Jumoke Academy Charter School
Urban Elementary Charter School
This pioneering 25 year-old charter school has succeeded against all odds in delivering education to students where traditional education often fails. Founded by the late Thelma Dickerson whose school board tenure was devoted to changing the mindset of the traditional system, Jumoke knows teachers make all the difference. Marie Gordon Hall & Troy Monroe are building a new teacher pipeline and career path option for students to “grow their own,” and new funds would help their Academic Assistants to earn a Bachelor’s Degree to become certified teachers in the subject area of their choice, committed to remaining with the organization for at least three years.