Assistance League of Charlotte
Assistance League of Charlotte is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through community-based philanthropic programs. http://charlotte.assistanceleague.org/ps.home.cfm?ID=37
· Operation School Bell
For the 2017-2018 School year, WES will participate in Operation School Bell. This Assistance League program provides basic new school clothing and books to children in need. Selected scholars will participate in a field trip to the Assistance League Center to shop for uniforms and shoes to ensure they have adequate clothing to wear to school
Blessings in a Backpack
Winterfield has a partnership with the students at Charlotte Latin. The students provide snack bags for scholars to take home on Fridays. The Bear Scholars selected to participate in this opportunity have been recommended by a staff member. http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/
Charlotte Symphony Partnership
· This program involves second through fifth grade scholars in a free, after-school instrumental music program at Winterfield Elementary School in east Charlotte. Scholars learn to play the violin, cello, flute, clarinet or trumpet through weekly instruction from professional Charlotte Symphony musicians and other local artists. Inspired by the internationally-acclaimed Venezuelan el Sistema model, the program builds community through the collaborative act of music making. The program currently involves over 60 scholars.
Communities in Schools (CIS)
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg serves over 6,000 students annually in 43 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that have some of the greatest needs but the fewest resources. Through full time school-based Site and Program Coordinators, CIS connects students and their families to the relationships and resources they need to be successful. The scope of CIS-Charlotte’s current programming includes school-based dropout prevention (grades PK-12); college access and career readiness; support for teen mothers balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation; and working with youthful offenders to continue their education.
Latin American Women’s Association Partnership
· Padres Y Padrinos
The goal of Padres y Padrinos is to support the academic and social development of Latino students. This comprehensive and culturally sensitive program has three components: 1) Weekly tutoring for students to increase academic performance, 2) Parenting sessions to engage Latino parents with their children’s school and community, 3) Dancing for Diversity an inter-cultural activity to build self-confidence, trust, and understanding among students of all backgrounds. http://www.lawanc.org/
· LAWA Dancing for Diversity: The annual culminating event for LAWA Padres Y Padrinos, an annual program that promotes academic achievement, cultural heritage and peer engagement.
Truancy Court is a community collaboration led by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The purpose of the program is to eliminate barriers to regular school attendance, provide comprehensive support services to students with excessive absences, and assist families with developing important connections with schools. The mission of Truancy Court is to improve student attendance in a nurturing manner that builds relationships between students, families, schools and the community. The program, led by school social workers, offers parents and students the opportunity to examine the root causes of attendance problems and resolve the issues that create barriers to regular school attendance. Students and parents are invited to participate in a ten week, intensive intervention program with district and superior court judges. The assigned district or superior court judge, school social worker and other support staff make up the truancy team at each school site and work with students and families to develop a comprehensive plan to address their needs. The role of the judge is to provide guidance, support and accountability as students and families work to overcome attendance problems.
Winterfield Neighborhood Association
The Winterfield Neighborhood Association works to improve the quality of life in the Winterfield Neighborhood. . From the Garden Buds to special events , The Winterfield Neighborhood Association partners with our school in a wide variety of ways