General News

  • Renaissance West’s Executive Director Laura Clark was selected as one of Charlotte’s 40 Under 40 in 2015! A ceremony was held at the McGlohon Theater on Thursday, March 12 to recognize all 40 successful individuals who are helping to shape the city of Charlotte. The event, orchestrated by Charlotte Business Journal, drew a large crowd to […]

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  • On February 3rd, Renaissance West Community Initiative hosted its first Community Night for the residents of Renaissance and Little Rock Apartments. RWCI, in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, provided resources and activities for children and parents at the Dr. John T. Crawford Renaissance Center. Activities included arts and crafts, video games, books, an interactive story time, and […]

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  • At least three days a week, seniors living at The Retreat have the opportunity to participate in line dancing lessons, craft projects, aerobics, and yoga classes sponsored by HBC Consulting. Some of the senior residents have organized their fitness group into SWAG – Seniors With Attitude and Grace. SWAG has begun independently fundraising within the community, soliciting […]

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  • The group revitalizing the former Boulevard Homes has selected its leader and plans to model its K-8 school after the Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta.   CHARLOTTE, N.C. July 29, 2013 – Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI), the agency coordinating the education and services continuum at the former Boulevard Homes community, is pleased […]

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  • If you’ve driven by the old Boulevard Homes site on West Blvd. you may have noticed a change in the landscape- construction is rolling along and we can’t wait to see the finished product.   Phase 1 – Retreat at Renaissance The Retreat at Renaissance, which provides 110 units for fixed-income seniors and the disabled […]

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  • One can add Ben Bernanke, president of the Federal Reserve Bank, to the list of people in admiration of Tom Cousins. Although most people in Atlanta know Tom Cousins as a real estate leader and developer who founded Cousins Properties, Cousins has gained national notoriety for his philanthropic efforts in the redevelopment of the East […]

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  • Creating a Collaborative Community in Charlotte   Purpose Built Communities’ newest Network Member is The Renaissance West Community Initiative in Charlotte, NC. This new non-profit organization is spearheading the revitalization of the old Boulevard Homes, a failed housing project on the west side of Charlotte that had five times the city’s violent crime average in […]

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