has announced that it has made a $22 million investment to support the expansion of charter schools in Charlotte, N.C.
Following a record-breaking year of business growth in 2019, Movement will invest to expand access to high-quality educational options through public charter schools in communities across Charlotte. The money will go toward the following:
►Expansion of Movement School Freedom Drive to include a middle school, preschool, community gymnasium and other enhancements.
►Construction and development of Movement School Eastland, a new elementary school campus set to open in fall 2020.
►Application and site selection process for two additional Movement School campuses in the Charlotte metro.
“From day one, this has been the vision,” said Movement Mortgage Co-Founder and CEO Casey Crawford. “Movement is built on the principle that our business success shouldn’t end with our profit, but instead, that our profit should build something of generational significance in our communities. By investing in education, we are telling our children that they are all full of God-given potential, they are all worthy, they are all important and they all deserve a world-class school.”
Movement Schools are a network of public, tuition-free charter schools serving students and families in North Carolina. The schools are designed to prepare children for success in college, careers and life by providing world-class academic and character education in an environment built to love and value children. The campuses are designed as community hubs, located in renovated big-box retail shopping centers, with a goal of becoming anchors that will attract other community investment such as affordable housing, healthcare, small business and nonprofit organizations.
Tim Hurley, director of education for Movement Foundation, said: “Our goal is to work with state and local partners to give neighborhoods more options for education and enrichment. Now, we are able to expand that vision even further. We are so encouraged by the growth we have seen in our students, but we are also thrilled to see our families create a thriving school community that doesn’t quit when the final bell rings.”