The Chatham Education Foundation believes that great organizations are continuously improving. As we move forward to support our schools, teachers and students, we will do so with an open mind, a dedication to education equity and by building advocates for public schools in North Carolina. Our strategic goals:
-K-12 Literacy: Enhance available resources and public will to increase literacy proficiency in Chatham County Schools students. We will do this as the co-lead of Chatham Reads, by putting books into the hands and homes of low-income students and by adding strategic resources to the Chatham County Schools (kindergarten readiness camp).
-Teacher Effectiveness: Increase the number of classrooms with engaging resources. We support this goal through our Creative Teaching Grants.
– Advocacy: Increase the knowledge base of our Chatham community on relevant public education needs in North Carolina. This will ensure our students are given adequate resources by the State.
-Innovations: We seek to fund innovative district resources not currently available in the local school budget. By piloting innovation, we can deliver a proof of concept and show a return on investment for specific programs/resources. We then request the county and/or school district to add the proven program/resource to their budget to support this innovation in perpetuity.