Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Board Chair, Mary Stokes and Executive Director, Banu Valladares
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Board Chair, Mary Stokes and Executive Director, Banu Valladares


Thank You GRANDES SUEÑOS / BIG DREAMS Donors and Supporters!

We are so grateful to our parents, our board, and to you for partnering with us in our efforts to make a difference in our community! Our work benefits the entire community by preparing our children to succeed in school and life with the active support of their parents. Together we ARE making a difference.

We are delighted to inform you that our Grandes Sueños luncheon was a great success with 300+ people attending. The amazing Marcel Portilla Band livened our day and spoken word artist Herrison Chicas inspired us with his touching personal story. With your support, we have raised more than $100K so far for this campaign with more coming. Thank you!

Our Big Dreams for Next Year

We want to scale our programs to meet the large demand for high quality, dual language preschool education for the thousands of children and their families in Mecklenburg County and we want to do so with the absolute best, highest quality services we can provide so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.

With your help, we will serve a total of 264 students and their families next year: 108 via the our traditional Preschool Program, 36 via our Dual Language Innovation Classroom, and 120 via Creciendo Juntos.

Your sustained support is crucial for our success. We invite you to continue to partner with us by participating in our Show & Tell (offered monthly), sharing the good news of our work with your friends and family and inviting them to donate, and/or volunteering. From babysitting, to translating materials to working on our grounds, and reading to our children, we will work to engage you in meaningful ways with Charlotte Bilingual Preschool year around.

“The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.” – Maya Angelou

You can still donate to our Big Dream, contact Donna Mitchell at for more information.

Thanks for your continued support and helping make our Latino families’ Big Dreams become a reality.




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