Community Corps and Grier Heights residents celebrate opening of computer lab

In July, we told you about the work that our Sustain Charlotte Community Corps volunteers have done to help the Grier Heights neighborhood open its first computer lab. Read more about the effort here. This incredible partnership between our volunteers, the Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization, Crossroads Corporation, and Skanska led to a community celebration on Labor Day as we helped the neighborhood cut the ribbon on the new lab!

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Envisioning, installing, and opening the computer lab was truly a partnership!

This is a neighborhood that knows how to celebrate its history and build community excitement for a bright future! Thousands of neighborhood residents and guests gathered at the Labor Day event to celebrate the vibrancy of Grier Heights.

Gloria Green, Director of the Grier Heights Community Center, spoke about the importance of technology and how the computer lab will provide ongoing educational and career opportunities for residents. Event attendees then had an opportunity to tour the lab and learn about upcoming computer-based classes.

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Gloria Green, Director of the Grier Heights Community Center, explains how the computer lab will benefit residents.

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A plaque commemorates the partnership that made the computer lab possible!

The SCCC leadership team meets monthly. We’ve accomplished and learned a lot in our first year! We look forward to a strong 2017 as we refine our goals and strategies, identify new neighborhood partnership opportunities, and engage interested volunteers beyond the leadership team.

Next week, we’ll be sharing a guest blog post by Amanda Zullo, Founder of Pop Up Produce and member of the SCCC leadership team, about a partnership that is bringing opportunities for healthy food to Grier Heights and other Charlotte neighborhoods.

The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Duke Energy Foundation, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation.

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