Vance High student Jordin Wright celebrates receiving a $4,000 Race2Educate 5K Community Walk/Run Scholarship at the April 6 event.
April 6 was a great day for University City schools and scholars, thanks to the Race2Educate 5K and its many sponsors.
Nearly 900 adults and youth competed for pride and awards, but the day’s biggest winners were the nine Vance High students who received Race2Educate community scholarships totaling $40,000.
“It was inspiring to see our community show up in force to support our schools, the students, administrators and families,” said Rob Rogers, who birthed the annual event as a way to draw business and community support for University City public schools.
A total of 34 students have now received scholarships since Race2Educate began in 2013. (more…)
We can’t help but love the upcoming Race2Educate 5K on April 6 because it raises thousands of dollars each year for scholarships and support of University City public schools!
The event’s organizers need many sponsors, runners and volunteers to make this the best year yet. Won’t you help?
The sixth annual Race2Educate 5K will provide scholarships and critical resources to help students at University City area schools. Funds are used for strategic initiatives that encourage more favorable conditions for students to learn and be successful.
Vance High students at National Museum of African-American History and culture
UCity corporate citizen TIAA turned 100 this year, and the financial company’s University Research Park center – already a strong supporter of CMS students – chose to celebrate by giving even more than usual to our schools.
Among the projects: sponsoring Vance High student trips to Washington and Charlotte’s Museum of the New South; and helping renovate a new media room and equip creative space in the new Governors’ Village STEM Academy.
TIAA is a founding corporate member of University City Connect, providing thousands of volunteer hours and strong financial support each year to numerous activities to Governors’ Village schools – Vance High, James Martin Middle and newly created Governors’ Village STEM Academy – as well as Martin Luther King Middle, Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology, University Meadows Elementary and Newell Elementary. (more…)
On a recent Saturday, a dozen middle-schoolers came to the AT&T store near IKEA for an informal class on city planning, technology and math.
The draw for the kids and several parents? Learning from pros about rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Vision Builder Adventures, a UCity-based non-profit, organized the event.
A University City resident, Johnny White, launched Vision Builder Adventures several years ago to motivate young students.
Today, Vision Builder Adventures offers entertaining and challenging programs to help students develop confidence in their budding math and science skills. (more…)
Dozens of Vance High students recently traded Saturday freedom for an extra class at school. Their incentive: free reconditioned laptop computers and the training to make good use of their new learning tools.
University City Partners and E2D Inc. hosted the Vance Family Connect digital literacy academy.
E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) works with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and area businesses and groups to bring digital education and solutions to all students and families in Charlotte. (more…)
Khamiah Alderman’s GPA alone will turn heads, but that is just the beginning of her achievements.
When you hear her list of interests and activities, it is easy to understand why this Vance High scholar was honored on Oct. 11 as the 2018 Outstanding Teen by NCWorks, a group devoted to promoting workforce innovation and opportunity.
Khamiah, a participant in the MeckEd Career Pathways Program at Vance, was nominated for the 2018 Governor’s NCWorks Award for Distinction by her MeckEd career pathway advisor, Torrie Burgess. (more…)