General News

  • Courtney Baucom, a resident living in The Renaissance West neighborhood was interviewed about her journey from homelessness to home ownership. Since living in the Renaissance, Courtney has increased her access to resources, including new opportunities, and is currently changing her life for the better. Her outlook on life is more positive than ever. She has […]

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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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  • As an under-invested area of Charlotte, it is critically important for RWCI to fill this gap and make vital needs of the community accessible. One way that RWCI makes sure that its 1300+ residents have access to everything they need, (food, health and wellness, after school programming, family programming, financial planning, tax prep, and other […]

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  • This year, Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) recruited summer interns to help support the organization with data analysis, evaluation, storytelling, social media, and donor relations.  This energetic group has jumped right in assisting with corporate volunteer projects, creating our first Instagram account, collecting stories and taking pictures of summer programs, along with writing blog stories […]

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  • Through a holistic community redevelopment approach, Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) is increasing food security for over 1300 residents on West Boulevard.  Successful engagement by our Life Navigators has led to weekly mobile food markets, drawing a big crowd of residents each week. A mobile food market is one way that RWCI is ensuring that […]

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  • Join us for breakfast on Thursday, May 16 from 7:45am – 9:00am to benefit Renaissance West Annual Giving. Over 125 guests enjoyed headline speaker Doug Jutte, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Healthy Places Network and Associate Professor at UC-Berkley on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Read Doug’s bio here. Doug has shared his presentation with […]

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  •   Bank of America Jun 29, 2018 It’s no secret that Charlotte faces a shortage of affordable housing, and that the shortage contributes to inequality, lack of mobility and poor education outcomes. “We have a very large deficit,” says Julie Porter, executive director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, a nonprofit development and financial corporation dedicated to […]

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  • BOCC Approves Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget ​The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The $1.7-billion budget is an increase of $33 million, or 1.9 percent, over the current Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. It maintains the County’s commitment to providing critical services […]

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  • With New Grants, United Way Shifts Focus To Neighborhoods By David Boraks • Jun 7, 2018 United Way of Central Carolinas announced $24.5 million in new grants Thursday, and the list has a different look from years past. The agency is shifting some funding to initiatives to improve economic opportunity and mobility. <img src=”http://wfae.org/sites/wfae/files/styles/default/public/201806/060618RenaissanceWest.jpg” alt=”Renaissance […]

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  • How hope, dreams are improving Charlotte neighborhood Mary Elizabeth DeAngelis: May 02, 2018   New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat. A few doors down, third-graders […]

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