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Mission & Vision


Excellence For All


Changing the lives of Charlotte area youth and adults by providing community-based programs of academic & fine arts excellence!


To be the community services organization of choice for Charlotte area residents by:

  1. Providing best-practice programs in academics, social services, fine arts and health.
  2. Promoting local, state and national collaborations.
  3. Planting seeds of spiritual uplift among those we serve, employ and collaborate.

Main Programs

Charlotte CSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering community-based summer, afterschool and tutoring services to nearly 200 at-risk students each year, as well as feeding 800 seniors per week in our Grab & Go Lunch Program. We operate on the core belief that all students and residents--particularly those in need--deserve the very best. 

We also firmly believe in results! Our afterschool and summer programs are intensive, academic-based offerings. More than 80% of our afterschool students have passed state tests and have been promoted to the next grade. 

Our main programs include:

  • Clara H. Jones Summer Institute provides fine arts and academic instruction to rising 1st-9th grade students, as well as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) studies.
  • FBC-W Music & Tutoring Afterschool Program is a 21st Century Afterschool Community Learning Center providing academic assistance and fine arts lessons to K-8th students.
  • SMART Tutoring Program is an afterschool program that provides intensive tutoring to students in grades 3rd-8th who have failed their End-Of-Grade tests and/or classes.
  • Grab & Go Hot Lunches provides healthy, hot meals to seniors 60 and older Monday-Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Click here for our latest Results Page.