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NEWS RELEASES 2008-09

NEWS RELEASES 2008-09 :: DECEMBER 17, 2008

FINAL ROUND OF DROPOUT PREVENTION GRANTS AWARDED

Thirty-nine organizations were awarded initial grants and 37 organizations were awarded continuation grants in the final round of dropout prevention grants disbursements from the North Carolina General Assembly. In all $14.4 million in grants were awarded to help reduce the number of high school dropouts in North Carolina public schools. The grants, which range in size from $9,100 to $150,000, were awarded to school systems, schools, agencies and nonprofits that had originally applied for funding in 2007 but did not receive funding during the first round, or had applied for funding in 2008.

The North Carolina General Assembly’s Committee on Dropout Prevention selected the grant recipients. The committee was created by the General Assembly to help improve high school graduation rates in North Carolina.

For more information, please contact Debora Sydnor at 919.807.3925 or dsydnor@dpi.state.nc.us.

 

Final Round Dropout Prevention Grant recipients are as follows:

Additional Grant Awards from 2007 Nonfunded Applicants:
  • Caught Before Fallen Dropout Prevention Initiative (Nash) - $82,363
  • Cabarrus County Opportunity School at the Glenn Center (Cabarrus) - $89,920
  • Cumberland County Schools (Cumberland) - $50,000
  • Watauga County Schools (Watauga) - $150,000
Grant Awards from 2008 Applicants:
  • Direct Action Media Academy (Anson) - $149,578
  • North Carolina PTA (Anson, Hoke) - $145,000
  • Ashe County Middle School (Ashe) - $150,000
  • Wright Flight of Beaufort County (Beaufort) - $31,012
  • One Economy Corporation (Bertie) - $147,547
  • Bladen County Educational Foundation (Bladen) - $149,905
  • Brunswick County Art Council (Brunswick) - $145,500
  • Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (Brunswick) - $125,000
  • Western Carolina University (Buncombe) - $73,457
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County (Cabarrus) - $75,000
  • Chatham County Together! (Chatham) - $150,000
  • Cherokee County Dept. of Social Services (Cherokee) - $129,903
  • Helping Young People Excel (HYPE) Collaborative (Cumberland) - $150,000
  • Alliance for Children and Youth (Gaston) - $149,956
  • Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital Teens as Parents (Harnett) - $150,000
  • Think Smart Outreach Center, Inc. (Harnett) - $149,997
  • Children and Family Resource Center of Henderson County Inc. (Henderson) - $46,841
  • West Henderson High School (Henderson) - $14,960
  • Hyde County Schools (Hyde) - $87,215
  • Adopt a School (Johnston) - $149,997
  • Johnston County Department of Social Services (Johnston) - $150,000
  • Lincoln Charter School (Lincoln) - $9,100
  • KIPP Charlotte Inc. (Mecklenburg) - $150,000
  • Communities in Schools of Montgomery County (Montgomery) - $120,121
  • Rocky Mount Family YMCA, Inc. (Nash) - $150,000
  • HeartWorks Children Medical Home Mission (Pamlico) - $142,000
  • Greenville Police Department (Pitt) - $149,629
  • Communities in Schools of Randolph County (Randolph) - $35,833
  • Rockingham County Youth Services (Rockingham) - $149,557
  • Communities in Schools of Rutherford County (Rutherford) - $150,000
  • Albemarle High School (Stanly) - $101,542
  • Community Partners Charter High School (Wake) - $150,000
  • Washington County School System (Washington) - $150,000
  • The Children’s Council-Smart Start of Watauga County (Watauga) - $70,000
  • Wilson County Department of Social Services (Wilson) - $149,996
Continuation Grant Awards from 2008 Grant Funds:
  • Alamance-Burlington School System (Alamance) - $149,821
  • Anson County Schools (Anson) - $150,000
  • Beaufort County Schools (Beaufort) - $150,000
  • Buncombe County Schools (Buncombe) - $107,859
  • YWCA of Asheville & Western Carolina University (Buncombe) - $150,000
  • Burke County Public Schools (Burke) - $149,673
  • Carteret County Public Schools (Carteret) - $149,840
  • Hickory Public Schools (Catawba) - $131,120
  • Chatham County Schools (Chatham) - $141,195
  • Edenton-Chowan Schools (Chowan) - $150,000
  • Cleveland County Schools (Cleveland) - $150,000
  • Durham Public Schools (Durham) - $149,916
  • Futures for Kids (Edgecombe, Hertford, Durham, Richmond, New Hanover, Pender, Lee, Burke) - $150,000
  • Carter G. Woodson School (Forsyth) - $142,628
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem (Forsyth) - $150,000
  • Graham County Schools (Graham) - $150,000
  • Pitt County Schools (Greenville) - $108,500
  • Communities in Schools of High Point Inc. (Guilford) - $51,679
  • NC A&T State University (Guilford) - $150,000
  • Operation Homework (Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham) - $150,000
  • Harnett County Schools (Harnett) - $150,000
  • Hertford County Public Schools (Hertford) - $102,000
  • Hoke County Schools (Hoke) - $150,000
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools (Iredell) - $150,000
  • Cross Country for Youth (Mecklenburg) - $150,000
  • The Urban Restoration & First Baptist Church-West Community Services Association (Mecklenburg) - $149,997
  • McDowell County Schools (McDowell) - $145,410
  • Northern Moore Family Resource Center (Moore) - $141,978
  • DREAMS of Wilmington Inc. (New Hanover) - $92,225
  • John T. Hoggard High School (New Hanover) - $47,102
  • Communities in Schools of Orange County (Orange) - $150,000
  • The Education Foundation for Elizabeth City (Pasquotank) - $123,523
  • Randolph County Schools (Randolph) - $91,716
  • South Stokes High School (Stokes) - $41,250
  • Swain County Schools (Swain) - $103,907
  • Harriet B. Webster Task Force for Student Success Inc. (Wake) - $150,000
  • Communities in Schools of Wilkes (Wilkes) - $30,300

 

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