As a result of its continual pursuit of intentional philanthropy, a family long known for its generosity to the under-served saw a great need in an under-resourced corridor of Charleston, SC, “the Neck”. What the leadership of this family foundation recognized was an organization that was tackling that need, being responsive to its community, and providing support and connections that would result in success stories for their students, families, and community residents.
“We are excited to partner with CPN and inspired by their commitment to supporting and strengthening local families and communities through thoughtful and proven educational, health and wellness programs. They’ve been doing amazing work for over ten years, and we hope our support will allow them to expand upon their successes and reach new heights.”, stated the foundation’s Director.
In 2010, founding partners, the Cities of Charleston and North Charleston, Charleston County, and the Charleston County School District, saw that same need. In turn, these entities came together to support the formation of Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN).
Since then, CPN has been a connector for resources in the Neck, providing Health & Wellness, Family & Parent Engagement, and Community Engagement programs. Its vision is that its Neighborhood is a place where residents are engaged, and children are on track to succeed in life.
The family foundation, wishing to remain anonymous, generously awarded CPN with $50,000 to continue those efforts as CPN enters a new decade of service.
About Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in May 2010, whose vision is that CPN is a place where residents are engaged in their community, and every child is on track to succeed in life. The CPN Neighborhood, home to over 25,000—5,000 of whom are children under the age of 18—is a 5.6 square mile area of Charleston County that straddles portions of the cities of Charleston and North Charleston, and coincides with the attendance zones of four CCSD schools with high concentrations of children living in poverty: Chicora, James Simons, Mary Ford Early Learning & Family Center and Sanders-Clyde. CPN’s current focus areas include Health & Wellness, Community Engagement, and Family & Parent Engagement. For more information, visit www.charlestonpromise.org.