Give to the Nest

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”– John Bunyan

dollars per mth to feed 1 student

dollars per mth to educate

Lunches served monthly

“It is desired that The Nest Academy be a place where God’s glory is promoted and genuine learning and growing takes place in the lives of students.” from The Nest Academy Honor Code.

The Academy was started by MC Garrett in 2009 with 5-girls in a small donated space near uptown Charlotte. The Academy now has it’s own custom built school building and 8-girls and 9-boys are enrolled in the school. Our students are from Vietnam, Thailand, The Congo, Ethiopia, Mexico, Iraq, Malaysia, Argentina, El Salvador and the United States. We currently have 5 – staff members and dozens of wonderful volunteers who are giving our students a great teacher/student ratio prompting accelerated learning. We are challenging our students to achieve the highest academic standards possible, so they can go on to be a positive influence in their communities.



nest builders campaign 

Since the mid-1990’s, approximately 17,000 refugees have been resettled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many refugees leave behind more than their home when conflict forces them to flee; they must also abandon their school. More than half of all refugees are under the age of 18. Becoming refugees at primary and secondary educations levels, kids face tremendous challenges in completing their education. Refugees who flee while pursuing education often do not find opportunities in camps to continue their studies. Naturally, this sets back learning. In the face of such difficulties, it is easy for once-ambitious kids to lose hope. At The Nest Academy, we are actively filling in the educational and emotional gaps. We need your help to make our efforts go even further! You can help us educate and empower our students. Your support is crucial to our efforts to help our students become working and contributing adults in our community.  

 If you’re able, please make a donation to help us achieve our mission. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Your donation will go toward the general operating cost of The Nest Academy.

Here are the ways you can make a donation:

Make a donation online or Send a check to 2223 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28205

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Lunch Angels campaign

We need you! Consider making a donation of $100 per month to sponsor a student’s lunch. By giving to our Lunch Angel Campaign, you’ll be able to help us provide lunch for the entire month. Nutrition is one of the single most important factors when it comes to our students’ development. Proper nutrition is essential for success in school. We hope that we can count on your help to make this school year one of our best yet!

kitchen Angels campaign

One of our enormous needs is our kitchen remodel to commercialize our space to N.C. Department of Health standards. We are looking to raise $20,000 to pay for the kitchen. This kitchen renovation is important to us because it will help the Academy save thousands of dollars per year. In return, we will be able to use those resources to impact our students in a deeper way. A donation of any amount will help us accomplish our goal.


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Hsu Rochom college tuition

We NEED to RAISE $7,000 for H’su’s remaining college tuition. Please help her finish her dream! She is so close and we know God will provide. We just don’t know through whom yet. Could it be you? 

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our location

2223 Eastway Drive

Charlotte, NC 28205

Contact us

(980) 477-0327

[email protected]

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school Hours

M-TH: 7:45am - 2:30pm F: 9:00am-12:00pm

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