Bruce Clark announced a $60,000 program accelerator through Digital Charlotte that aims to give nonprofit staffers the skills they need to increase digital literacy among the people they serve. Grant applications begin here; application deadline is Jan. 17.
Victor Mack announced a presentation by Dr. Paul Gorski for a community forum on “Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap” to be held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Harris Alumni Center on the UNCC campus. All activities Feb. 13-14 free and open to the public; details here.
Victor Mack sent in save-the-dates for upcoming sessions sponsored by UNCC. They are:
Feb. 3: Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Day of Practicing. Info here.
Feb. 19: Spring Writing Conference. Info here.
March 2: National History Day for Middle and High School Students. Info here.
March 10: The Julia Robinson Mathematics and Computing Festival for Middle School Girls. Info here.
April 18: Teacher-to-Teacher Conference. Info here.
To prevent identity theft but to share a remark that prompted a roomful of laughter, let it just be said that a local pastor rose, saying: “Today is my 50th birthday and I will be accepting well-wishes all day.”
Yolanda Holmes announced that West Mecklenburg High’s “Invest in the West” initiative seeks for its Instagram page photos from visits by supporting organizations doing work at West Meck, and will soon be needing testing proctors.
Louise Woods announced that the League of Women Voters would Tuesday night ask the school board to re-establish its Equity Committee, and to act now to address inequities spotlighted in a recent but undated League report.
Malcolm Graham announced that he would give the MLK Holiday keynote address for Union County on Monday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Wingate University.
Ceretha Sherrill announced the annual MLK breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Details here.
Christopher Dennis announced a Black Political Caucus panel discussion on “The ‘Politics’ of Black Economics in Charlotte” on Thursday Jan. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Carlenia Ivory announced that the MLK Day wreath-laying will occur Monday, Jan. 15 following the Convention Center breakfast. The ceremony will be held in Marshall Park. A free CMS event honoring children will follow the wreath-laying at CPCC Elizabeth campus.
Sarah Stevenson asked for volunteers to help her convince the city to find additional ways to honor the late Julius Chambers. “That’ll be my last, well maybe not (laughter). I’m just going to go as long as I can…. Don’t let ‘em forget me when I’m gone, OK?”
Gwen High sent in an invitation to volunteer at a Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Elementary, 114015 Mallard Roost Rd. Volunteers needed 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Details here. Brochure here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Jan. 8 Board Bulletin.
Joyce Waddell sent in a comment about judicial redistricting in the N.C. Senate.
Karine Apollon sent in the Jan. 11 Reading Partners newsletter.
Tiffany Johnson sent in a flier with details of the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance mentor mingle on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St.; and their awards gala on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
DonnaMarie Woodson sent in an announcement of an 89th birthday celebration for the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3435 Nevin Rd. Flier here.
Monika Rhue sent in an announcement of a Black History Month community celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the Johnson C. Smith University library. Donation $10 requested. RSVP here. Flier here. Details here and here.
Patrice Funderburg sent in a flier about the free “New Jim Crow Winter Dialogue Series” to be held Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. from Jan. 11-Feb. 15 at the West Boulevard Library, 2157 West Blvd. Register here.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his Jan. 12 newsletter.