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Welcome to the nest academy

Where we educate, empower and enrich Charlotte’s refugee,  immigrant, underprivileged and at-risk children. A tuition free, holistic education addressing the whole child: educationally,  nutritionally, emotionally, socially and experientially .  

If you plan to attend our 2021 graduation and promotion ceremony, please RSVP here!

2020 Annual Giving Campaign

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

At the academy, we have NEEDS. Since we have become a stand alone ministry we are raising 100 percent of our funding from scratch. We NEED financially committed families and businesses to come alongside us to provide for the needs of our students. Monthly at the Academy we believe God for a miracle and we NEED that miracle and are asking for you to step out in faith and act. If you can give 10, 20, 50, 100 dollars we NEED you. If you can give BIG we NEED you!!! Your support is crucial to our efforts to help our students become working and contributing adults in our community.  

Nest Builders

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.

Lunch angels

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.

kitchen angels

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.

2019-2020 Graduate

2017-2018 Graduates

2018-2019 Graduate

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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” Elizabeth Andrews

Our Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Nofsinger

Our volunteer spotlight this week is on Sarah Nofsinger! Sarah has been with the academy since the fall helping in biology for our high schoolers. She is now working with our middle school group! Sarah first became interested in Biology herself in high school. AP...

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Intern Spotlight: Sophia Secard

This semester we were excited to welcome a new intern with us! Sophia Secard joined us from Queens University. She jumped right into helping when our kids were virtual, helping  with meals and tutoring needs. We have been so grateful to have her! Below, Sophia writes...

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Student Spotlight: Yoseif & Nahom

Student Spotlight: Yoseif & Nahom

Now that we're finally back to in-person learning, we want to get back to introducing you all to our amazing students! Today, our spotlight is on Yoseif & Nahom! Yoseif & Nahom are brothers from Eritrea, a small country in Eastern Africa. When their family...

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Student Spotlight: Giselle Uwimbabazi

Today we want to introduce another one of our wonderful students, Giselle Uwimbabazi! Giselle is in 11th grade and this is her first year at The Nest! Giselle was born in the Congo and came to the United States when she was 11 years old. Her grandmother and one of her...

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Student Spotlight: Thae & Myint Soe

The biggest part of what makes The Nest Academy so special is our amazing students! We have a lot of new students this year and we want to help you all get to know them! Over the next few months we will be sharing their stories and I'm sure you will come to love them...

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A New School Year at The Nest!

 Hey everyone! I’m back! If you’ve been involved with the Nest for a while, you might remember me, but, for those who don’t, let me introduce myself. My name is Connor Derrick and I am interning here at the Nest for the fall semester. I first got involved with the...

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