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Cochrane Collegiate Academy - St. Gabriel Partnership


About our Partnership with Cochrane Academy

In 2018, St. Gabriel Church partnered with Cochrane Collegiate Academy, an under-resourced middle and high school serving high poverty students in east Charlotte.  This partnership is part of our Caring for Charlotte initiative focused on improving economic mobility for disadvantaged families. 

Opportunities to Serve


Help with Staff Appreciation and School Events

Opportunities to help host staff appreciation events, serve as a career day speaker, collect classroom supplies, and help with classroom set up are published in the bulletin and our online service opportunities calendar.  New volunteers are always welcome.  For details, contact


Mentor a Student - Be a "Success Coach"

Lack of social capital* is one of the key factors keeping Charlotteans trapped in poverty.  Mentoring can make a significant difference for disadvantaged students.  Mentors/"success coaches" meet regularly with students to provide help with goal setting and decision making and build a relationship that fosters growth and self-confidence.   Our partnership with Cochrane Academy includes providing "Success Coach" mentors.   *Social capital is access to people with information, opportunities, and resources - one of the key components in rising above poverty.  

Training is provided by Communities in Schools.   Once trained, success coaches meet weekly (or bi-weekly) meeting with an assigned student during an established time in the school day to provide help with goal-setting and decision making.  Learn more here.  Questions?  Contact

Help with College Applications for Cochrane/I Meck Students - Week of October 21

At Cochrane/iMeck, seniors are making big decisions: what to do when they graduate. Lend a hand as they complete their college applications. No experience is required, but if you’ve ever gone through the process with your own kids, you’d be ideal! Volunteers serve needed October 21-25 throughout the school day. That week, many college waive application fees.  Sign up here for one or multiple slots and help the next generation.







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