In 2007, a group of concerned citizens envisioned a holistic intervention program to help at-risk elementary school students in the East End of Newport News to succeed academically. Thanks to a dynamic partnership between community volunteers, churches, businesses, and the Newport News Public Schools the Newsome-Bailey Academy pilot program was established.
On October 31, 2011, the pilot program began working with its first group of students from the Newsome Park Elementary School. After 18 months of successful operations the volunteers formed a corporation and applied for 501(c)(3) tax status. The application was approved by the Internal Revenue Service on January 22, 2013; thus, the Newsome-Bailey Project, Inc. officially became an independent non-profit organization.
As you view this website we sincerely hope you will be moved to become a part of the Newsome-Bailey Project through your financial support and/or active participation in one of our many volunteer opportunities. Your willingness to take these steps will greatly help “at-risk” students to succeed academically and in life!
The Newsome-Bailey Team
(for in-depth information on the Newsome-Bailey Project please select the publications link in the Media Gallery)