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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. In March, 26% of the neighborhood employment rate decreased suddenly from […]

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  • RWCI’s primary service area includes 466 family units. RWCI also serves children and families through its Education Village: The Howard Levine Child Development Center (HLCDC) and Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA). Over half of the children at RWSA and HLCDC live in RWCI’s primary service area. HLCDC is operated by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Below is a video compilation of some of the out-of-school time events held at Renaissance over the last year. The UNC Charlotte Writing Project held a camp for 6th-12th graders at RWCI this summer. One of their projects was to collect an Oral History of the neighborhood. They interviewed seniors living at The Residences at Renaissance, many […]

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  • From The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC     May 10, 2016 7:54 PM CMS hires principal for future Renaissance West preK-8 school Erin Barksdale, a former Ranson Middle assistant principal, is currently a principal in Atlanta She’ll lead school that opens in 2017 on the site of former Boulevard Homes public housing project BY ANN […]

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  • A Community Approach to Creating Opportunity for Children By Laura Clark, M.A., Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance West Community Initiative Originally published at www.ncchild.org   Children do not come in pieces and parts, and they do not grow up in isolation. They are members of families and communities, and when their families and communities struggle, so […]

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  • From The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC     BY MARK PRICE msprice@charlotteobserver.com Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine has become the latest community leader to champion a rebirth on Charlotte’s low-income west side, giving $1 million to help build a child development center on land that was once home to the notorious Boulevard Homes housing project. […]

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