Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz (Center for New North Carolinians) received new funding from the Kinder Morgan Foundation for the project “Afternoon Academics.” Elizabeth Biddle will be co-principal investigator on the project.
From the abstract:
“In conjunction with the local school district, the CNNC runs Afternoon Academics, an after-school and summer tutorial program that benefits over 150 immigrant and refugee youth. Staffed by AmeriCorps ACCESS members and local university volunteers, the program focuses on improving basic reading, literacy, and math skills. For the diverse populations the CNNC serves, academic achievement is doubly challenging due to language, culture, and economic barriers that many youth experience. Effective after-school programs build upon the students’ academic experience in the classroom. With the implementation of the after-school program, CNNC will provide avenues for young lives to strive for excellence.”