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  • Celebrate the Holidays with A Child’s Place

    17 Oct 2017

      Celebrate the Holidays and Help A Child’s Place Students and Families   1. Holiday Central Volunteer We’re in need of additional Holiday Central volunteers! To ensure our students receive all of their gift items, we need your help! Our staff will need assistance with tasks such as accepting sponsor donations, sorting gift packages, organizing materials to […]

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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, 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

    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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  • 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 Accepts ACC-United Way Reading & Attendance Challenge!

    16 Oct 2015

    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

    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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  • The Cowfish Donates $5,000 to A Child’s Place

    05 Aug 2015

    The donation was a portion of the proceeds from sales of the MKG Burger, a menu item named in NBA player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s honor and developed specifically to benefit one of his favorite charities.

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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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