As a recent transplant to Charlotte from Charlottesville, VA I hoped to find a way to become more actively involved in my new community. Wanting to volunteer, I discovered that the mission and efforts of A Child’s Place aligned with my interests in working with children and families. A Child’s Place supports families experiencing homelessness, […]
Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help By: Gi Hallmark, Charlotte Agenda, firstname.lastname@example.org According to a report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, in 2014, only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders were reading at grade level. Reading at grade level by the end of third grade […]
View Original Article Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count this week By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, email@example.com Mecklenburg County’s annual count of homeless people kicks off late Wednesday, and organizers are predicting the number of homeless families will increase for the second year in a row. It’s a belief based in part on reports […]
Single mom Tanesha Garner is an example of what happens when a family living paycheck-to-paycheck runs into something they were praying would never happen. In her case, it was lost transportation that started the dominoes falling. Faulty brakes resulted in her car being totaled in a wreck. Without a car, she lost her job […]
A Child’s Place Program Manager Kelly Cates knew early on that she wanted to make the world and her community a better place. Since 1989, this Charlotte nonprofit has worked to “erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.” During the 2014-2015 school year, A Child’s Place helped 2,075 homeless kids.Working with children from kindergarten to 8th grade living in unstable housing, such as cars, campsites, homeless shelters, pay-by-the-week motels/hotels, or living doubled-up with friends and family, A Child’s Place helps remove the disadvantages and barriers to educational and personal success. As most homeless families are working poor, a variety of programs are in place to ensure both the child and their family are supported for maximum success.
Have you ever had a school-anxiety dream? Such dreams might involve walking into a classroom and facing an exam that you didn’t know about, or perhaps you missed the exam entirely. Maybe you’re racing down the hall and can’t find the correct classroom, or your locker.
On July 20, members of the Boys & Girls Club living in the Salvation Army Center of Hope play amongst themselves in a classroom, switching between board games and card games.
The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.
United Way’s recently publicized goal to lower absenteeism rates among homeless students has gained momentum with news that A Child’s Place is responding with a middle-school initiative to tackle the issue.
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 […]
By WCNC www.WCNC.com Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 NBC Charlotte – WCNC’s “Stuff for […]
By Gretchen, Uber Charlotte Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 It’s that time of year again. We […]
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Children enjoy being outside playing and running around in the sunshine. The need for deodorant, chapstick and lotion has become necessary for the happiness and comfort of our client children. ACPs’ resource room is running extremely low on deodorant, chapstick and lotion while the need is continuing to rise, especially for our Middle School client children. To […]
ACP client children are in need of school supplies year-round. This includes backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons and more. Right now, we specifically need some items for our middle school students: – Earbuds or Headphones – Flash drives – 3 and 5 subject notebooks – 2-inch binders (blue, red, white with clear pocket cover) – 3-inch binders – […]
This is the time of year when our client children are returning to school soon and are in desperate need of public school uniforms in all sizes and colors. Here are just a few of the uniform items and sizes we need: Khaki Pants sizes 4T-Adult Baby Blue button down shirts sizes 5-Adult Yellow, Green and Black button […]