Facts on the schools in the program:
- We serve inner-city schools that qualify for Title 1 funding [meaning the Department of Education provides supplemental financial backing to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students.]
- 83% of students at our schools are eligible for free or reduced lunch based on their families’ incomes and Federal Poverty Guidelines [To qualify for free lunch, a family of 4 must subsist on an annual income of less than $29,965.]
- Enrollment varies at the schools we serve, but averages more than 1,403 students per campus. In our larger schools (which enroll up to 3,499 students) it’s easy to get lost in the crowd, while our smaller schools (one of which enrolls just 260 students) often lack extracurricular opportunities.