Thanks for your donations to Kids Coat Drive

Thanks for your donations to Kids Coat Drive

Thanks to the generous giving of many people, nearly 200 students at eight University City schools are getting warm winter coats. University City Connect, a nonprofit group that supports University City schools, organized the Kids Coat Drive, with the Tide Dry Cleaners at The Arbors and Chick-fil-A University Place providing collection sites and CMS Community Partnerships identifying needs in our schools. The drive provided new and gently used coats to students at Vance High, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, Morehead STEM Academy, University Meadows Elementary, Newell Elementary, Hidden Valley Elementary, James Martin Middle and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle schools.   About University City Connect University City Connect engages businesses and organizations in University City, Charlotte, creating strategic partnership and volunteer opportunities that support student success – from kindergarten to career. Focused on University City Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS), University City Connect works closely with principals to identify school and student needs. University City Connect Community Corporate Council, in partnership with the CMS Strategic Partnerships Office, promotes and coordinates needs and opportunities to align community resources. Learn how you can get involved at Universitycityconnect.org and...
TIAA hosts career event for Girl Scouts

TIAA hosts career event for Girl Scouts

Dozens of middle- and high-school Girl Scouts visited TIAA’s University Research Park campus on July 11 to learn about career opportunities and the work of several community organizations, including University City Partners. The program included presentations by female leaders from within TIAA regarding various functions of TIAA such as human resources, legal, accounting, sales, marketing, internal audit and corporate social responsibility. Representatives of 10 community organizations, including Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners, joined the TIAA-Girl Scouts program for lunch and shared their organizations’ objectives and impact in our community. For instance, University City Partners provides support for University City Connect, an effort by area businesses to support the four public schools that comprise the Governors Village in University Research Park. TIAA is also a member of University City Connect and invested hundreds of volunteer hours in Governors Village schools in the 2015-16 school year. One program on personal finance, Vault – Understanding Money, involved TIAA volunteers visiting fourth- and sixth-grade classrooms at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School and James Martin Middle School to reinforce classroom lessons on topics ranging from Responsible Money Choices to Income and Careers. In April, TIAA was among 35 institutions nationwide honored at the second annual Innovation in Financial Education Awards, presented by NASDAQ and Everfi. The award recognizes TIAA’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans through unique digital learning...
Partner Spotlight: Classic Graphics

Partner Spotlight: Classic Graphics

Classic Graphics is a full-service graphic communications company headquartered in Innovation Park. The company has given generously of its time and resources to Governors Village. Among its numerous donations have been 2,000 mini notebooks and binders to Vance High School. Read the full post at University City Connect....
Partner Spotlight: Elevation University City

Partner Spotlight: Elevation University City

Elevation University City has been very active in the four Governors Village schools for a few years, but this year the congregation is increasing its involvement and impact significantly. Members of the congregation have evaluated each school’s needs and created strategic programs to deliver time, talent and financial resources to our schools. Read the full post at University City Connect....
Aon Hewitt and Vance National Honor Society team up

Aon Hewitt and Vance National Honor Society team up

Just before Christmas break, the National Honor Society at Vance High School received Christmas a week early. On Dec. 14, the members of Vance High School’s Honor Society created a presentation to share with the leadership team at Aon Hewitt to request help in funding the cost of the National Honor Society pins, which many students could not afford on their own. Read the full post at University City...
You can help our Governors Village students

You can help our Governors Village students

The four Governors Village schools in University Research park have many ways that businesses, religious organizations, community groups and individuals – like you! – can make a difference in our students’ learning. The opportunities to help range from sponsoring Vance High Marching Band uniforms to donating an hour a week as a reading buddy. Read the full post at University City...