Improving student outcomes
The Jack Carney Family Foundation along with Connecting Generations invites you to volunteer as a mentor in our after-school reading program. Now more than ever, our elementary students would benefit from extended instruction in the Fall.
Our focus will be working with students in the Brandywine School District, primarily at Mount Pleasant and Claymont Elementary schools. Our goal is to improve reading proficiency in students in grades first through third. Tutors will meet one-on-one with a student using the materials provided by the schools. Unlike you and I, most of these students do not get read to and in some cases, there is trauma in the household which makes for a difficult environment to learn. You will get more out of this experience than you give. This simple action will make a huge impact on the life of a child and their future ability to learn. This is your opportunity to light that spark in the soul of a child so they can reach their full potential.
We offer mentoring services through Connecting Generations. Click here to become a mentor
In collaboration with our partners we support after school programs to elementary students
We actively support summer programs in our area to educate students during their summer break
Reading is Fun - damental!
The Jack Carney Family Foundation supports teachers, tutors and students; our goal is to improve students reading proficiency in first grade through third grade. Your contribution will go directly to stipend teachers in our after- school and summer reading programs.
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John. C. “Jack” Carney, Sr. Born in Philadelphia in 1925, he attended St. Joseph’s University and married the love of his life, Ann Buckley, a graduate of Immaculata College.
Clare is a retired professional volunteer administrator whose experience in the non-profit sector spans 20 years. She worked as an administrator of the www.volunteerdelaware.org website as well as ran the Delaware Volunteer Credit Program for high school students. Clare has also been a member of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators, holding a variety of leadership positions over her career. She brings both her knowledge of the field and the available resources to help fulfill the mission of JCFF. In retirement she continues to share her passion for volunteerism with a variety of non profits as a sector ambassador, a resource specialist.and a fundraiser.
Brett has been a lawyer in Delaware for 33 years, and is a partner at Morris James LLP. Brett also has significant experience in education, as a longtime Board of Trustees Member of Wilmington Friends School, and in health care, as the Chair of the Delaware Health Resources Board. As a friend and member of the extended Carney family, Brett concentrates his efforts for JCFF to board development.
Another of the five Carney daughters, Liz has worked for more than 20 years to improve women‘s and children’s health in Delaware, at the March of Dimes and Christiana Care Health System. She currently serves as the state director for Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now) via the non-profit organization, Upstream USA, working to reduce Delaware’s high unintended pregnancy rates. Liz concentrates her efforts for JCFF to board development.
Liz Carney O’Neill
Margaret is the eldest daughter of Jack and Ann Carney. She lives in Northern California, where she has taught learning-challenged students in grades 4-8 for 25 years. Her primary focus will be on developing and fostering community partnerships for JCFF.
Margaret Carney McCaffery
Joseph Carney is the Director of the Jack Carney Family Foundation. Joe and wife Gail founded and have owned and operated Progressive Systems Inc with service centers in Frankford and Wilmington, DE since 1991. Joe will focus on building and strengthening relationships with our service provider partners, school systems and volunteers in addition to board management responsibilities. Gail and daughter Kathlyn Carney, an elementary school teacher in Washington, D.C., are also valued contributors to the Foundation.