Today's #SpotlightOnCLT brings us to the great outdoors at UNC Botanical Gardens. Its mission is to inspire a love for nature and plants through programming, classes, and displays. The gardens are free and open to the public, but also offer low-cost classes and tours for children and adults. In 2018, the Gardens had two Titan Arums bloom in the greenhouse, a rare sight in the world's botanical gardens. We spoke with Christen Hoover to learn more about the gardens, and their impact on the community.
Congratulations to the 2022 Grant Winners of the Tech Idea Incubator Fund!
Tech Rising, an initiative led by the AvidXchange Foundation in partnership with 30+ local corporations, strives to bridge the digital divide in Charlotte through strategic engagement with the Center for Digital Equity, as well as other local government, academic and nonprofit partnerships.
Explore Charlotte's Great Outdoors with SHARE Charlotte and Our Local Nonprofits!
#SpotlightOnCLT is SHARE Charlotte's monthly content series that highlights a different cause or issue. This series allows us to explore the crucial work being done in a particular arena by our local nonprofit partners. For the month of June, we are going to put a spotlight on the "Great Outdoors". As the summer temperatures rise and we yearn to emerge from our home and work spaces, let's #GetOutside!
Our bright light today shines on ACEing for Autism. Highlighting #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness, our conversation brings us to Nils Weldy, Executive Director of ACEing Autism. We learned so much about this program and its impact on the Charlotte Community.
Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about Let's Talk About it, The Autism Center. We spoke with Executive Director, La Becky Roe, about how this program makes such a big impact here in Charlotte. This program was established to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their caregivers to maximize their opportunities and life experiences. They offer IEP support, advocacy, behavioral interventions, sensory management support, and corporate training to promote the inclusion of people with ASD in their organizations.
Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about the Changing Lives Together Foundadtion. We spoke with Executive Director Mike Dascal about the impact this nonprofit is having on the Charlotte Community.
Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about RyzAb0ve Fitness. We spoke with Executive Director Ryan Bost to learn more about this fitness company, and how they encourage fun and inclusivity all over Charlotte. Most recently, RyzAb0ve exercised with Lexi from Belmont Abbey's Lacrosse Team, is planning a huge Crossfit event, and hung out at D9Brewing for a pounding exercise class! To see more, follow their Instagram page, @ryzab0ve.fitness!
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!!