Events

  • 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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  • Sow Much Good works to provide direct access to affordable, nutritious food, educate the public on healthy eating habits, and advocate for the right of every person to have real food security. RWCI has partnered with Sow Much Good to bring these services to residents of The Renaissance. The West Boulevard corridor has limited options […]

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  • From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Could new approach help solve Asheville’s housing crisis?  Caitlin Byrd, cbyrd@citizen-times.com 6:56 a.m. EST November 18, 2015 ASHEVILLE – The conversation about how to tackle Asheville’s housing crisis continues. During a three-hour event at the U.S. Cellular Center, a standing room only crowd of more than 100 people listened as panelists leaned into […]

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  •   From The Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC Our view: Point person for housing needed 12:05 a.m. EST November 26, 2015 What do schools in Mobile, Alabama, and housing in Asheville have in common? Both are difficult issues that illustrate the importance of having a point person in charge. Mobile has such a person. She is Carolyn […]

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  • Digital inclusion and equal access to technological resources is a priority for RWCI. That’s why we have partnered with Digi-Bridge, a non-profit organization in Charlotte working to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st-century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. We sat down with Digi-Bridge Founder […]

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  • Sow Much Good has partnered with RWCI to bring a Farmer’s Market to The Renaissance throughout the summer. Sow Much Good offers fresh, local produce from their urban farm for sale at The Renaissance, as well as at other locations throughout the city. Their mission is to provide direct access to fresh, affordable food; educate and engage community […]

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  • This month, RWCI held a two day workshop to craft recommendations for the new Pre-K – 8 school that will open at The Renaissance in 2017. The meetings, led by RWCI Director of Programs Christian Friend, and Gabor Zsuppan, Director of School Experiences at Discovery Place, attracted educational experts from a variety of roles including […]

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  • RWCI’s April Community Night was a great success, thanks to the many organizations who partnered with us to support the residents here and at Little Rock. Big Brothers Big Sisters provided the opportunity for parents to sign their children up to have a Big Brother or Big Sister, or to become a Big Brother or […]

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