Help us make a difference in Charlotte!!

With your help, we are able to make a real difference in Charlotte. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers and donors. Become a volunteer or make a tax-deductible donation to help us uplift our communities and create lasting positive change in Charlotte.

If you are a Bank of America customer, use the BOA App (through uBack) on your phone to make a donation to Renaissance West Community Initiative. It’s that easy!

Volunteer   OR   Make a Donation  OR  Download Pledge Form 

We offer a range of volunteer programs designed to provide everyone with the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

To ensure the safety of the children and families and The Renaissance West community, volunteers are required to complete a background check through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website. Below are 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Go to

  • Specify the school: Renaissance West STEAM Academy
  • You can skip questions about the business/organization you work with
  • If you would like to volunteer for the North Star Literacy Program, you will have to commit to reading with a 2nd grader for 1 hour each week.

Step 2: Log-In to Sign-Up Genius to see the volunteer opportunities. Then pick a day/time as well as the activity.


Step 3: Once completed you will be contacted by one of our staff members to confirm.