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Speaker at The Charlotte Justice Conference

10.09.2019

Heart Executive Director Emily Gaffney led the “Education and Childhood Trauma” session at the Charlotte Justice Conference on 10/5/19. The second annual conference was organized by Christine Nicodemus and Heart tutor Tim Nicodemus and had around 115 guests in attendance at Project 658.

Emily offered context and statistics from CMS’s bold Breaking The Link report. The report begins with history of integration and re-segregation of Charlotte schools before sharing that a predictive link still exists between race, school poverty level, and academic outcomes – hence … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring Featured on University City Connect!

09.27.2019

University City Connect recently shared Heart’s mission and need on their website. 

“Heart Tutoring provides training, volunteer-friendly lesson plans, and on-site staff support. Most importantly, students build skills and confidence: 98% have met program goals set by UNC Charlotte and CMS.”

Read the full article here!continue reading

Smarty Interview: Meet Emily Gaffney and Heart Math Tutoring

09.26.2019

Check out our latest feature in the Charlotte Smarty Pants magazine: 

“CSP Team Note: We recently chatted with Emily Gaffney, Executive director of Heart Math Tutoring. If you don’t know this organization, you need to. They’re doing incredible things in our community. Enjoy getting to know Emily, Heart Math Tutoring and find out how you can get involved here!”

“The idea was born from community members at Social Venture Partners (SVP) who felt like volunteer tutors could be better used in the public schools. … continue reading

WCCB Rising Features a Heart Math Tutor

09.17.2019

5-year tutor Ashley Kaiser shares her experience with Heart Tutoring and how both volunteers and students benefit from the program. “To see the growth and excitement on students’ faces when they master a new concept is what keeps me coming back… the 30 minutes that you’re committing each week really makes a difference,” says Kaiser. View the full interview here.… continue reading

An Interview with a Volunteer: Adam Schauer

09.03.2019

It didn’t take long for Adam Schauer to become a devoted member of the Heart Math Tutoring volunteer team. Heart Tutoring’s ability to “immediately impact” the Charlotte community is what first intrigued Adam, a Client Portfolio Manager at Barings, about serving with us years ago. We recently sat down with Adam to hear what makes being a Heart Tutoring volunteer special, in his own words.

“You don’t even think about math. You’re just interacting with them.”

Beyond instilling the life skills that come with … continue reading

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