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Mayfest 2014 at Reid Park Academy

JCSU partners with CMS to study family engagement in Charlotte’s Northwest Corridor.

May 30, 2014- On May 31st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm JCSU and CMS will hold the second-annual Mayfest, a family-fun event at Reid Park Academy during which JCSU will collect family, school, and community engagement data.

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May 30, 2014- On May 31st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm JCSU and CMS will hold the second-annual Mayfest, a family-fun event at Reid Park Academy during which JCSU will collect family, school, and community engagement data. Led by JCSU faculty researcher Dr. Ruth Greene under the auspices of Smith Institute for Applied Research headed by Dr. Diane Bowles, 35 JCSU students and faculty researchers will collect data during this and future events to further the university’s commitment to amplify the voice of Charlotte’s Northwest Corridor.

With Reid Park being a Project LIFT school and the site of this year’s Mayfest, CMS’s Community Partnerships and Family Engagement department and JCSU’s Smith Institute for Applied Research officials expect that the data collection will support the school in its efforts to make improvements that will allow it to meet accountability scores. Results from the study will be presented to Superintendent Heath Morrison, Dr. Ronald Carter, Assistant Superintendent LaTarzja Henry, and Principal Mr. James Garvin, to allow educators to act upon the factors that impact the parent-school relationship and ensure student success.

About Smith Institute at Johnson C. Smith University

Smith Institute for Applied Research at Johnson C. Smith University is funded by the United States Department of Education through the Title III Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) of 2009.  Johnson C. Smith University is Charlotte’s premier independent urban university. It is recognized as one of the nation’s 100+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

About CMS’s Community Partnerships and Family Engagement

The mission of CMS’s Community Partnerships and Family Engagement Department is to support student achievement and encourage family and community involvement through training, community collaboration, education and awareness. The mission of CMS is to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

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