Steve Johnston announced that one person (of three needed) has volunteered to help determine award grants from the Forum’s MJ Entrepreneurial Action Fund. More information is here about how to contribute to the fund, to volunteer to be on the grants committee, and to nominate groups and individuals for grants.
Sarah Stevenson announced a kickoff event for volunteers agreeing to read, mentor or advocate for youth in the Beatties Ford and West Boulevard corridors, the event to be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at Biddle Hall on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Yolanda Holmes announced that September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. Materials here. More info here.
Dimple Ajmera announced an “Empowering Entrepreneurship” event on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. focused on the MWSBE certification process and contract-bidding opportunities. Flier here.
Carla Cunningham announced a community roundtable with “The Mothers of the Movement” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. More info here.
Victor Mack announced an Institute for Child Success Early Childhood Research Symposium to be held at UNCC Charlotte Center City Building. Details here.
Victor Mack announced that UNCC will host Dr. Eddie Moore on Oct. 19-21. Details here. Flier here.
Ben Thalheimer announced that his District Court judge campaign would hold a fund-raiser on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dummit Fradin law firm, 321 W. 11th St. Free parking on site.
Nancy Stroud announced that the Raleigh-based Carolina Small Business Development Fund, previously known as The Support Center, and its board on which she serves was scheduled to be in Charlotte Tuesday and planned to make $12 million in loans during 2016, after $8 million in loans in 2015. “We want to give some of it to you all.” Details about the Fund here.
Sam Spencer announced the 21st Annual Adams Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Hat Action on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon at Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr. Details here.
Thelma Byers Bailey announced a call to action to oppose the sale by CMS of the Double Oaks School facility. Text here. Sept. 13 video here.
Thomas Moore announced thanks for community thoughts and prayers in support of Clinton College students in Rock Hill in the wake of the death or injury of Clinton students and others in a bus accident near Hamlet on Saturday. Details here.
Rashaan Peek sent in dates for MeckEd’s “Who will lead our schools” series of community conversations, and a link to an online survey.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement of a coalition of regional American Indian activists to oppose the construction of the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Projected path marked on this map. Info: Greeson by e-mail.
Maria Macon sent in an announcement of a Female Playwrights on Parade Awareness Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. Info here. Flier here.
De’Angelo Dia sent in an announcement of a roundtable discussion with candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot, on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal School, 750 E. 9th St. Flier here.
Tatiana Cleveland sent in an announcement of upcoming Reading Partners tutor orientation sessions.
Dena Diorio sent in her Sept. 19 Board Bulletin.
Valaida Fullwood sent in a save-the-date for the Gantt Center’s Jazzy Holiday Gala on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets $250.
Alma Adams sent in a newsletter with information on the Colonial Pipeline leak and disruption of gasoline supplies.
Brenda Robinson sent in a news release aimed at parents about her October Aviation Camp.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement of 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. Info here.
Sherri Moore sent in an announcement that West Mecklenburg High’s Business & Entrepreneur Academy and Hospitality & Tourism Academy are seeking vendors for a Nov. 1 career day event, and presenters for 1.5-hour workshops with students on designated Wednesdays about career opportunities. Signups begin here. Info: Sherri Moore by e-mail.