Friday, August 19, 2011

Going Back to School, Giving Back to Schools

The signs are unmistakable – the new academic year is fast approaching. The University’s annual Convocation Aug. 16 was followed by today’s announcement of a partnership that will afford students, faculty and staff many opportunities to give back to the community this year.

TIAA-CREF and UNC Charlotte have jointly adopted Governor’s Village, comprised of schools including John M. Morehead STEM Academy, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, Morehead Elementary School, James Martin Middle School and Zebulon B. Vance High School, all named for former North Carolina governors.

Governors Village schools educate more than 4,700 students and employ 500 faculty.
The University and TIAA-CREF have pledged to provide educational support to Governor’s Village schools in the form of financial education, cultural experiences and mentoring programs for students, parents and faculty.
The partnership builds on an initiative that began last year, when UNC Charlotte adopted James Martin Middle School.

Here’s a clip from today’s announcement:

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