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<CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Elizabeth Kelly, Manager What is the best advice you have ever gotten? Listen to the wisdom of your heart.What is the best advice you’ve ever given? Listen to the wisdom of your heart.If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? I would love to have dinner with Maya Angelou. When I was a junior in high school my mother took me to hear Maya Angelou speak at USC in Spartanburg. She was electrifying. I remember... Read More
NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center provides information and referrals to nonprofit and governmental health and human service organizations in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties. Ten years ago, the Asheville center was the first North Carolina agency (and only fifteenth in the nation) to receive accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), signifying commitment to the highest... Read More
Renee was born and raised in the Asheville area and has always lived in Buncombe County, spending nearly 30 years in Swannanoa. She now lives in Leicester with her husband, Steve. She has a son, two stepdaughters and five grandchildren who all live in the area. She has worked at Padgett & Freeman Architects for 15 years and prior to that, Renee was with Beacon Manufacturing for 11 years. She's also a member of Women's Leadership Council, a... Read More
Tamaria Kelly is the new Middle School Success Project Coordinator. Tamaria served as an educator for a year at The NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo under the AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) program. She also was an intern for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County’s Community Ambassador Program (CAP) and an active member of Citigroup’s United Way committee in Buffalo, NY. Tamaria is excited to bring her experiences to... Read More
Liz Britton is a Manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. She also serves on Highlands Circle's Executive Committee. Highlands Circle is a group of young professionals making an impact in Asheville and Buncombe County. We get to know her in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? Friday the 13th…I love watching scary movies this time of year. What is the last song you listened to? "Taking Chances" by Sharon Van Etten. What is... Read More
by Neela McDade2-1-1 Referral Specialist 2015 is THE year. THIS year you are going to finish your novel. THIS year you are going to start eating healthier. THIS year you are going to lose weight and up your credit score and... Some advice from the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center call room (who has seen many resolutions go down in flames in the last 15 days), take on those resolutions one at a time and get some support from the NC 2-1-1 database.... Read More
by Sam Fontaine and Alexandra WoodhouseEnka Middle Community School Staff As we head into the final half of the school year, we'd like to look at what's been accomplished by the students, families, faculty and partners at Enka Middle Community School. Thank You...It Takes All of Us From the faculty, students, families and staff of Enka Middle School: THANK YOU! The tremendous impact we’ve made at Enka Middle School, and in the larger Enka-... Read More
Are you looking to for a volunteer opportunity that will make a tremendous difference not only in 2015, but for years to come? Enka Middle Community School needs Student Success Mentors. At Enka Middle School, the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team identifies students with behavioral issues and provides them with additional means of support. The PBIS team at Enka is currently expanding the support they provide to students and... Read More
Samantha Little is a Personnel Technician at Buncombe County Health and Human Services. She also serves on the Chair of Highlands Circle's Executive Committee. Highlands Circle is a group of young professionals making an impact in Asheville and Buncombe County. We get to know her in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? The Other Woman. What is the last song you listened to? "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team. I was... Read More
Perhaps you think the over 6,000+ calls NC 2-1-1 received this year for housing expense assistance all received the same list of resources. Actually, every caller we speak to receives referrals customized to their needs and experiences. Housing, like most basic needs in WNC, can be complicated so NC 2-1-1 referral specialists are rigorously trained so we can simplify the process for accessing basic needs for our callers. Referrals specialists... Read More

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