Jul 21, 2021

Summer fun and learning!

Our students have been busy this summer re-engaging IN PERSON! Since Nashville lifted some of its mandates, students have been working together on the Martha O'Bryan campus. Through camps and tutoring sessions, students have been engaging in a variety of projects (music, art, fashion, reading, etc.) to ultimately present them in showcase at the end of the summer. Students have worked together and on their own to create work they're proud of, and work that can follow them into their college careers. They've learned valuable skills for teamwork, leadership, and working within deadlines and project parameters. It's been fun to watch them grow and excel this summer! All of this is made possible through the support of our donors. Thank you! 

May 25, 2021

Progress in the pandemic.

The tornado hit East Nashville on March 3, 2020, just weeks before the pandemic found itself in Nashville. Progress has been slow, but it's been happening. Most of the construction is either completed or close to being completed. Many families have moved back into their homes, and many are finding a new normal after the storm and through the pandemic. 

Our high school programs have resumed, and for many of our students affected by the storms, it's been a welcomed change to their schedules. Our food bank remains the busiest across Davidson County. While many COVID restrictions have been lifted in our area, the food bank remains a drive-thru capacity. 

We are slowly returning to a new "normal" and with those changes, tornado repairs and rebuilding are happening faster. We're so grateful for continued support, even when we're not the current news story. Tornado damage is lasting. Thank you for recognizing that. 

Mar 25, 2021

Creative Virtual Learning Helps Students

We work individually with students to make sure they have every necessary tool to be successful, from assistance with financial aid, scholarships and grants to supplies, books and assistance with transportation. This year, we've helped with virtual learning and tutoring assistance for our students learning remotely.

In some cases, we set students up with laptops at home, along with Internet services or hot spots. Many of our students are low-income, and part of their needs include resources and access to learning materials. We have also created a safe space for students to learn onsite. Our Academic Learning Lab has desks separated safely, along with tutors to help students in areas where they need advanced guidance. 

Every dollar we receive helps us support students as they pursue their (first-generation) academic dreams. 

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