CHAPEL HILL CARRBORO NAACP
Dr. Gloria Thomas
Gloria Thomas serves as co-chair of the Education Committee. She has been the director of the Carolina Women's Center at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2016. She received a B.A. from Swarthmore College (PA) in English and Black Studies; a master's in English from Villanova University (PA); and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. She has two young adult children.
We are proud to announce the Learning Bridge Program, to address racial opportunity gaps in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, especially during COVID-19 and its aftermath.
Our initial objectives are to work with the schools and other key stakeholders to identify students of color in two housing communities (Elliott Woods and Chase Park) who could benefit from special learning support throughout the summer until December 2020, and provide each student with a volunteer “Bridgebuilder” who will support access to and completion of critical school-based assignments while also connecting the student to additional resources for educational opportunities.
If you and your organization would like to partner with us, or should you have any questions, comments or ideas, please reach out to Dianne Jackson at .
For more information, check out our blog post here.
Parental Consent Forms can be downloaded here.
Increase district engagement and accountability through the development of an effective Equity Advisory Council and engagements with district leadership.
Promote equitable opportunities for student achievement by identifying opportunity gaps, identifying anti-racist curricula, and addressing inequitable discipline practices.
District Personnel: push for the recruitment and support of teachers of color; recommend racial equity training for all staff and application of Racial Equity Tool by District leaders.
Click below to find important published reports and documents to help you remain informed on what is going on in our schools.
Our committee is always accepting new members and volunteers. Click here to review our current list of volunteer needs. We meet on first Saturdays from 11:30-1:00, immediately before the branch meeting, at the RENA Community Center.
Click below to join our committee.