shift_ed was founded through the collaboration of community leaders who saw the impact investments in education could have.

That community spirit allows our services to reach students from elementary school through college and will improve economic opportunities for years to come. We continue to seek partnerships that challenge us and drive us to excellence.

Stay in the Loop

Follow shift_ed on Social Media

Follow us on social media, and be the first to know about workshops, webinars and events. You’ll also get a good helping of inspiration!

Join the shift_ed Email List

Sign up for email updates to take a deeper dive into shift_ed’s work. Hear directly from our CEO, and learn the in’s and out’s of our Classroom to Career Success Programs!

Join our family newsletter list

Guilford County students and parents, sign up for email updates to find out how shift_ed can help you and your child succeed from Classroom to Career.

Request a shift_ed Speaker

We love sharing shift_ed mission with schools, businesses and community groups. Please submit a request at least 7-10 days in advance of your event through the link below.


Are you interested in volunteering to make a direct, positive impact in the life of a student in our community? Join our team as a volunteer!

HELPS Literacy Tutoring

Work one-on-one with elementary school students using the evidence-based HELPS literacy model. Commit 2-20 hours per week and choose your own schedule! 

This opportunity can also be used for Federal Work-Study or class credit for certain programs.

Fill out an interest form to begin your application. 

Other Opportunities

Sign up for our email newsletter to be notified when additional volunteer opportunities arise. 

D-Up Community Garden

shift_ed is so important to us, because we used to teach basketball, but they gave us the opportunity to see all the needs in the community.

Jakki Davis
D-Up Founder & shift_ed Board Member

Alice Moore with twins

I’m giving these kids a chance which they might not have otherwise; and that’s a great feeling.

Alice Moore,
shift_ed Volunteer