The Need is Great
The students in our programs face overwhelming obstacles to staying in school — illness, abandonment, homelessness, poverty and more; yet they maintain good grades, graduate, and very often go on to higher education.
What We Do
Since it's founding 95 years ago the Children's Welfare League of Asheville has held
one common purpose: to improve the lives and education of the children of
Buncombe County. Today we support 275 promising but financially vulnerable high school students by providing them much-needed monthly stipends. We give emergency funding to students identified by high school counselors and social workers.
We fund endowed scholarships at the University of North Carolina Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College so local students can achieve
the dream of continuing their education.