Education

  • As a community quarterback, we partner with best-in-class agencies to provide access to quality programs and services. Through our partnership with Inlivian, we help deliver RenWest residents the opportunity to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) to help residents achieve social and economic independence. One resident, Nashala, decided to join the program and strive […]

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  • In September of 2020, we profiled Jaire, a former RWCI resident and rising senior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T), in our e-newsletter. Before attending college, he interned with Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA) and helped facilitate out-of-school time activities during the summer. Additionally, he dedicated his time to serve as […]

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  • LOWE’S AND LOWE’S FOUNDATION COMMIT $3 MILLION TO REVITALIZE WEST CHARLOTTE WITH SKILLED TRADES CENTER, CAREER PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Multi-year commitment includes collaboration with the Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2021) — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) and the Lowe’s Foundation announce today a multi-year commitment to improve economic […]

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  • RWCI residents remain disproportionately impacted by the public health and racial equity crises. Residents are experiencing high levels of stress and trauma, with their sense of safety diminishing. This is evident in matters of food security, education, and the digital divide, childcare, and employment. Since the pandemic began, the community has faced increases in potential […]

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  • 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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