Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty needs to start early in life, at the foundation of our upbringing. We can help contribute to a great future by providing high-quality educational options for everyone, regardless of income. We can accomplish this through a continuum of educational opportunities within the neighborhood for all ages and all levels of education.
RWCI’s on-site cradle to career education continuum:
- #5 – Howard Levine Child Development Center (HLCDC), a high-quality early learning facility for 6 weeks to 5 years old. RWCI volunteers spent 5 years raising $6M to build this facility.
- #4 – Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA), a Pre-K through 8th grade school, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) and jointly governed by CMS and RWCI. This is the only school in CMS to be jointly governed.
- #2 – Adult learning opportunities, including partnerships with CPCC, UNCC, and Fifth Third Bank
- GED classes
- Skills Development certifications
- Computer Literacy classes
- Financial Literacy classes
- Continuing education for Early Educators at The CATO Center for Excellence in Early Education (located #5)