Lincoln County Pre-K MLK Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 6/22/21

Lincoln Internal Medicine Announces 2021-2022 MLK Pre-Kindergarten Grant

Aims to Increase Funding for Early Education, Childcare for Lincoln County Children, Families of Color

Lincoln County, NC – Lincoln Internal Medicine, an independent adult primary care practice, in partnership with Chesterbrook Academy (Denver), is seeking applications for Lincoln County rising pre-kindergarten students of color, to offer $3,000 funding for the 2021-2022 academic year. Families demonstrating financial need will be prioritized for receiving the grant.

Lincoln Internal Medicine, serving the greater Lincoln County community for the last 20 years, is proud to offer this inaugural “Lincoln County Pre-K MLK Grant” to one student and family in Lincoln County. All funds donated are derived from proceeds earned during their Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. “Families of color, on average, in Lincoln County have realized significant financial disparity – it’s a disheartening fact. With this grant, we aim to offer assistance on a small scale,” stated David Meyer, President of Lincoln Internal Medicine. “We hope to assist a young child, at a key inflection point in their education, while supporting his or her family in providing an opportunity for childcare.”

According to the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, during the years of 2014 – 2018, the percentage of Lincoln County African American, as well as, Latinx people living in poverty was more than twice that of fellow Caucasian community members.

The selected child will be offered a place in the pre-Kindergarten program, with reduced tuition, at Chesterbrook Academy in Denver. Chesterbrook Academy is a NC 5-Star Preschool, providing students a “Links to Learning” curriculum that prepares children for elementary school and beyond by developing academic, social, and emotional skills.

Applications may be picked up at Chesterbrook Academy or submitted online at https://forms.gle/5yBajsYD5pyB34wm8. Application deadline is July 23rd, 2021, for funding to be applied to tuition for Chesterbrook Pre-Kindergarten program for dates of August 23rd, 2021 thru June 3rd 2022. Award recipient will be notified the week of July 26th thru July 30th.

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About Lincoln Internal Medicine: An independent practice offering adult primary care. Board-certified Internal Medicine physicians include Toma Radut, MD; Gabriela Meyer, MD (dual-certified also in Geriatrics), and David Meyer, MD. Lincoln Internal Medicine may be reached at 704-736-9188. Website: www.lincolnim.org.