Mary Johnson announced that Belmont Community Development Corp. is providing eligible families free school supplies. Details here.
Carlenia Ivory introduced Erin Nicole Barksdale, the CMS principal who will open Renaissance West K-8 in August 2017. Video here.
Brenda Robinson announced that Aviation Camps of the Carolinas will host two day camps from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Rock Hill Airport, Thursday, Oct. 27 for grades 4-8 (student tickets $79.74 here) and Friday, Oct. 28 for grades 9-12 (student tickets $79.74 here). Contact Robinson about sponsoring a child.
Nakisa Glover announced the Hip Hop Caucus, Exodus Foundation and the Urban League will hold a community town hall “Respect My Vote! What Are Your Rights,” a session aimed at formerly incarcerated residents, on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Urban League, 740 W. 5th St. Seating limited; reserve one here. Flier here.
Nasif Majeed announced that Plaza-Eastway Partners will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at Greater Bethel AME Zion Church, 5232 The Plaza for a briefing on the projected Eastway Regional Park.
Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir will meet Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St. “Tune in with us or else we’re going to tune out.”
Bobbie Parks announced that Mecklenburg Senior Democrats would hear from party executive director Doug Wilson at its get-out-the-vote kickoff meeting at noon Sept. 9 at Democratic Party headquarters, 5500 Executive Center Dr. Suite 210.
Levester Flowers announced that Kelly Education Services on behalf of CMS is looking for substitute teachers. Contact Laura McClettie, Vakala, or Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Devonya Govan-Hunt sent in an announcement that Uplift Christian Ministries will hold its 2nd annual Uplift Rocky River Labor Day 5K and Community Celebration on Monday, Sept. 5 at Reedy Creek Park Pavilion 2. 5K details here. Registration details for volunteer performers here. Sponsorship details here. Proceeds support sports and mentoring programs in CMS East Learning Community.
Jason Terrell sent in an announcement of Profound Gentlemen’s Back-to-School Week slate of activities for Monday, Aug. 29 through Friday, Sept. 2. Flier here. Register for individual events from this list.
Jason Terrell sent in an announcement that Profound Gentlemen and the National Black MBA Association will sponsor a panel discussion, “Promoting Social Mobility and Integration: Economic, Political and Educational Dimensions” on Thursday, Sept. 8 at The Green at Wells Fargo Center, 435 S. Tryon St., 2nd floor. Members free. General admission $10. Flier here. More details here.
Charles Thomas sent in an announcement of the Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge, in which successful community groups will receive a share of $5 million “for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful.” Application window is Oct. 1-Nov. 3. Online flier with working links here. Blog entry here.
Helen Kimbrough sent in an announcement that Reading Partners would hold a volunteer orientation and engagement event on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 5:15-7:45 p.m. at South Regional Library, 5081 Rea Rd. Details here. Register here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Aug. 15 Board Bulletin.
Alma Adams sent in her Aug. 12 District Update.
Henry Rock sent in an invitation to City Startup Labs’ Center of Excellence graduation/pitch event on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at UNCC Center City, 320 E. 9th St. Details here. Reserve a seat here.
Jane Whitley sent in announcement of the Mecklenburg Democratic Women’s Doris Cromartie Fundraiser Gala on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Tickets $50 at door. Details here.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a voter education seminar on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Park Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Rd., to encourage those who previously have only voted in presidential elections to be registered and know the full ballot. Flier here.
April Benson sent in an announcement of a construction and business owners networking event on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fresh Waters Restaurant, 416 N. Graham St. Flier here.
Stephanie Counts sent in a save-the-date for Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange’s 10th anniversary gala on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 201 E. Trade St. Flier here.