Celebrating Social Media Day 2015

Social Media is a powerful platform that has changed the way  we all communicate.  It has offered new and more efficient ways for businesses, communitees and organizations to interact and get things done.   

To celebrate Social Media Day, June 30th, we are hosting our annual  Giveaway!!   
We are giving away a “Tweet Speak” Tee to 5 lucky winners

It is easy to enter,  just sign in the Rafflecopter Contest below!  

Entrants must  add a comment to this  blog post

Entrants can gain extra points:
-by tweeting about the contest
– following via Twitter.

If you have questions feel free to use the Voice Mail  app (left side of the page)
here on the site to contact us.

Winners will be  chosen at random and announced on Friday July 10th here on the East Charlotte Tweets Blog.  Winners will be notified via email and must reply by midnight on July12th.

Entrants must be  at least 18 years old  and able to receive  shipment to an address within a local Charlotte, NC  zipcode.

Your Destiny Learning Center is Supporting Academic Success in East Charlotte

The recent school report cards  released  by CMS  has many parents  concerned about  how well their children are doing in local schools compared to students across our nation.   The scores have not been satisfactory for quite some time.

Below are some of the reported  EOG passing scores/stats from  local Elementary schools

As you can see there is MUCH work to be done!!  The staff at Your Destiny Academic Academy have developed a program that leads to academic success for  East Charlotte students.  The staff report that 98% of the students enrolled at Your Destiny Academic Academy are on the A/B honor roll.   This is certainly a stark contrast to the CMS reported EOG scores.  
Parents of local East Charlotte CMS schools can find out more about this program at the Your Destiny Academic Academy Webpage.  They offer a variety of academic support eviroments including an  before and afterschool programs, summer camp and tutoring.  

America Recycles Day 2014 – Queen City Paper Shred Event

On Saturday November 15th citizens across our great nation will participate in America Recycles Day.  Here in Charlotte, as part of the Wipe Out Waste Campaign our County Solid Waste Services will host a one day paper shredding event at multiple recycling facilities.   

East Charlotte residents can safely dispose of old documents at the Hickory Grove Recycling Center located at 8007 Pence Rd between the hours of 8am and 12 noon.

For more information about this event please visit the Wipe Out Waste website.
Here is a list of the other Queen City  recycle centers  participating  the event:

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center — 12300 N. Statesville Road

West Mecklenburg Recycling Center – 8440 Byrum Drive

Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste – 17131 Lancaster Highway

Public Hearing For Boundary Request for Oakhurst

This meeting is scheduled to take place 
at Garinger High School at 6pm.
For more information please visit the CMS website  

East Charlotte Friends & Neighbors Rally to Assist Local Veteran In Saving Her Home

East Charlotte neighbors are working together to support local Veteran Vickie Fewell in saving her Shannon Park home.   This long time East Charlotte activist has been given notice that her home will be sold at auction Nov. 3.  Friends, neighbors and supporter are asked to lend any support they can to help Ms Fewell to help keep this tragedy  from happening. 
A  GOFUNDME.com site has been set up to receive  donations to assist Ms Fewell.   Neighbors and friends have also scheduled a rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m.  5014 Grafton Drive, off The Plaza.
Please consider lending help to this long time champion of East Charlotte!!

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Hiring in East Charlotte

Walmart is building  a new Neighborhood Market at  the corner of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Albermarle Road.  They have began the hiring process for 95 available positions at this location.  Those interested in applying for available positions can  initiate an application at the careers.walmart.com page and designate store #4148.  

Walmart Neighborhood Market, Charlotte NC


Charlotte Neighborhood Leadership Awards

Neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders collaborate with City staff to accomplish great things throughout our community. While volunteering can be a thankless job at times, the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards provides you with the opportunity to show your appreciation for the work that neighborhoods do to make our city a great place to live, work and play.
 
Several City departments have crafted special awards to celebrate accomplishments and inspire additional efforts.  The 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards categories, and the names of the City departments that will sponsor each award category, are below.
 
·   Community Safety Ambassador 
(Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department)
·   Moving Forward 
(Charlotte Department of Transportation)
 
·   Good Neighbors 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Code Enforcement division)
·   Sustainability Pioneer 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Community Engagement division)