Help make Back to School Children’s Fair a success

Camino Center Back to School FairThe Camino Community Center invites the University City community to make the 14th annual Back to School Children’s Fair the best one yet, by attending, volunteering, donating school book bags and supplies, and helping sponsor the event.

The fair will take place 9 am-2 pm July 28 at the Camino Community Center, 201 Stetson Drive near the University City Blvd Transit Station.

The Camino Center describes the fair as a free, family-friendly event “focused on equipping families to live healthy, hopeful and productive lives.” (more…)

UC Connect Book Bag Drive needs YOU June 1-8

Here is a simple and very much appreciated way you can help our students get a great start on school in August! Donate a book bag filled with supplies (check our list) to the University City Connect Book Bag Drive, taking place June 1-8. Click for all the details!

The University City Connect Book Bag Drive seeks bags and school supplies for children attending eight elementary, middle and high schools that serve University City.

Taking part in the Book Bag Drive is as simple as 1-2-3-4. (more…)

Your support can help Vance High students soar!

Vance High School in the Governors Village has many talented students who could really fly with help from its community … Us.

University City Connect recently talked with school leaders about specific needs right now. Here are some of the biggest ones, plus the people to contact if your heart encourages you to act.

Thanks in advance for helping our students soar! (more…)

Thanks for your donations to Kids Coat Drive

Kids Coat DriveThanks to the generous giving of many people, nearly 200 students at eight University City schools are getting warm winter coats.

University City Connect, a nonprofit group that supports University City schools, organized the Kids Coat Drive, with the Tide Dry Cleaners at The Arbors and Chick-fil-A University Place providing collection sites and CMS Community Partnerships identifying needs in our schools.

The drive provided new and gently used coats to students at Vance High, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, (more…)

First Annual School Supply Delivers to Governor Village Schools

First Annual School Supply Delivers to Governor Village Schools

UNC Charlotte, Wells Fargo, and Innovation Park helped to make our First Annual School Supply Drive a success. School supplies were collected and delivered to the four Governor Village Schools.

Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, James Martin Middle School, John Morehead K-8 STEM School, and Vance High School all received a variety of supplies to help kick off the new school year. Classic Graphics also contributed to our effort tremendously by providing all of the collection boxes, printing out the advertisements, and also donated 15 boxes of paper.

Lauren Fowler, Principal at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary expressed her gratitude upon receiving all of the supplies, “Thank you, thank you, thank you so, so, so, so, so, much!!!!”

We are looking forward to many more successful school supply drives in the future.

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