ABOUT


MISSION: TO PROMOTE A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY CENTERED ON QUALITY HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTH, WELLNESS AND OPPORTUNITY.


  • Homes are the essence of a healthy, vibrant community. Many people living in concentrated poverty lack affordable, quality housing options. Our model of mixed-income housing offers the environments and amenities to help residents thrive by elevating the standard of living for the lowest-income residents, while providing affordable housing opportunities for residents in higher income brackets.

  • In August of 2017, Building Uplifted Families (BUF), a community collaboration between Renaissance West Community Initiative, Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System, UNC Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County Public Health, has been awarded a $250,000 BUILD Health Challenge grant to improve the health and overall well-being of Renaissance West residents and neighbors along Charlotte’s West Boulevard corridor. BUF focuses on improving mobility by addressing disparities, enhancing local capacity, advancing partnerships, and improving preventative healthcare access.

  • 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 an early childhood education center as well as a pre-K – 8 school.

  • Rather than focus on a single component of community change, holistic initiatives like RWCI typically include mixed-income housing, radically improved cradle-to-career educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, jobs and job training, health and wellness programs, transportation access and recreational opportunities.

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