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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

March 14th Pi Day Hangouts

03.03.2019

March 14th is Pi Day (3/14), and representatives from Heart Tutoring will be hitting the town for informal/optional gatherings all day with any tutors, donors, friends, and staff who want to meet. Check out who, when, and where below.

  • 8 – 9AM coffee at Panera on Fairview (w/ Sally)
  • 8 – 9AM coffee at Amelie’s on College Street (w/ Emily)
  • 9:30 – 10:30AM coffee at Dunkin Donuts on Independence (Linda + Alexis)
  • 11:30AM – 12:30PM lunch at Panera in the University Area (Alexis)
  • 12 –
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Math Madness (in March)

For anyone interested in getting more plugged into the cause around math, education, and/or opportunity, we are keeping math stats and event opportunities coming during the month of March.

Math Matters!

  • Did you know that math achievement at age 7 is predictive of socioeconomic status at age 42? This is after controlling for IQ, academic motivation, and socioeconomic status at birth. (Ritchie & Bates, Enduring Links From Childhood Mathematics and Reading Achievement to Adult Socioeconomic Status, 2013)
  • Surprise – not only do school-entry math
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2018 NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

01.03.2019

By Heart Program Managers Sarah Cover and Kelsey Ripley

Sarah and I joined the Heart Math Tutoring team as Program Managers this summer, and in October, we had the opportunity to join Heart Program Director Cydney Kramer in attending the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (NCCTM) in Greensboro, NC. We were joined by hundreds of other North Carolina math teachers, facilitators, and researchers. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many other education professionals who are working to creatively and effectively … continue reading

How Do You Make a Difference in Your Community?

11.13.2018

Today, UNC Charlotte and TIAA partnered to host the “Making A Difference in the Community” Luncheon to honor Charlotte-area Difference Makers in recognition of TIAA’s centennial anniversary. On this #WorldKindnessDay2018, as we ‘celebrate and promote good deeds’, Executive Director Emily Elliott was among five individuals honored for making a significant difference in the Charlotte community.

“It is exciting to see the work of our volunteers and students getting recognized, and I am honored to accept this recognition on their behalf! If you are … continue reading

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