Renaissance West Community Initiative

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
William "Mack" McDonald
Main Address

3610 Nobles Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

What We Do
Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI's) mission is to promote a collaborative community centered on quality housing, education, health and wellness, and opportunity. Our vision is to end intergenerational poverty through a holistic community revitalization effort. RWCI opened a Pre-K through 8th grade school, Renaissance West STEAM Academy, in 2017 and jointly governs the school with Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. The Howard Levine Child Development Center is the beginning of our cradle to career education pipeline and is a 5 star high quality facility that strives to have all children ready to enter kindergarten, while also having a holistic approach with their families. Through a plan guided by the residents needs and vision for their neighborhood, RWCI is a consistent support system in all areas of their lives.
Interesting Info
  • RWCI serves 1300 residents in the Renaissance and Little Rock neighborhoods with 87% who are single females under the age of 35 with children.
  • RWCI is mentioned in the Opportunity Task Force report as a place-based initiative that works and needs to be replicated in Charlotte.
  • RWCI jointly governs Renaissance West STEAM Academy (pre-K to 5th) and is opening the Howard Levine Child Development Center (ages 0 to 5).
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