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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 .  

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

Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Meet Mathú Rochom! This is Mathú's second year at The Nest Academy and he is in eighth grade this year. At his old school, Mathú struggled to keep up because of large class sizes; he was often distracted by other students who were off task and, when he needed more...

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Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Meet Mema! This is Mema's second year at The Nest Academy and she has captured the hearts of everyone here! At her previous school, Mema struggled because she couldn't speak English very well and didn't know how to read. She was often bullied because of those things...

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Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Meet Bosco! Bosco is a fourth grader and this is his first year as a student at The Nest Academy! He is the youngest out of four children and his family is from Uganda. Before coming to the Academy, Bosco says that school was mostly good, but here "everything is...

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Staff Spotlight: Maiya Black-Keeling

Staff Spotlight: Maiya Black-Keeling

So excited to introduce to you our newest staff member, PE, Health and nutrition teacher...Maiya Black-Keeling. Maiya started with us as a volunteer last year, teaching PE two days a week on her lunch break and has now joined our staff!!! Maiya’s heart for kids, her...

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Student Spotlight: Lucy Nie

Student Spotlight: Lucy Nie

Meet Lucy Nie! This is Lucy's first year at the Nest Academy and she is in the fourth grade! Lucy's family is from Vietnam and she has two sisters and two brothers. Before coming to the Academy, Lucy says that she struggled to focus in school because her friends were...

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Student Spotlight: Justin Reyes

Student Spotlight: Justin Reyes

Meet Justin Reyes! He is an eighth grader from El Salvador and this is his first year at the Nest Academy! Justin learned about the Academy from some of his friends that he plays soccer with and he really wanted to come here! Justin says he struggled at his old school...

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