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Recent News & Information
Six Things to Know About GivingTuesday What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity. Now in its twelfth year, GivingTuesday is recognized as an opportunity for people and communities to come together in the spirit of generosity. The first...
Decades of research have shown that pre-kindergarten makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the...
Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has teamed up with community partners to launch MeckBetterTogether. This initiative was created to maximize the efforts of child and family caring agencies to support families and focus on the safety and...
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese? Being overweight or obese can put kids at risk later in life for diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It’s not too late for the child in your life, though! We want to give you the information you need to help keep your family healthy. Here are a few ideas for the entire family getting started on the road to better health.
For the first time ever, Smart Start is excited to announce that it has awarded five local projects a total of $118,904 in one time funding to develop innovative projects that will help us come closer to our vision that every child in our county enters kindergarten...
Join us for a virtual meeting with special guests and community partners. MECK Pre-K invites you to our 1st annual “Partnering with MECK Pre-K” Virtual Meeting with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio. We will provide an overview of MECK Pre-K, its benefits and how...
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601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202