The Forum did not meet Tuesday and will not meet May 12.
United Way announced one-year grant awards in the $5,000-$25,000 range to organizations with budgets under $250,000. Letter of interest for Unite Charlotte, due June 1, is available here. Letter of interest for United Neighborhoods, due May 11, is available here. General info here and here.
Steve Johnston, who has compiled these Announcements since 2004, suspects the Announcements may need to change to be more useful to readers during this period of digital-only events and lots of distractions from the public policy issues the Forum has regularly focused on. If you have requests, suggestions or observations, please send Steve an e-mail.
May 5: “Unmasked: The Digital Divide Leaves Students Offline,” a YouTube Live event from the Gantt Center, 7 p.m. Link here.
May 6: Charlotte Town Hall on small business grants and loans, on Facebook, YouTube and Government Channel.
May 7: “Virtual Digital Communications for Neighborhood Groups,” a virtual training sponsored by Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Services, 1 p.m.
May 27: MeckMIN Community Leader Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., likely via Facebook Live. Info here.
July 12-17: MeckMIN In Our Own Back Yard Interfaith Camp, several one-day offerings during the week for rising 10th-12th graders. Apply.
July 13-18: Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
Aug. 13: Paint the Town Blue Gala fundraiser for Democratic candidates.
News & Handouts
Dimple Ajmera 5-4
Carla Cunniingham 4-30
Center for Community Transitions 5-5
Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services 5-1
CharMeck Chronicle 5-1
Council for Children’s Rights 5-5
Mecklenburg Board Bulletin 4-30
West Side Connect 5-1