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A Child’s Place names new leader

12 Jun 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Mark Price 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 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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A Child’s Place Opens Holiday Central Dec. 9-13 and 16-19

12 Dec 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

Holiday Central involves hundreds of volunteers and staff members from A Child’s Place who come together to transform an empty building into a festive space filled with lots of cheer, new gifts and other items! Members of the Charlotte community sponsor client families from A Child’s Place for the holidays and drop the items off at Holiday Central.

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What is #GivingTuesday?

27 Nov 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

#GivingTuesday is a grassroots campaign that emerged last year to promote a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  #GivingTuesday comes after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The idea is to encourage charitable giving – especially online gifts of $5, $10, $25 or […]

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Local Nonprofits Join Forces for #GivingTuesCLT

22 Nov 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 — On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 11 nonprofit organizations in Charlotte will be a part of a historic call to action to help put Giving Tuesday on the community calendar. The groups will celebrate a day dedicated to giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more […]

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Housing Opportunity Foundation awards $15,000 to area nonprofits

14 Oct 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

The Housing Opportunity Foundation awarded eight area nonprofit agencies a total of $15,000 through the annual Realtor®-directed Community Grants Program. The foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, and is dedicated to making a difference in the community by creating housing opportunities, promoting homeownership, and positioning and educating Realtors® as leaders.

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Thanksgiving Sponsorships Needed for Clients

02 Oct 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather around the table, feast on a hearty meal and share childhood stories. Afterwards, they wrap up the leftovers and store everything in the refrigerator. Most families are nibbling on turkey-inspired sandwiches, casseroles and soups for days. For the client homeless families of A Child’s Place, there is no money to purchase a Thanksgiving meal. There is no way to store or refrigerate food. The families may feel there is no reason to give thanks. That is why Thanksgiving sponsorship is so important.

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A Volunteer for Every Client Child

04 Sep 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

It’s that time again – the start of a new school year. Thanks to the community’s generosity, the client children of A Child’s Place are ready. They are clothed with new school uniforms. They are nourished with snacks. They are able to complete assignments with school supplies. They are healthy and clean using appropriate personal hygiene items. All these basic necessities were donated to A Child’s Place so our client children could start school with all the advantages needed to succeed academically, physically and mentally. Now, A Child’s Place has one more favor to ask.

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Support of public helps Charlotte non-profit improve lives of homeless children

15 Jul 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE — Thanks to public support, a Charlotte agency is making significant strides in helping homeless children in Mecklenburg County. Numbers just released by ‘A Child’s Place’ show their programs reached more than half of the 4,700 homeless students enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools last year. “They love the program here and they want to be […]

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A Child’s Place serves 2,656 homeless children in 2012-13

11 Jul 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

July 11, 2013, Charlotte, NC – The 2012-2013 school year saw a 16 percent increase in the number of Mecklenburg County homeless children who received social work assistance from A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc.  While the agency provided social work support to 2,228 homeless children in 2011-2012, that number grew to 2,656 for the […]

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