Your interest and support ensured Monterey County Gives! had a record breaking year. Together, we empower our local nonprofit community
to be its best. Thank you!
-The Monterey County Gives! team.
Chartwell empowers students with dyslexia and associated learning differences to unlock their full potential. We provide a college preparatory, strength-based program that gives students the skills, strategies, tools, and mindset needed to become successful lifelong learners. We share our expertise through partnerships and outreach initiatives to transform education.
Over 150 years ago, Frederick Douglass wrote “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Yes, reading opens doors, however over 20% of adults in the United States are illiterate. Even more alarming, our own state ranks last with a literacy rate of 76%. It does not need to be this way, which is why Chartwell has worked for four decades to help children with learning variations. Our work is more critical than ever as is evidenced by a continued increase in applications as well as requests for need-based financial aid. To meet this need, we continue to increase our financial aid budget. Since our founding, we have been able to make this commitment to need-based assistance through the generosity of our community who, like us, believes in these children who think and learn differently.
"Chartwell has changed our family's lives. It provides my children an individualized and targeted education that supports their academic and social-emotional learning. My boys have become the people I've always known them to be."
- Scott and Karla B