Meet the Organization Impacting Boys and Men of Color through Education

"Studies show that when boys of color have male educators of color, they are more likely to graduate from high school, experience increase self-esteem, and have greater chances of pursuing a four-year college degree. Currently, only 2% of teachers in public schools are men of color. Although there are efforts to recruit men of color into education, schools and districts struggle … Continue reading Meet the Organization Impacting Boys and Men of Color through Education

Uncovering Recover Brands: How a Local Company Teaches Sustainability through Apparel

Can you create comfortable and stylish clothing made from recyclable items? Whether you are 8 years old or 80 years old we are all taught to recycle, but many people are confused about what happens to that recycled material after you put it in the recycling bin. The Charlotte based company Recover Brands uses their … Continue reading Uncovering Recover Brands: How a Local Company Teaches Sustainability through Apparel

5 Reasons Why you Should go to 2017 Charlotte Pride

Unsure if you'll be attending this year's Charlotte Pride celebration? Well, we did some research to bring you 5 reasons you have to go this month!   1. There's a 2-day Cultural Festival  To celebrate the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area's LGBTQ community, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, Noon-10 … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why you Should go to 2017 Charlotte Pride

Get Involved with the Largest School Supply Drive in the Carolinas

The largest school supply drive in the Carolinas lives here in our city of Charlotte. In partnership with Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Classroom Central, WSOC-TV collects school supplies and distributes it to students in grades K – 12. 9 School Tools has already served over 3 million children by giving them school supplies that help to … Continue reading Get Involved with the Largest School Supply Drive in the Carolinas

Meet the Local Charlotte Model Widening the Scope of Beauty

Since Tae McKenzie was a young girl, she has been in the modeling industry. While shopping at the mall one afternoon, people stopped her and told her that her beauty would make her perfect for modeling. After battling a seizure that caused a stroke that left her in a wheelchair, Tae McKenzie's life and experience … Continue reading Meet the Local Charlotte Model Widening the Scope of Beauty

Party with a Purpose: Bringing Fresh Local Food to Charlotte’s West End

Come out to Party with a Purpose this Saturday, July 8th! Listen to music, enjoy local food, shop with local vendors and celebrate the West End Community. The Carolina Farm Trust and Johnson C. Smith University presents Party with a Purpose: A West End day party for food security. Great efforts are being made by the community, The Historic West … Continue reading Party with a Purpose: Bringing Fresh Local Food to Charlotte’s West End

Meet the Local Charlotte Writer Using her Platform to Save Lives

"I believe that the more people that can get behind the #JustPerfect message, the more lives we can change and possibly save." Kimberly Roberts may appear to be just your average fabulous mother of two, wife, and business woman, but once you learn about her journey, it's apparent that her life has been far from … Continue reading Meet the Local Charlotte Writer Using her Platform to Save Lives

Do You Know Your Charlotte City Council Members?

It's so important to know who is making decisions for the people of your city and the local businesses of it! There has been a lot of talk about the Charlotte City Budget and what will change after it is implemented, but who are the people that voted on your city's budget and made the … Continue reading Do You Know Your Charlotte City Council Members?

Meet the Charlotte Organization Helping Youth Find Shelter and Support

The Relatives is a local system of resources that helps children and youth find shelter and support. Serving as the Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas, The Relatives partners with local businesses to ensure young people in need have access to immediate help and supportive resources. Programs Programs like The Relatives … Continue reading Meet the Charlotte Organization Helping Youth Find Shelter and Support

What you and your Business Needs to Know About the Mecklenburg County Manager Reveals FY18 Budget & Capital Improvement Plan

County Manager Dena R. Diorio presented two budget plans for the Mecklenburg Board of County Comissioners consideration: A FY2018 $1.7-billion Operating Budget that maintains the current tax rate of 81.57 cents and lowers the debt service fund from 20 cents to 19.5 cents A FY2019-FY2023 $1.6 billion Capital Improvement Plan. Diorio presented this budget keeping … Continue reading What you and your Business Needs to Know About the Mecklenburg County Manager Reveals FY18 Budget & Capital Improvement Plan