Our Impact

Significant Accomplishments (2020)

  • $2,500 grant and future partnership with Fidelity Investments
  • Set established strategic goals and curriculum for 2021
  • Triangle Db Camp
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  • Introduction of new programs series– Financial Management; Language and Global Studies; Stress and Anxiety
  • 100% High School Graduation Rate and 100% College Placement Rate for the Class of 2020
  • Creation of an Online / Virtual Learning Space - Ability to engage students across 5 states
  • Continued Partnership with Cary Academy, St. David’s, St. Timothy’s and other TISC Institutions
  • $10,000 grant from The Goodnight Educational Foundation
  • Quarterly Community Service Projects
  • Virtual Summer Enrichment Program with Cary Academy
  • 100% High School Graduation Rate and 100% College Placement Rate for the Class of 2020
  • Creation of an Online / Virtual Learning Space - Ability to engage students across 5 states
  • Over $400,000 in financial assistance award by independent schools to Dreamers during the 2020/2021 academic term
  • Continued Partnership with Cary Academy, St. David’s, St. Timothy’s and other TISC Institutions
  • $10,000 grant from The Goodnight Educational Foundation
  • Quarterly Community Service Projects
  • Virtual Summer Enrichment Program with Cary Academy
    • ENGL497 – Creative Writing – Poetry & Plays
    • Summer Book Club (Stella Takes a Stand, My Life As An Ice-Cream Sandwich and Just Mercy)
    • The College Experience - Sessions with Parents and Dreamers - What you need to know about helping prepare your child for college and Three Sessions with Dreamers – College Preparation (ACT and SAT test taking strategies, Writing College Essays, and Major and College Sections)
  • 100% High School Graduation Rate and 100% College Placement Rate for the Class of 2020
  • Creation of an Online / Virtual Learning Space - Ability to engage students across 5 states
  • Over $400,000 in financial assistance award by independent schools to Dreamers during the 2020/2021 academic term
  • Continued Partnership with Cary Academy, St. David’s, St. Timothy’s and other TISC Institutions
  • $10,000 grant from The Goodnight Educational Foundation
  • Quarterly Community Service Projects
  • Virtual Summer Enrichment Program with Cary Academy
    • ENGL497 – Creative Writing – Poetry & Plays
    • Summer Book Club (Stella Takes a Stand, My Life As An Ice-Cream Sandwich and Just Mercy)
    • The College Experience - Sessions with Parents and Dreamers - What you need to know about helping prepare your child for college and Three Sessions with Dreamers – College Preparation (ACT and SAT test taking strategies, Writing College Essays, and Major and College Sections)

Major Accomplishments (2019)

  • St. David’s School – 8 Dreamers Accepted for 19/20
  • The Dream Academy partners with local public and private schools to provide the optimal experience that each student deserves.
  • $3,500 donation from Pleasant Grove Church
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  • Promotion rate of 98%, and non-suspension rate of 98%.
  • The program has a 100% high school graduation rate with 100% college placement in two- and four-year colleges;
  • Attendance at the HBCU College Fair – Raleigh, NC
  • Strategic Plan was created and approved
  • The commitment to community service is evident with close to 500 community service hours invested over two years.
  • $5,000 grant from The Goodnight Educational Foundation
  • 50- 65 + Dreamers at the 1528 Davis Drive ~ Cary, NC site
  • 45-50 Dreamers at the Wake County Public School Site ~ Morrisville, NC
  • 41 Dreamers enrolled at a 2-Week Summer Academic Enrichment Program in Partnership with Cary Academy – $25,000 Grant from Lenovo and Cary Academy
  • Community Partnership with Triangle Independent School Consortium – to promote the benefits of independent school education
  • Cary Academy – 6 Dreamers Accepted for 19/20
  • Most telling is the $330,000 in support/ resources for Dream Academy students during 2019-2020.
  • College Road Trips: Campbell University, Elon University, High Point University, UNC Pembroke, Winston Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts
  • Various Community Service Projects and Guest Speakers – Innovative series on financial planning and communication
  • Stability and Commitment of Executive Team Members and the Pleasant Grove Board
  • Increased volunteer participation

How We Measure Impact

  • Tracking of Academic Progress via report card grades and PSAT, SAT, ACT and/or ASVAB scores
  • The number of In and Out of School Suspensions
  • Summer Jobs, Internships, Shadowing Experiences, and or 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

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