Actively supporting the local community by funding educational initiatives for groups across the Charlotte region, we partner with organizations that seek to improve and empower the educational infrastructure of our terrific region.
Often outside of the traditional healthcare environment, we entertain grant requests from any local organization that strives to build and strengthen the health of our community through educational programs and outreach.
Over half a million dollars of grants have been given to a variety of educational ventures, both within the OrthoCarolina footprint and beyond. We currently support the following programs:
- PROMISING PAGES: Grades Kindergarten thru 3rd-grade reading programs in Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools >80% children eligible for free lunch.
- CITIZEN SCHOOLS: After school tutoring for 165 low-income middle school students who have fallen behind academically.
- CABARRUS COUNTY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: Provides after-school tutoring to low-income students behind academically.
- AUGUSTINE LITERARY PROJECT: Tutoring program to improve the reading skills of low-income elementary school children.
- PAT’S PLACE: Child advocacy center for abused children. Provides financial support to train a group of Pat’s Place trainers giving them the tools to train teachers and anyone involved with children to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse.
- CLASSROOM CENTRAL: Supporting a supply drive and backpack program for Ashley Park K-8 students
- TEACHING FELLOWS INSTITUTE: Provides continuing education to outstanding second and third-year public school teachers. Designed to prevent attrition of excellent teachers in public schools.
- Nth DIMENSION: Program designed to increase gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in orthopedics by improving med students interest in orthopedics through summer pipeline programs.
- THE PERRY INITIATIVE: Collaborative program with CMC to promote/encourage women to enter the field of orthopedics.
- WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER HICKORY: Supported job fairs for unemployed women in Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander counties.
- 'ADOPTED' ASHLEY PARK K-8 SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC: Collaborated with Digi-Bridge a non-profit organization that stresses computer skills and computer-aided teaching. Adopted Ashley Elementary School. A Title 1 school in west Charlotte – participating students improved end of year scores by 30%.