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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.…

Building Multigenerational Wealth: New York Life’s $50 Billion Promise

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While most cultures use life insurance as a death benefit tool for generating multigenerational wealth, African Americans have generally viewed it as simply a means of covering burial expenses.[1] “It is time to help close the wealth gap by making African-American families aware of the ability to create financial stability, economic opportunity and multigenerational wealth, with life insurance as the foundation,” said Eugene Mitchell, corporate vice president of New York Life Insurance Company’s African- American market.…

Why Watching Your Blood Pressure Matters

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke if untreated. Many people may not even realize that they have high blood pressure, which is why the American Heart Association refers to the condition as “a silent killer.” The association recommends that people, particularly as they age, have their blood pressure checked by a health care professional.…