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The Charlotte Woman’s Club Awards Heart Math Tutoring $20,000 Grant To Expand Program

May 27, 2015

Heart Math Tutoring recently received a $20,000 grant from The Charlotte Woman’s Club to expand the volunteer math tutoring program to Piney Grove Elementary School in 2015-16.

Heart Math Tutoring is a math intervention program that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to work as tutors in high-poverty elementary schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Hundreds of community members spend one hour each week delivering Heart’s research-based, structured curriculum.

Tiffany Martin, President of The Charlotte Woman’s Club (CWC) and a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Club (GFWC), said,  “We are proud to be working with an organization that focuses on building math skills in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system. We are thrilled that with our grant funding Heart Math Tutoring will be able to add another school to its program.“

Piney Grove Elementary has been in discussions with Heart Math Tutoring for two years regarding bringing the program to its campus, and funding has been the only obstacle. The Charlotte Woman’s Club recently began to focus its efforts on STEM education and was introduced to Heart Math Tutoring in August 2014. CWC sponsored several parent engagement events for Heart in December and invited Heart staff to speak at a CWC members meeting in March. CWC and Heart also share a love for civic engagement and volunteerism.

“This fully funded grant request is tremendous affirmation of our work,” said Emily Elliott, Executive Director of Heart Math Tutoring. “More importantly, this grant allows 50 additional students to receive one-on-one tutoring next year. We are so grateful that the members of The Charlotte Woman’s Club believe in Heart’s mission and have welcomed us into the great work they are already doing. I am particularly excited to work with another group so focused on civic engagement and can’t wait to see this outcome of this funding in action, supporting struggling students this fall.”

Gay Warren, president of GFWC-NC and member of The Charlotte Woman’s Club, selected STEM programs as a statewide focus for her two-year term. “Working with Heart Math Tutoring is a perfect way to support STEM and make a positive impact in our local community,” Martin said.

The Charlotte Woman’s Club

The Charlotte Woman’s Club, established in 1902, is a nonprofit, civic organization with the mission statement: “A tradition of volunteering together to serve our community.” Members provide hands-on support and monetary funding to various local and international 501(c)(3) organizations. The Charlotte Woman’s Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina. Contact info@charlottewomansclub.org for more information.

Heart Math Tutoring

Heart Math Tutoring is a nonprofit with a mission to ensure that all elementary students develop a strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics by leveraging the powerful resource of volunteer time. Community members commit one hour per week to deliver an effective, hands-on curriculum through one-on-one tutoring sessions during the school day in Title I elementary schools.

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