The fundraiser for Heart of Horse Sense takes place June 9 at Horse Sense of the Carolinas’ Marshall farm.
“Bobby’s story highlights the spectrum of housing experiences that many families travel — homelessness, doubling up and public housing. This instability impacts families’ health, the ability to secure work and children’s academic success.”
“Now is the time to let your representatives know that you believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare. When everyone can see a doctor or get preventative care, we have a stronger economy, healthier communities and stable families.”
A new federal regulation requiring employers to pay workers earning less than $47,476 per year time and a half for overtime could have an outsize impact on the nonprofit sector. Traditionally, many nonprofits have relied on folks who were more interested in following their passion than in earning top dollar or keeping track of hours.
“As a volunteer tutor working with these children, you are planting a seed,” says Linda Kane, a longtime volunteer and supporter of local nonprofit Children First/Communities In Schools. “Hopefully, this seed will grow into a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.”
“Our student support specialists give support so teachers can focus on teaching, and students can focus on schoolwork. We need to give our students every opportunity possible to reach their full potential.”
“Research shows that having a consistent, caring adult in the lives of vulnerable children is key to improving absenteeism, academics and behaviors.”
“Last year, the organization served over 2,800 children, or 6 percent of all children living in Buncombe County.”
Local nonprofit Children First/CIS created a video highlighting changes to the child care subsidy program, and how it has affected one working mother, Kim Akbar, who spoke at the YWCA as part of Just Economics VOICES for Economic Justice.
Now in its seventeenth year, Project POWER/AmeriCorps has served approximately 16,000 local at-risk youth, helping bridge the gap and increase the graduation rate with one-on-one assistance, participation in service learning projects and developmental training in conflict resolutions skills.
There may not be any presidential candidates on the ballot, but Western North Carolina voters this year will have a chance to weigh in on a lengthy list of local and state races that could help shape the region’s course for years to come. To help readers understand the candidates and their views, Xpress is […]
Guest columnist Jodi Ford looks at how safe, affordable housing is a challenge to find for families in Asheville – and how foundational a place to call home is for family success. This article is featured as part of a partnership between the Xpress and Children First/ Communities In Schools of Buncombe County.
In the second part of her series, Jodi Ford looks into how cuts to food benefits have resulted in new struggles for area families. This article is featured as part of a partnership between the Xpress and Children First/ Communities In Schools of Buncombe County.
Jodi Ford looks into how cuts to food benefits have resulted in new struggles for area families. This article is featured as part of a partnership between the Xpress and Children First/ Communities In Schools of Buncombe County.
A partnership of local nonprofits has teamed up to create the Western North Carolina Vote Tracker.
They had to keep rolling out chairs Tuesday night for what was billed as a “Conversation about Public Education in North Carolina,” held at the Asheville City Schools board room on Mountain Street. A larger-than-anticipated audience of 60 people — educators, elected officials, parents, advocates — came to talk about the status of public education, and to offer some opinions. And in a nutshell, the program message was that the status of public education in the state — which has been quantifiably climbing for years — is about to take a drastic plunge. (photos by Max Cooper)
Jetta Redmond and Crystal Davis, Children First/CIS Parent Involvement Coordinators from Pisgah View and Deaverview Learning Centers, make a difference in the lives of local kids. Photos and story by Jodi Ford.
I’d like to call your attention to another Big Idea in the works for 2012, The Success Equation: a movement to reduce the incidence and impact of child poverty and create a community where all children thrive [”Big Ideas for 2012,” Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, Xpress]. Scientific research on toxic stress and brain development, […]
The future of Asheville’s success will depend largely on how well we can expand opportunity to all children and families and nurture their success. To realize such a vision, our city leadership will need to focus attention on low-income and working families. Too many families are experiencing poverty in Asheville — dramatically increasing their risk […]
Children First of Buncombe County will become the latest to host an event protesting state education budget cuts that would eliminate teachers and support personnel jobs statewide.