2017 – 2018 Annual Report

2017 – 2018 Annual Report

TFI Leads the Way with Our Focus on Resilience in Mecklenburg County

Based on responses from our Fellows to TFI’s December 2017 educator screening of the documentary Resilience: The Science of Stress and the Biology of Hope, TFI designed a year-long focus on this important issue for students, educators and the community. The broader community recognized TFI’s leadership and vision by requesting Executive Director, Barbara Caldwell to chair the education portion of the November 2018 county wide Resilience Symposium http://bit.ly/2WictS6

2018 Collaborations

As described above, the Resilience symposium represented TFI’s first collaboration with AHEC (Area Health Education Center https://www.charlotteahec.org/ ) and resulted in a well-attended and received educational breakout session at the symposium. As part of this project, TFI also to collaborate with the Charlotte Resilience Project.

Executive Director Recognized and Third Year with a Top Nonprofit Rating

The Third Sector Leadership Program http://www.thirdsectorleadership.org/, sponsored by the Lee Institute and the Duke Endowment, selected Barbara Caldwell, our Executive Director as a member of its 2018 class. TFI is again rated a Top Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits, the leading platform for socially-sourced ratings. http://bit.ly/TFIReviews
TFI also achieved a Platinum Rating on Guide Star

TFI Selected for Charlotte’s First Make A Mark Make-a-thon

Charlotte’s Make a Mark group selected TFI as part of their inaugural class of nonprofits to receive free design and development services. After getting to know TFI, a team of creative professionals refreshed TFI’s brochure, marketing materials and logo at no cost. http://www.letsmakeamark.org/clt/

TFI Fellows are Leveraging TFI Experiences to their School Community

“Opening my mind to growth mindset was really great and the ideas learned will help in my classroom in future years. I am so glad that I had this opportunity and am looking forward to relaying the information to my teach(ing) colleagues at both of my schools this year!”–2018 TFI Fellow from CMS Schools