Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty needs to start early in life, at the foundation of our upbringing. We can help contribute to a great future by providing high-quality educational options for everyone, regardless of income.  We can accomplish this through a continuum of educational opportunities within the neighborhood for all ages and all levels of education.


Howard Levine Child Development Center at Renaissance West

Renaissance West STEAM Academy

RWCI’s on-site Cradle-to-Career Education Continuum:

  • #5 – The Howard Levine Child Development Center (HLCDC) Operated by Dixon Academy, a high-quality early learning facility for 6 weeks to 5 years old. The unique facility includes The CATO Center for Excellence in Early Education, a training center for continuing education for Early Educators. RWCI volunteers spent 5 years raising $6M to build this facility.
  • #4 – Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA), a Pre-K through 8th-grade Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS), jointly governed by CMS and RWCI.
  • #2 – Dr. John T. Crawford Renaissance Center, a centrally located facility to make all amenities easily accessible to residents. Building amenities include:
    • A leasing/management office
    • A large multi-purpose room and an educational center including administrative offices and the RenWest Training Center powered by Lowe’s. Residents are encouraged to utilize the training center to pursue Adult learning opportunities, GED classes, Skills Development certifications, and digital and financial literacy classes.
    • A clubhouse that consists of a community room, a cafe, a fitness center, and a laundry facility