Howard Levine Child Development Center at Renaissance West
Renaissance West STEAM Academy

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.

RWCI’s on-site cradle to career education continuum:

  • #5 – Howard Levine Child Development Center (HLCDC), a high-quality early learning facility for 6 weeks to 5 years old. RWCI volunteers spent 5 years raising $6M to build this facility.
  • #4 – Renaissance West STEAM Academy (RWSA), a Pre-K through 8th grade school, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) and jointly governed by CMS and RWCI. This is the only school in CMS to be jointly governed.
  • #2 – Adult learning opportunities, including partnerships with CPCC, UNCC, and Fifth Third Bank
    • GED classes
    • Skills Development certifications
    • Computer Literacy classes
    • Financial Literacy classes
    • Continuing education for Early Educators at The CATO Center for Excellence in Early Education (located #5)