SCORE in Communities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in Virginia. SCORE is an acronym for “Serving and Creating Opportunities Redesigned with Equity.”
“Everyone can thrive in a community with equitable opportunities.”
All students will receive a dynamic, relevant and unparalleled education that guarantees choices and opportunities today and in the future.
To narrow and close achievement and opportunity gaps, provide equitable opportunities, serve as a backbone for collective impact to increase systemic change in underserved communities.
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CYCLICAL PHASES OF SCORE IN COMMUNITIES
Phase 1 - Community Engagement
To learn of the issues and to increase opportunities to build stronger communities. Meet with community partners and residents to recruit/invite supporters to serve on the board, and carry out the mission. Provide training/intern opportunities to empower recipients with tools to lead in their community. Promote and support parental involvement in schools in underserved communities.
Phase 2 - Backbone Support for Collective Impact
Collaborate with nonprofit, government, corporate, civic, and faith-based organizations; community leaders, educators, colleges and universities, parents, guardians and students to form a collective impact to increase resources and equitable opportunities. Together we will use and develop best practices and a leadership program derived from research, collected data and evaluation.
Phase 3 - Develop Young Leaders
Readers & Achievers - Book by Book
A literacy partnership designed to promote reading for pleasure and to increase home libraries by donating new books to students actively reading in the program. Enrolls 2nd grade students. Includes: Kick-Off Events with guest authors, EOY Celebration Awards, and Scholastic Family Literacy Events. We are a member of the Scholastic Literacy Partnerships.
* GLEAMS Leadership Academy * - "Where Opportunity Knocks"
A Full-Service Community School with partnerships that cultivates young leaders to thrive in their community with a commitment to academic, social, economic, environmental, and civic excellence.
Areas of Specialty: Government, Literacy, Economics, Arts, Math and Science.
A Middle School program for sixty 5th grade gifted and talented students who need more (resources and opportunities) to achieve more. Over four years, the program will provide: a student-centered curriculum that include various Project Based Learning (PBL) units, encompassing all grade-level subjects across grades 5 through 8. Curriculum goals include raising literacy and critical thinking through inquiry, reaching and exceeding benchmark standards in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, and guiding students toward completing Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade.
Students will have the opportunity to prepare and qualify for Specialty High School programs.
GLEAMS Leadership Academy develops young leaders for the full STEAM ahead!