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  • From The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC     BY MARK PRICE msprice@charlotteobserver.com Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine has become the latest community leader to champion a rebirth on Charlotte’s low-income west side, giving $1 million to help build a child development center on land that was once home to the notorious Boulevard Homes housing project. […]

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  • Meet Rosha McGill, one of the first residents of The Retreat at Renaissance and a dedicated community advocate. The Retreat is a 110-unit apartment building for senior and disabled citizens located within the Renaissance mixed-income housing development. The Retreat opened in the fall of 2013, when Ms. McGill moved in. Prior to settling in at […]

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  • From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Could new approach help solve Asheville’s housing crisis?  Caitlin Byrd, cbyrd@citizen-times.com 6:56 a.m. EST November 18, 2015 ASHEVILLE – The conversation about how to tackle Asheville’s housing crisis continues. During a three-hour event at the U.S. Cellular Center, a standing room only crowd of more than 100 people listened as panelists leaned into […]

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  •   From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Our view: Point person for housing needed 12:05 a.m. EST November 26, 2015 What do schools in Mobile, Alabama, and housing in Asheville have in common? Both are difficult issues that illustrate the importance of having a point person in charge. Mobile has such a person. She is Carolyn […]

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  • From NPR         An Atlanta Neighborhood Tries To Redefine Gentrification Updated September 25, 201511:20 AM ET ELLY YU The PGA Tour makes a stop in Atlanta this week. Top golfers like Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson will compete for the FedEx Cup. The course that hosts the event — the East Lake […]

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  • Digital inclusion and equal access to technological resources is a priority for RWCI. That’s why we have partnered with Digi-Bridge, a non-profit organization in Charlotte working to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st-century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. We sat down with Digi-Bridge Founder […]

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  • Technological proficiency is increasingly critical for children to succeed in school and in life. Almost all homework assignments now require or assume that children have access to and know how to use a computer and the internet. That’s why RWCI has partnered with the Stratford-Richardson YMCA to host the “Tech Stars” summer camp program at […]

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  • Sow Much Good has partnered with RWCI to bring a Farmer’s Market to The Renaissance throughout the summer. Sow Much Good offers fresh, local produce from their urban farm for sale at The Renaissance, as well as at other locations throughout the city. Their mission is to provide direct access to fresh, affordable food; educate and engage community […]

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  • Tierra is one of three new Care Coordinators who work on-site at The Renaissance, supporting the families and individuals that live here to set and attain their goals. Read the interview below to learn more about her. Tell me a bit about yourself: I grew up in the small town of Taylorsville, NC and went […]

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  • This month, RWCI held a two day workshop to craft recommendations for the new Pre-K – 8 school that will open at The Renaissance in 2017. The meetings, led by RWCI Director of Programs Christian Friend, and Gabor Zsuppan, Director of School Experiences at Discovery Place, attracted educational experts from a variety of roles including […]

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