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Walter G. Byers
School
1415 Hamilton Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Courier #: 574
P: 980-343-6940  |  F: 980-343-6943 
Principal: Anthony Calloway
LC: Project L.I.F.T.
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Project L.I.F.T. 

 

Project L.I.F.T. is a ground breaking initiative that recognizes that the achievement gap that separates thousands of minority and low-income students from their peers in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is unacceptable. This educational crisis has far reaching economic and social implications for the community. To ensure all children receive the promise of a high quality education, Project L.I.F.T. aspires to lift up and accelerate the school district's efforts to improve academic outcomes for all students. The need is urgent and clear. The return on investment and collective impact of coordinating and leveraging philanthropy on a common agenda and approach to closing the achievement gap will be much greater than that of isolated efforts. To attain dramatic results in student achievement, bold action must be taken and it must be taken now.

Acting on these beliefs and the knowledge gained from meeting with nationally recognized education reform leaders; investigating models and initiatives being implemented elsewhere; and obtaining input from over 650 parents, teachers, students, and other community stakeholders, the foundation of an exciting cutting edge initiative has been established. The work of Project L.I.F.T. to eliminate the educational disparities includes the following:

· A focus on the West Corridor student feeder pattern consisting of 9 schools.

· The identification of four key areas of intervention in which investments will be targeted:
Talent, Time, Technology, and invested parents/community support.

· Efforts to reform policy that will advance educational outcomes for students.

· An unprecedented goal of collectively raising $55 million for a five-year pilot called
Project L.I.F.T. to implement this initiative.

For more information about the amazing opportunities coming our way through Project L.I.F.T. or how you can get involved, please select the graphic at the top of the page…  

 

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