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  • Going back to school for anyone takes determination and courage.  Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) is helping residents’ dreams come true by financially supporting RWCI’s High School Equivalency (HSE) Program, (also known as GED,) for the second year in a row. Staying true to the RWCI model, the program is place-based and available to residents 3 nights […]

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  • RWCI was honored to welcome U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson M.D., to Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) on January 7, 2020.  Secretary Carson was hosted by Enlivian, formerly the Charlotte Housing Authority, and Renaissance was chosen as the location for one of his stops and a press conference.  Upon his arrival […]

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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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  • The CLT Charity Golf Tournament is Hosted by Airport Community Partnership at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and benefiting Renaissance West Community Initiative. Event will be at Ballantyne Country Club. Click here to learn more about the event and register. 9am – Check-in and Driving Range open 11am – Shotgun Start Upon finish of play – […]

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  • SEED20, a program backed by Wells Fargo and the Knight Foundation, is in its seventh year of identifying, highlighting, and connecting the community with some of the region’s most promising nonprofits that are working to address entrenched social problems. Click this link to learn more about how RWCI is bringing change to the Charlotte community.

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  • We’re BBB Certified!!! We are thrilled to announce that we received top marks from the BBB’s 20 standards for Charitable Accountability.  Read the full report here.

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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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