Education

  • RWCI’s primary service area includes 466 family units. RWCI also serves children and families through its Education Village: The Howard Levine Child Development Center (HLCDC) and Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA). Over half of the children at RWSA and HLCDC live in RWCI’s primary service area. HLCDC is operated by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte […]

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  • Students in RWCI’s High School Equivalency (HSE) class gathered together virtually to celebrate the end of the semester. Keynote Speaker, Raushawna Price from Eyrie Success, has been an incredible leader throughout this year’s class.  Raushawna energy is contagious as she is constantly encouraging and sharing wisdom. In her keynote speech, one piece of advice that she shared was about support systems: “You have […]

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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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  • One special focus of this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign at RWCI will be our teachers serving at Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA). Teachers who work each day to help children succeed and reach their potential need a place to rejuvenate during the school day. This year, RWCI wants to provide a space for all teachers […]

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  • Stacey Clark Named by CMS & RWCI as new STEAM Academy Principal Stacey tells us a little about herself…. “Education has always been my passion. For the past 17 years, I worked for CMS at the high school, middle school, elementary school, and alternative school levels.  My roles included teacher of English, Title I specialist, […]

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  • Modeled after a charter, this $32 million Charlotte school sets trends for 2017 AUGUST 24, 2017 11:41 AM BY ANN DOSS HELMS When about 360 students walk into Renaissance West STEAM Academy Monday morning, they’ll see the future of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The $32 million building, which will eventually house up to 1,000 preK-8 students at […]

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  • Editor’s Note (September 2017): A Backdrop for Big Things       Published: 2017.08.17 11:26 PM BY MICHAEL GRAFF charlottemagazine.com ONE EVENING not long after I moved to Charlotte, I slipped into a comfortable chair at Park Road Books to listen to an author who once created an entire fictional community out of fish stories. Daniel Wallace […]

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  •  Construction Begins on Child Development Center    By Ashley Fahey Mar 17, 2017, 12:51pm EDT CBJ website   Construction has begun on a new child-development facility at The Renaissance public-housing community. The Howard R. Levine Child Development Center, expected to be complete in October, will serve 152 children, from infants to five-year-olds. The project is […]

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  • Hornets pledge $500,000 in literacy projects CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO  Russ Owens, WCNC 9:02 PM. EDT June 20, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets hold their annual day of service each and every year, and this year was no different. Owner Michael Jordan and company continue their commitment to Buzz City by pledging $500,000 in […]

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