Our Impact

Significant Accomplishments (2022)

  • 100% High School Graduation Rate for the 5th Year
  • 100% College Placement Rate for the 5th Year
  • Two UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholars
  • Over $575,000 independent school financial assistance awards
  • Stanford University and UNC Charlotte college graduates

Major Accomplishments (2021)

  • 100% High School Graduation Rate – 4th Consecutive Year
  • 100% College Placement Rate for the Class of 2021 – 4th Consecutive Year
  • Over $550,000 in financial assistance at independent schools. A $150,000 increase over prior year
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  • Retained Partnership with Pleasant Grove Elementary School, a Wake County Public School
  • New Partnership with 2nd Wake County Public School – Mt. Vernon Middle School (Raleigh, NC)
  • Introduction of a new series “Tuesday Evening Professional Conversations”
  • 2021 Virtual Summer Enrichment Camp in partnership with Cary Academy
  • Increased enrollment – 35 new Dreamers and numerous parent volunteers
  • Increased classroom capacity with building extension at Pleasant Grove Church
  • Retained stability and commitment of Leadership Team throughout the pandemic
  • Invited to participate in the Fidelity Impact Week for nonprofit organizations
  • Maintained hybrid Dream Academy sessions throughout the school year in alignment with CDC guidelines
  • Community Partnership with Triangle Independent School Consortium – to promote the benefits of independent school education

How We Measure Impact

  • Tracking of Academic Progress via report card grades and PSAT, SAT, ACT, and ASVAB scores

  • The number of In and Out of School Suspensions

  • Summer Jobs, Internships, Shadowing Experiences, and Interactions with Professional Mentors

  • Award of a High School diploma

  • Admission into independent school

  • Admission into post-secondary institutions

  • Selection of an academic major and career path

  • Completion of college and career placement or admission into a graduate program

Impact Stories

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