supervisor: Barbara Ann Temple, VP of Education

Billingsville Elementary

The student will coordinate the summer learning program. Their responsibilities include data tracking, curriculum development, event and field trip planning, small group instruction, and scheduling. The student will also support the assistant principal in many of her leadership responsibilities.
Scholar: Maddi Driscoll '17; Supervisor: Shanna Rae, Assistant Principal

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - Office of the Deputy Superintendent

As the Family Center Service analysis intern, the student will conduct an in-depth analysis and develop a "customer service report" at the district Family Center which serves international families, special education, students, Pre-K students, new families to Mecklenburg County, magnet students and students for which English is a second language. The scholar will also have extensive opportunities to shadow the deputy superintendent, attend cabinet and executive staff meetings, and learn about system-level educational management.
Scholar: Lena Parker '17; Supervisor: Ann B. Clark, Deputy Superintendent

Levine Museum of the New South

As education intern, the student will support the museum in designing and delivering educational programming and outreach exploring historical dimensions of the Civil Rights movement and the impacts on our lives today. The student will also support a multi-year project designed to look at the Latino New South and how the Latino experience in this region is shaping the future and the present.
Scholar: Yeeva Cheng '15; Supervisor: Julie Fowler: Manager, Strategy, Talent and Operations

Project L.I.F.T

The student will assist Project LIFT in building a collaboration and measurement tool for their multiple partner organizations. The tool will facilitate goal tracking, reporting, and communication. The student will attend monthly meetings with each partner organization, school principals, and with LIFT leadership to gain perspective on the work and decision making process.
Scholar: Macy Parker '15; Supervisor: Douglaus Jones, Executive Director - Planning and Evaluation

Teach for America

As a strategy, talent, and operations associate the student will support Teach for America as it undergoes a restructuring of the regional team. The student will assist regional teams in this transition process throughout the summer with the goal of creating and implementing efficient operating systems, project plans, and communication plans to benefit all of the constituents (staff members, corps members, alumni, community partners, etc.) and by managing projects that require communication and collaboration across multiple teams.
Scholar: Nate Harding '17; Supervisor: Julie Fowler: Manager, Strategy, Talent and Operations

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

As a data and research program assistant, the student will work with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute research team and support their efforts in data collection, evaluation reporting, development of policy documents, and community outreach. Among other education-related projects, the student will contribute to an emerging study "Describing Pathways to Disengagement and to Success: Black Male Graduates from CMS to UNC Charlotte."
Scholar: Addie Balenger '15; Supervisor: Dr. Amy Hawn Nelson, Director of Research and Director of the Institute for Social Capital

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

As the Y Readers Standards of Practice coordinator, the student will be responsible for developing, using, and analyzing soft skills evaluation tools for the Y Readers literacy program.  Additionally, the student will evaluate the Y Readers volunteer experience-including training, site experience, Net Promoter Survey, and the "donor ask" process- and prepare a recommendation report for improvement.
Scholar: Thomas Rocca '17; Supervisor: Amanda Wilkinson, Sr. Program Director of School Age Initiatives

Youth Development Initiatives

The student will complete a variety of projects, including developing summer curricula, creating a video training program for new facilitators, and preparing a best practice report on youth work and mentorship programs to be used as Youth Development Initiatives expands. The student will also learn about operations and management at the Life Skills Training Center.
Scholar: Brian Wiora '17; Supervisor: Jordan Starck, Program Coordinator