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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision


Excellence For All


Changing the lives of Charlotte area youth 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 gang prevention services to nearly 500 at-risk students each year. We operate on the core belief that all students--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 GAP gang prevention program serves as a viable option to detention for high-risk youth.

Our main programs include:

  • Clara H. Jones Summer Institute provides fine arts and academic instruction to rising 1st-9th grade students, as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & 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.
  • GAP (Gang Alternative Principles) offers job readiness, anti-violence and skills training to males referred by the Juvenile Justice system, police, schools and the community.

Click here for our latest annual report.