Our History
Who We Are

Our History


Freedom School Partners is a 501(c)(3) that provides quality summer programming for students in grades K-8 at multiple locations across Charlotte.

From 2000 through 2003…

From 2000 through 2003, Freedom School Partners (formerly Seigle Avenue Partners) received significant start-up funding from the Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) Building Youth Initiative and Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church.

In 2004…

In 2004, Freedom School Partners (FSP) was selected by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) to join community organizations around the country and serve as a local sponsor for CDF’s six-week, literacy-rich summer programs called Freedom Schools. That year, in addition to maintaining its successful afterschool program in the Piedmont Courts neighborhood, FSP launched its first CDF Freedom Schools program for 100 students.

Through the years…

Through the years, FSP has expanded this model of partnership with community organizations to expand Freedom Schools across Charlotte. Site partnerships have included a variety of faith-based organizations, corporations, universities, neighborhoods and other community organizations.