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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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  • Charlotte Organizations Use Early Childhood Education To Help Break Poverty Cycle  By Jessa O’Connor • 5/1/2018 A Charlotte study that came out last year identified access to quality pre-kindergarten education as a key factor in making sure that children who are born into poverty have a chance of rising out of it in their lifetimes. […]

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  • A Sense of Place. A Point of Pride. March 29, 2018 | By ASC Charlotte Categories: Blog, Home Featured Monique Luck’s “Welcoming Dreams,” a mosaic she created in 2016 with artistic input from residents, signals a new day for the Renaissance West community. The mixed-income community is what became of the Boulevard Homes, the formerly […]

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  • An Educational Pipeline Comes to Life in Charlotte In their navy blue and gold uniforms, 400 students entered the new K-5 Renaissance West STEAM Academy on the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina on a fall morning in 2017. This day was the first of many designed to get the students on a new trajectory […]

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