Events

  • Presented by Novant Health Save-the-Date for Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. for Renaissance West Community Initiative’s (RWCI) first annual fundraising event, “Renaissance Mentors: A Night of Extraordinary Impact!” Watch the virtual event from your home, device, or office. Stay tuned for special announcements of our Renaissance Mentors and your chance to bid on […]

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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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  • Michael Mascia  with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLC invited RWCI CEO, Mack McDonald to participate in his webcast called, FFF Industry Conversations. Thank you, Michael, for inviting RWCI to share our mission! Click Here to View!

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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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  • Through a holistic community redevelopment approach, Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) is increasing food security for over 1300 residents on West Boulevard.  Successful engagement by our Life Navigators has led to weekly mobile food markets, drawing a big crowd of residents each week. A mobile food market is one way that RWCI is ensuring that […]

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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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  • United Way’s new approach: Focus money on Charlotte’s troubled neighborhoods BY MARK PRICE SEPTEMBER 07, 2017 6:16 AM   One year after uptown Charlotte exploded in violent protests over racial inequality, the city’s United Way is responding with a plan to invest millions of dollars into some of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods. Among the […]

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  • During Black History Month, The Post is highlighting African Americans who are making contributions in Charlotte.       BLACK CHARLOTTE GAME CHANGERS Thursday, February 2, 2017 Section B. William “Mack” McDonald Jr. CEO of Renaissance West Community Initiative. McDonald, who Succeeded Laura Clark Jan 1, was the RWCI’s Chief Operating Officer before taking over […]

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  • In a place once torn by violence, an artist found a surprising way to help people remember – and move forward. November 10, 2016 BY PAM KELLEY AND PAGE LEGGETT   Back in May, when artist Monique Luck led workshops at the new Renaissance community near the Charlotte airport, residents kept asking – a little […]

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