Tech Rising, an initiative founded by AvidXchange, was created with the goal of helping to eliminate the digital divide and foster digital inclusion here in Charlotte. The initiative launched last summer and AvidXChange hosted their first Tech Rising Virtual Summit in partnership with SHARE Charlotte on February 25, 2021.
The Virtual Summit brought together local government officials, public school representatives, business leaders, nonprofits, and members of the community all of whom play a key part in bridging the digital divide in our community.
The Gresham Smith Community Impact Player is a business community leader who lends their time and treasure to help local nonprofits. This month's Community Impact Player is Patricke Ward. Patricke is a Senior Underwriter for Selective Insurance and helps support The Academy of Goal Achievers (TAOGA) which provides mentorship and college readiness programs for Black youth. Patricke not only gives his own time but has rallied his co-workers in supporting this organization with funding and volunteer support. Read the following interview with Courtnie Coble McIntosh, Executive Director of The Academy of Goal Achievers, to learn more about Patricke's work with TAOGA:
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Working in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Communities In Schools (CIS) engages with students and their families within their home school via full-time, trained Site Coordinators.
CIS is Charlotte’s largest non-profit that serves students who are overwhelmingly children of color. Last year alone, CIS served over 4,000 K-12 students through 53 schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg system.
Ask any college graduate or an associate with a new entry-level job how important experience is in landing their first big job. I’m confident that every single one will tell you that both experience and valuable connections are the most important things to have. When you’re new to an industry or embarking on the first stop along your career journey, the best way to know what you’re getting yourself into is by getting behind the driver’s seat and taking out that new potential role out for a test drive. What better test drive than an internship within the field you look to enter?
SHARE Charlotte's annual Shop for GOOD promotion encourages the community to shop for the tangible items local nonprofits need most to run their programs and businesses which can be found in SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop® - an online marketplace that consolidates hundreds of local nonprofits’ Amazon wish lists.
Diverse Mix of Business and Community Leaders Includes Three New Members
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (7/8/21) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 500+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today announced its 2021 Board of Directors that includes five returning members and three new additions including:
On June 15, 2021, we hosted our fourth Annual Nonprofit Summit and spent the day with 150+ local nonprofit partners and community leaders!
The day's programming was aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector and providing meaningful connections as we came together to learn how to navigate new challenges and learn from experts, and each other, on how best to move forward. We explored the impact that the pandemic had on the nonprofit sector, highlighted how many nonprofits chose to adapt to the new environment, and closed with actionable steps on how to move forward. Every segment featured honest dialogue that broke down stigma and encouraged honest conversation.
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!