Congratulations to our 2018 Mission Possible winner - Charlotte Bilingual Preschool!
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is a five-star licensed preschool that prepares low-income Spanish-speaking students to enter kindergarten ready to learn, utilizing a dual-language curriculum. One quarter of CMS kindergarten students identify as Hispanic, a large majority of them Spanish speakers. But too often Latinx families lack the resources to prepare their children for school, either through preschool or at-home support. Their children start school 12 to 18 months behind their peers in language and pre-reading skills and never catch up.
Research indicates dual-language education has positive outcomes for children, and Charlotte Bilingual Preschool’s waiting and inquiry list stretches into the 300s. To expand to reach more children, the school requires a technology-based overhaul of their internal systems, which aren’t built to handle the volume required to keep pace with demand. With Accenture’s help the school will be able to identify and implement a commercially available student management software system and install equipment that will efficiently manage all data related to students and families, enabling them to help more children.
A Call for Economic Opportunity
Out of 50 major cities, Charlotte ranks last for the ability to escape poverty.
How can your nonprofit change the path of those destined to live beneath their potential? How can your nonprofit move Charlotte ahead? Your ideas might make you the right candidate for Mission Possible: The Economic Opportunity Award (formerly the Technology Innovation Award).
Sponsored by Accenture, the Mission Possible award includes $50,000 in Accenture consulting services, plus a $10,000 cash grant. The award is presented to the nonprofit that submits a proposal for a technology project that best supports the economic opportunity theme.
To be eligible for the award, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:
- Hold current 501(c)3 nonprofit designation
- Employ at least one full-time paid staff member
- Be located in the Charlotte-Metro area
- Mission cannot be primarily engaged in promoting religious activity or political campaign activity
Additionally, each organization must complete an Art of the Possible Workshop (tailored consulting session provided at no cost).
For a project to be considered, it must be an innovative and technology-based idea and align with at least one of the five award themes:
- Early Care & Education
- College & Career Readiness
- Child & Family Stability
- Social Capital
Collaborative and independent submissions are welcome.
The Mission Possible Award gives local nonprofits the ability to better achieve their missions while increasing economic opportunity in Charlotte.
Consider it your nonprofit's opportunity to bring your wishlist idea to life with technology.
Don't miss your chance to offer virtual program delivery, streamline business processes, or collaborate with other local nonprofits through new and improved technology.
Our combined passions and skills can make Charlotte a better place to live - for everyone.
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Visit a few of Apparo’s past winners below to see how technology has carried other nonprofits from good to great.