What They Do
Belmont Charter School is a neighborhood charter school operated by the Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia (CEAWP), a neighborhood-based non-profit organization. Founded by a Philadelphia entrepreneur and education advocate in 1998, CEAWP's mission is to create intensive, high quality, individualized educational and social service programs for each child in order to promote the academic, social and developmental growth of all students and the surrounding community. With a median family income of $14,566, the area surrounding Belmont Charter School is permeated by a culture of poverty. CEAWP believes that the only way to improve the quality of life and outcomes for these children and their families is to break the cycle of poverty for the entire community.
How We Work Together
Bryn Mawr students assist Belmont Charter School students and teachers by:
- mentoring students in grades 2 through 8 during after school programming once a week during the academic year
- doing summer internships as part of Summer of Service
- student teaching as part of Education internships
- participating in an annual MLK Day of Service