Connect with Culture Days

Explore diverse arts, science and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg for FREE. Join ASC and Connect with Culture Days, when you, your family, friends and neighbors will have free access to arts, science, history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Now in our fifth year, we’re giving everyone more days of experiences and opportunities to engage with the cultural community in fun and creative...

Family Storytime

Bring your whole family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.

Group seeks our help stocking Governors Village ‘toolbox’

How can University City help 4,600 students excel? Nearly 100 business owners and residents invite you to help provide the answer. Their goal: Transform learning at the Governors Village of schools in URP. Their next step, on March 21: Pledge time, money and other resources to begin the transformation – and have your business make a pledge, too. A similar effort turned around Olympic High, says Governors Village advocate and business owner Rob Rogers, “and they don’t have anything like the resources we’ve got in University City.”   School volunteer saw needs requiring bold action Rogers owns the Chick-fil-A franchise at University Place and has volunteered at local schools for many years. Each summer he sponsors a one-week day camp called Winshape for 400 kids. Through his school involvement, Rogers says he began to understand the special challenges facing teachers and administrators at Governors Village schools: Vance High, Martin Middle and Nathaniel Alexander and Morehead elementaries. Many students come from single-parent households, he said. Many families live below the poverty line. Many children struggle to learn. Rogers praised Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for equipping the schools with strong principals but says that the schools need major additional resources from our community to accelerate student learning.   Catalyst for change That led him to organize a meeting on Jan. 31 for local business owners and others interested in helping. “I wanted to be a catalyst to ignite and coordinate our energies to help the very core of our community, which is Governors Village,” Rogers said. “There are 4,600 kids there, plus their families, who can be huge contributors to our community if...