Education

  • One special focus of this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign at RWCI will be our teachers serving at Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA). Teachers who work each day to help children succeed and reach their potential need a place to rejuvenate during the school day. This year, RWCI wants to provide a space for all teachers […]

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  • Stacey Clark Named by CMS & RWCI as new STEAM Academy Principal Stacey tells us a little about herself…. “Education has always been my passion. For the past 17 years, I worked for CMS at the high school, middle school, elementary school, and alternative school levels.  My roles included teacher of English, Title I specialist, […]

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  • Modeled after a charter, this $32 million Charlotte school sets trends for 2017 AUGUST 24, 2017 11:41 AM BY ANN DOSS HELMS When about 360 students walk into Renaissance West STEAM Academy Monday morning, they’ll see the future of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The $32 million building, which will eventually house up to 1,000 preK-8 students at […]

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  • Editor’s Note (September 2017): A Backdrop for Big Things       Published: 2017.08.17 11:26 PM BY MICHAEL GRAFF charlottemagazine.com ONE EVENING not long after I moved to Charlotte, I slipped into a comfortable chair at Park Road Books to listen to an author who once created an entire fictional community out of fish stories. Daniel Wallace […]

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  •  Construction Begins on Child Development Center    By Ashley Fahey Mar 17, 2017, 12:51pm EDT CBJ website   Construction has begun on a new child-development facility at The Renaissance public-housing community. The Howard R. Levine Child Development Center, expected to be complete in October, will serve 152 children, from infants to five-year-olds. The project is […]

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  • Hornets pledge $500,000 in literacy projects CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO  Russ Owens, WCNC 9:02 PM. EDT June 20, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets hold their annual day of service each and every year, and this year was no different. Owner Michael Jordan and company continue their commitment to Buzz City by pledging $500,000 in […]

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  • Below is a video compilation of some of the out-of-school time events held at Renaissance over the last year. The UNC Charlotte Writing Project held a camp for 6th-12th graders at RWCI this summer. One of their projects was to collect an Oral History of the neighborhood. They interviewed seniors living at The Residences at Renaissance, many […]

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  • From The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC     May 10, 2016 7:54 PM CMS hires principal for future Renaissance West preK-8 school Erin Barksdale, a former Ranson Middle assistant principal, is currently a principal in Atlanta She’ll lead school that opens in 2017 on the site of former Boulevard Homes public housing project BY ANN […]

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  • A Community Approach to Creating Opportunity for Children By Laura Clark, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance West Community Initiative Originally published at www.ncchild.org   Children do not come in pieces and parts, and they do not grow up in isolation. They are members of families and communities, and when their families and communities struggle, so […]

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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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