Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee Dare Education Foundation, nominated by donor
obxsunny. They inspire our community to join together in a shared belief that by supporting our schools we are DEFining our future. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!
About nominee Dare Education Foundation
About the Foundation
Established in 2002 by a group of committed community organizers, the Dare Education Foundation is an educational non-profit with the sole purpose of supporting the public school system in Dare County. The Foundation offers unique opportunities for individuals, community organizations, and industries to support the public schools in Dare County. Stakeholders include corporate partners, teachers, school leadership, students, families and passionate community members.
Affordable Teacher Housing
The Dare Education Foundation funds and operates two affordable teacher housing complexes, Run Hill Ridge and Hatteras Teacher Housing. Both locations have proven to support the recruitment and retention of highly-effective teachers.
Run Hill Ridge is a 24-unit apartment complex located adjacent to the First Flight Schools campus in Kill Devil Hills. Hatteras Teacher Housing is a 12-unit complex located adjacent to the soccer field and the former Coast Guard station. Interest-free loans from the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation facilitated the construction of both projects.
Rented below market value at $850 per month, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath units are an affordable option for teachers who may not otherwise be able to afford to live in Dare County.
Classroom Grants and Teacher Funding Requests
Through generous support from partnerships through the country, the Dare Education Foundation makes great ideas come to life! Multiple grant cycles and funding applications allow Dare County Schools teachers to fund innovative projects and initiatives.
So check out this video highlighting many of the ways DEF has helped our community, then please visit the page of Dare Education Foundation to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!