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Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help

03 Feb 2016 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help By: Gi Hallmark, Charlotte Agenda, gi@charlotteagenda.com 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 […]

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Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count

27 Jan 2016 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

View Original Article Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count this week By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, msprice@charlottobserver.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 […]

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A Child’s Place Accepts ACC-United Way Reading & Attendance Challenge!

16 Oct 2015 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce that A Child’s Place is participating in United Way of Central Carolina’s new Charitable Partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and their Championship Football game that will be held in Charlotte each December through 2019.  Specifically, we are participating in the ACC-United Way Reading and Attendance Challenge, which was announced […]

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A Child’s Place: Erasing Child Homelessness through Advocacy and Education

28 Sep 2015 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

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.

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A Burger Fit for a Hornet: New Cowfish burger getting lots of “buzz”

14 Jan 2015 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories, Uncategorized

With the help of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the NBA Charlotte Hornets’ small forward, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in SouthPark has developed a new offering. Kidd-Gilchrist, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday and is a regular at the restaurant, worked with The Cowfish Executive Chef David Lucarelli and Master Sushi Chef Rifali Almunir to develop Motor Keeps Going (MKG), […]

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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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HYGIENE PRODUCTS: Lotion, Chapstick and Deodorant

05 Oct 2011 by advocate in category Uncategorized

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 […]

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Needs for middle school clients

05 Oct 2011 by advocate in category Uncategorized

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 – […]

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UNIFORMS: Visit our registries at Walmart & Target

11 Jun 2011 by advocate in category Uncategorized

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 […]

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