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  • A Night of 4,000 Dreams – Thank you!

    21 Mar 2018

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday May 19, 2018 for A Night of 4,000 Dreams where we celebrated the work of A Child’s Place, the families we serve, and our generous community of loyal supporters. Due to your generosity, we were able to raise over $250,000 to support the mission of A Child’s Place. […]

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  • Why I Volunteer for A Child’s Place, and You Should Too!

    27 Apr 2016

    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, […]

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

    03 Feb 2016

    Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help By: Gi Hallmark, Charlotte Agenda, 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

    View Original Article Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count this week By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, 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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  • Wreck causes Charlotte mom’s life to unravel as finances take hit

    07 Dec 2015

    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 […]

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

    28 Sep 2015

    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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  • School absenteeism should worry us all

    17 Aug 2015

    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.

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  • Program aims to end absenteeism among Charlotte’s homeless students

    22 Jul 2015

    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.

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  • More NC children are living in poverty than in 2008

    21 Jul 2015

    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.

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  • A Child’s Place tackles homeless student absenteeism

    21 Jun 2015

    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.

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