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Thank you for being a part of 


Summertime learning works!

Help us continue this essential program.

Your gift ensures every student receives:

College preparatory curriculum and technology

Wrap around services including: three meals a day, transportation, counseling and more

Supportive environment, caring faculty and staff.


Shannon Prentiss, MA, MS, NCC
Class of 2008

Jerico E. Berlin, MS
Class of 2016

“I am a part of something that did not start with me, and if I do it correctly, it will not end with me.”  — Shannon Prentiss

Shannon Prentiss was the first graduate of The Neighborhood Academy to become a TNA staff member in 2012. As the Dean of Student Affairs, she is instrumental in developing and shaping the Summer Session programming and initiatives.

TNA recognizes a real need for structured activities during the summer. Our program is an essential and critical piece of the school’s educational model designed to give students every opportunity they need to thrive, retain and advance in critical knowledge, at the pace needed to excel. 

This mandatory summer program for students includes academics, teambuilding exercises, guest speakers, as well as excursions to businesses and colleges to explore educational and career opportunities. These types of activities turn the ideas of “going to college” and “career success” from abstract to concrete.

Jerico E. Berlin is a Commercial Real Estate Associate at CBRE, the largest commercial real estate and investment firm in the world. Jerico, a Federal Reservist in the United States Air Force, also benefited from our intense summer programming.

At The Neighborhood Academy, we have learned that summertime learning works and provides pathways to future success for our students. This spring, we ask you to lend your generous support to help us continue to deliver this much-needed summer program. 

I greatly appreciate your continued investment, to give our students the essential tools needed to succeed.


With gratitude,


Dr. Anthony P. Williams
Head of School