Vandever Batten helped Freedom School Partners broaden its reach to address the pressing educational needs of all of Charlotte’s underserved students. Photo by Rusty Williams

Freedom School Partners

Originally known as Seigle Avenue Partners, Freedom School Partners served students in the Piedmont Courts neighborhood and dared to expand its vision to meet the pressing educational needs of all underserved students across Charlotte. Vandever Batten was hired to help shape and implement a new strategic direction and capital campaign to fuel it — all in order to build the organization’s capacity to drive greater impact. As part of that transformational movement, the organization changed its name to reflect a partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) while hosting Freedom Schools summer programs at a growing number of sites across the city.

Related Services: Transformational Strategy Design, Capital Campaign Management, Advancement Planning

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