Events

  • 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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  • Free water safety classes for local kids     CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It happens somewhere in the Carolinas every summer. A young person drowns after falling into water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African American children are five times more likely to drown in a swimming pool […]

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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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  • The Foundation for the Carolinas’ Annual Meeting attracted a sell-out crowd of 1,500 people to the Convention Center in uptown Charlotte. Keynote speaker Steven Johnson discussed how collaboration leads to new and innovative ideas. The Foundation featured Renaissance West Community Initiative as an organization exemplifying the power of collaboration, innovation, and impact. Check out the […]

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