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Chalkbeat Member Drive Email May 2024

Date received:
May 15, 2024

Join Us to Support the Next Ten Years of Chalkbeat

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New York, NY

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Dear Cory,

It’s been quite some time since you last joined us in our mission. We fondly remember the early support of friends like you who helped launch this journey. We’ve grown significantly since, and there’s so much more to share.

Chalkbeat is 10 years old! In the last decade, Chalkbeat has grown from a small but mighty local education desk to bureaus in 8 communities informing thousands of parents, educators and policy makers around the country.

With your support, our community-centered journalism keeps parents better informed about their local schools’ challenges, ensures education stays on the statehouse agenda, and brings clarity to curricula changes for educators. At Chalkbeat, our reporters value making an impact with their work. Stories give texture to the headlines. Just this week, Chalkbeat has shared stories about the complexities of AI in schools, the fiscal cliff after pandemic funding, and first person stories from students and teachers.

None of this is possible without you. 

At a time when journalism is being challenged in so many ways, we want the next chapter in Chalkbeat’s history to be strong. Will you meet this moment, and support journalism that is rooted in local communities?

We’re hosting one of our two membership drives over the next few weeks. What better way to convey 10 years of impact journalism than sharing the experiences and testimonies of our readers – people like you. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share the impact you helped create at all 8 Chalkbeat bureaus across the country.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us continue this vital work.

Your contribution has the power to ensure even more communities can be given a platform to voice their concerns. A tax-deductible donation will support our programming and maintain our legacy.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with all of you in the coming weeks. And as always, thank you for helping make our work a reality!

With gratitude,
CJ Ortuño
VP of Philanthropy

P.S. – If you make a gift today, I’ll be sure to remove you from additional emails about the membership drive!