Gold Level Excellence Award & Luminary Award

Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) was recently recognized for outstanding performance at the annual Take Stock in Children (TSIC) College and Career Readiness Summit.

Take Stock in Children is a statewide scholarship and mentoring program for at-risk, low-income students facilitated locally through Charlotte Local Education Foundation. For the third consecutive year CLEF has received the Gold Level Excellence Award, and for the first time CLEF has also been awarded The

Luminary Award. “We’re delighted to receive this special recognition as it reflects our commitment to delivering the highest level of service to these deserving students.” stated Ms. Wierhake. “The Luminary Award is only awarded to programs exceeding Take Stock in Children’s rigorous standards and targeted goals across all areas involving mentoring, college success coach visits, and college readiness workshops. This is definitely the result of a coordinated team effort. Seeing first-hand the effectiveness of the program inspires us to work diligently every day to ensure we’re meeting the measures required by the State level TSIC and its funding partners.”