Education

Promoting equity in educational opportunities

From kindergarten to college, from afterschool programs to summer learning, from literacy to teacher pipeline, the Maddox Fund partners with education initiatives that advance student achievement because knowledge and education are transformative.

PENCIL reading clinic

Did you know?

Dan and Margaret graduated from high school, but college was economically out of reach for them. They understood how education creates paths to opportunity and wanted to create a way for low-income youth to realize their dreams.

Featured education partners

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Stars of Bethlehem Program is a comprehensive year-round program for North Nashville children and youth in Kindergarten -8th Grade. The program provides a safe, supervised environment for these at-risk youth, providing academic tutoring and enrichment to ensure educational success, mentoring to ensure social success and health and fitness.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee has been supported and sustained by Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) since 2004, ensuring that all Tennessee children, birth to five years old, have access to receive one age-appropriate book monthly, at no cost to the family and regardless of income.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Summer 2018 scholars will be taught using the Children’s Defense Fund literacy curriculum. They will also engage in enrichment activities led by Nashville area video/web professionals and create a live-to-tape video broadcast and podcasts for presentation via Nashville Freedom Schools’ website and Facebook page, featuring firsthand interviews with Civil Rights giants living in Nashville, with scholars’ contributing original scripts, music, poetry, commentary and spoken word.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

McNeilly provides high quality, affordable early care and education for 60 low-income and at-risk Pre-Kindergarten children, ages 4 and 5, at the McNeilly Meridian St. site. We offer three Pre-K classrooms, including one Metro Nashville Public Schools classroom, and two that participate in the United Way Read to Succeed program.