Programs

  • 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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  • 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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  • Engage with Age: A Partnership That’s Inspiring Us All Engage With Age (EWA), a two-year program and partnership between Southminster, UNC Charlotte, and Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI), has helped to promote successful aging and development across the lifespan for seniors living in The Retreat at RWCI. The program is designed to provide engaging activities to […]

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  • The two senior centers formed a partnership of sorts a few years ago, but it’s taken on a new meaning in recent months. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two retirement communities from very different parts of Charlotte are coming together to help each other get through the pandemic. Many seniors already were facing depression and anxiety before […]

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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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  • Dear Friends, Thank you for responding in all the ways that you have.  Whether through donations of food, essential items, volunteer time or cash donations, you are right there with us helping many people on the margins deal with this global crisis.  The needs continue to grow – in ways we had anticipated, as well […]

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  • Dear Supporters and Partners, As we continue to pivot towards new norms, most of which we hope will be temporary, some of us are struggling with what we are feeling, what we are hearing and what we are seeing.  Last week we gave you an update on how Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) was able […]

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  • Dear Supporters and Partners, It is an understatement that all of us are impacted by the seriousness, complexity and unpredictability being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  None more so than the families we serve at Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI).  This letter is to update you on how RWCI is responding to this crisis. The safety […]

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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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