LEVINE FOUNDATION AWARDS $150,000 CHALLENGE GRANT TO BROOKSTONE SCHOOLS
Needed funds would provide additional programs and classrooms at inner-city school for economically disadvantaged students
Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016 – Brookstone Schools is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a major challenge grant from the prestigious Leon Levine Foundation in Charlotte. The philanthropic foundation has pledged $150,000 in matching funds to Brookstone Schools for the expansion of programming and classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. Gifts from new donors and increased giving from current supporters will be matched dollar for dollar until May 31, 2017.
“We are honored to partner with The Leon Levine Foundation to provide a life-changing, holistic education for at-risk children,” said Steve Hall, Brookstone Schools Head of School. “Through this gift, more students in Charlotte will receive a quality education and strong moral foundation that will lead to future lives of leadership and service.”
The grant represents an exceptional gift to Brookstone Schools, a non-profit, Christ-centered school serving disadvantaged urban youth in Uptown Charlotte. Brookstone serves 155 students in grades K-8. Eighty-seven percent of students qualify for reduced or free lunch. Parents pay a small, affordable portion of tuition, leaving Brookstone to raise more than 90 percent of its operating costs from outside sources.
The mission provides an accelerated, comprehensive educational program that is gaining recognition for its success. The spring 2016 standardized test scores indicate that Brookstone students are performing at the 74thpercentile compared to similar low-socioeconomic students across the nation. Teachers emphasize character formation along with academic excellence, aiming to shape future leaders for local communities.
Individuals and corporations interested in contributing to the matching grant may do so by making an online donation at www.brookstoneschools.org, mailing a check payable to Brookstone Schools (P.O. Box 667890, Charlotte, N.C. 28266), or by calling the advancement office at (704) 392-6330.
About Brookstone Schools
Brookstone Schools is a non-profit Christ-centered school serving inner-city children and families since 2001. Brookstone offers an opportunity for parents who want a choice in how they educate their children but are unable to afford a private education. Our students learn not only facts, but how to use this knowledge in all aspects of their lives.
Brookstone Schools is located in Uptown Charlotte (301 South Davidson St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202). All gifts made to Brookstone Schools are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.brookstoneschools.org.