Programs

  • At Renaissance West, the physical revitalization and wraparound services encourage residents to discover opportunities to advance their livelihood. Former RenWest resident, Timira, recognized such opportunities when she joined the FSS program in 2014 and now embraces her journey in upward mobility. Before arriving at RenWest, Timira was not aware of opportunities such as Inlivian’s FSS […]

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  • 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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