Stacie Goffin

Event features Stacie Goffin, advocate of early childhood education

Stacie Goffin, a nationally renowned author and veteran advocate for the early childhood education field, will be the keynote speaker at an April 20 event in Asheville. Press release: Stacie Goffin, nationally renowned author and veteran advocate for the early childhood education field. What: NEXT: Emerging Leaders Institute, Smart Start of Buncombe County When: Wednesday, […]

SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS: The area’s affordable housing crisis has many residents looking for answers. Just outside Asheville, essayist Andrea Golden, right, sits on the front porch of her home in the Dulce Lomita Mobile Home Cooperative in Emma with family members including son Hyadi Abel Gonzalez, partner Abel Gonzalez and daughter Yaretzi Cruz Golden. They partnered with neighbors in the co-op to buy the land for the park, which also includes a community garden.

Homework: Solving Asheville’­s affordable housing crisis

It’s no secret: The shortage of affordable housing in the Asheville area is one of our community’s biggest problems. Contributing factors include a growing population, the high demand for both apartments and houses, the particular challenges of building in the mountains and the low wages paid by many local employers. Earlier this summer, Xpress decided […]

Want to host an international student? Learn more at Sunday info session

If you and your family are interesting in hosting a foreign student this summer in Asheville, consider checking out an information session this Sunday, May 17 (complete with free ice cream). Here’s a news release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]

MAKING INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS: Jack Igelman, Elizabeth Pendleton and their sons, Hank and Jonah, of Asheville hosted Mario Hernandez Pico, a student from Spain, last summer as part of Xplore USA’s Summer Camp. An info session for this year's program happens Sunday.

Want to host a summer exchange student? Info session happens Sunday

Want to host a summer international exchange student? An Asheville information session this Sunday afternoon, April 26, about Xplore USA will walk you through the details. Plus, there’s free ice cream. Here’s a press release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]