CTA Global Scholar’s Remote Learning Program

Wake, Wayne, Lee, and Orange Counties NC

CTA was selected and approved (Remote Learning Site grantee) as part of 116 statewide organizations to implement our remote learning sites during the pandemic.   We served an estimated 450 students over an eight-month period, employing more than 62 full and part time jobs, and partnered with local black churches and local government to bring needy services to most vulnerable families with children in grades k-12.  The students benefited from being in a safe learning space, received free nutritional breakfast, lunch and pm snacks, high speed broadband internet access, caring staffing, meeting friends to build their social and emotional development, academic enrichment in math & reading, STEM education with a strong focus on community gardening, and explored careers from A to Z to imagine who they could become and learn about different career paths. 

Quick Facts:
  • 80% of regularly attending students’ grades increased one letter grade. 
  • 100% of all students had high speed internet service for accessibility to virtual in-school assignments.
  • 90% of regularly participating students completed 95% of their virtual homework assignments.
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COVID Vaccinations and Community Outreach

Wayne County, NC

CTA in collaboration with three local non-profit 50 (c)(3) organizations, Little Washington Growing Group, Rebuilding Broken Places, and Little Warriors Christian Academy,  are working in the rural community of Wayne County to conduct community outreach in minority black and brown neighborhoods. Our goal is to increase the vaccination rates by 14% from an average of 28% to 42% of which 68.5% are African Americans 16 years and older.  The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) reaches 93%, which potentially causes negative effects on communities from external stress on human health.   Many of these stress are heightened during the hurricane season from natural or human caused disasters, which also trigger social and economic loss.   Increasing the vaccination rates reduces the SVI, making a healthier community to live, work and socialize.  

Quick Facts:
  • 8 census tracts to be served with extreme levels of poverty and low earnings of household incomes.
  • Increase vaccination accessibility within areas of greatest need.
  • An estimated  3,000 black and brown persons are targeted to be vaccinated
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Disaster Preparedness to Improve Black & Brown Persons Quality of Life

Wake & New Hanover Counties, NC

CTA in collaboration with the 2nd Episcopal District’s African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Hope Centers (St. Matthew AMEC & St. Stephens AMEC) for Disaster Readiness secured 30 high seat toilets for minority black and brown persons.  St. Matthew AMEC Hope Center in Wake County received 15 toilets, targeting seniors 65 years and over.   CTA secured a generous emergency grant from “the Fund fortheTriangle Community Foundation” for the installation of the toilets and new water connection hoses.   St. Stephens AMEC Hope Center in New Hanover County received the remaining 15 toilets and raised 100% of the in-kind labor costs to install their new toilets, of which the church volunteers were willingness  participants to serve the community.

Quick Facts:
  • 30 Toilets were secured as part of disaster readiness preparedness efforts of CTA to reach minority black and brown communities.
  • 50% of the toilets reached black and brown seniors 65 years and over to improve their quality of life.

Technology Accessibility for Marginalized Families with Children

Wake & Wayne County, NC

CTA has been awarded funding from Band-NC to continue our efforts to bridge the digital divide and leave no child or family behind.  The cost for accessible highspeed internet services during the pandemic is a costly expense that many black and brown families are forced to make a conscious decision to go without internet services in order to pay rent, electric, gas, or water bills.  Yes, 95% of our participants have cellular access to the internet of which these devices are not only too small for children to actively participate with virtual in-school activities but are incompatible with submission of in school assignments.  Our services provide black and brown families with children a stipend to access high speed internet services, a laptop to adequately navigate the many apps and access their in-school activities and builds the entire family with digital literacy courses intended to help increase parents understand of how this technology works. 

Quick Facts:
  • 20 chrome laptops to be distributed to families in rural & urban.
  • 20 minority families with children will receive in-home high-speed stipends for 3 months of internet service for technology access.