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Math Tutoring with Heart

By Eren Simpson   A Charlotte nonprofit is helping to bolster area math scores 30 minutes at a time, with a whole lot of heart and help from volunteer tutors. Heart Math Tutoring was built from a partnership between Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Communities in Schools, after identifying a need for willing volunteers to help struggling students after rigorous testing standards were introduced in 2013.…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…

Too Much of a Good Thing… Children, Technology and Wellness  

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By Shavonda Bean There’s no escaping the age of technology, the ease it offers our lives and the access it provides to the world around us. With advancements in technology, we now have new approaches to health care and treatment, new modalities for learning and skill development, and tech has drastically changed the economic capacity of many industries.…

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By: Shawn D. Allison, II   Happy Thursday everyone! The sun is out and it is time to shine all the way through! There’s lots to do this weekend to close the month of June and starting July off with a bang!…

Meet the Mayor: Vi Lyles

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By Angela Lindsay She did it. Last November, Vi Lyles became Charlotte’s first African-American female mayor after a hotly contested race—one which ended with a much more definitive defeat of her Republican opponent, Kenny Smith, than many residents and experts predicted.…

The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Peace family. We made it to another weekend and boy is it Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. jam-packed! There’s a lot of festivals happening in our town and once you read what I have scribbled down, you’ll be thinking about heading to the nearest laboratory to clone yourselves to experience them all at once!…
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