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.
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.
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.
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
Consumers have many options today where they can spend their dollars. This infographic shares a great visual on why spending shopping dollars locally can truly make a difference.
Do you agree?
This meeting is scheduled to take place
at Garinger High School at 6pm.
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.
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!!
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
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)