Yearly Archives: 2014

3 Ways to Give to ACP This Holiday Season

02 Dec 2014 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories, Uncategorized

This holiday season gives us a sense of community and it’s no different for us here in Charlotte.  Thank you for thinking of our students as you consider giving this holiday season.  A Child’s Place received great support for our Family Holiday Sponsorship program, Holiday Central volunteers and donations drives this fall. Our children and their families have great […]

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2014 Winter Wear Drive

01 Oct 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

The arrival of fall means that winter is right around the corner and the children of A Child’s Place will soon need coats to keep them warm. To prepare them for the changing weather, we are asking for donations of winter coats, cardigans, jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies ranging from children’s size 6 to adult extra […]

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A Child’s Place names new leader

12 Jun 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Mark Price msprice@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

A Girl Scouts executive from Kentucky has been named the executive director of A Child’s Place, a Charlotte nonprofit that works to lessen the effects of homelessness on children struggling in school.

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Susan Hansell named Executive Director of A Child’s Place

12 Jun 2014 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

Susan B. Hansell returns to North Carolina after leading an organizational turn-around for the Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council, a nonprofit serving 67 eastern Kentucky counties, over 13,000 girls and 3,000 volunteers. “Becoming the next leader of A Child’s Place provides a wonderful opportunity for me to refocus my skills and passion on some of our public school system’s most vulnerable children. I know the services we provide through A Child’s Place’s teams of dedicated professionals enable our children to discover their purpose and passion for learning during a time of chaos in their lives.”

Susan’s 30 years of work experience include creating and/or leading county-wide, regional, and state-wide organizations in the Research Triangle area. Before joining the Girl Scouts in 2010, Susan was the President of Communities in Schools of Wake County. She received her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a law degree from NC Central University.

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A Child’s Place exec resigning from agency

17 Mar 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Mark Price msprice@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 After more than seven years at the helm of A Child’s Place, Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth announced Friday that she will step down in May. Suddreth said she will return to working as a consultant, to allow for more flexibility in her family life. A Child’s […]

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A new basic need: Closing digital divide

17 Mar 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Taylor Batten Editorial Page Editor Posted: Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014   Concerned about the city’s poorest children, Charlotte leaders gathered last week to talk about how to provide them … broadband? You’d think advocates would see more pressing needs: shelter, food, clothing. While those are obvious essentials, WiFi, it turns out, is much more […]

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Fixing the Wi-Fi desert in Charlotte for students

16 Jan 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most of us take for granted that we have computers and internet access at home. But that’s not the case for a lot of local students. It is the last few minutes before the last bell and the students at Ashley Park PreK – 8 are going old school. The 4th and […]

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