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Enka Middle Takes Over Dixon Hughes Goodman!

Shawna is a 7th grader at Enka Middle. She and her teacher, Holly Hobbs, headed on over to Dixon Hughes Goodman this morning to share what donations to United Way mean to their school. Think about it. Right now, would you have the guts to stand in front of a group of strangers to read a piece of fiction you wrote? Now imagine you are in middle school and you've been asked to do that. Would you have the guts? That's what Shawna did this morning and all accounts say she hit it out of the park!

A Winning Equation for Going Back to the Classroom This Year

United Way’s Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, Middle School Success and NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center are working together to make the back-to-school transition easier for area families. Hands On, the volunteer center of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, is already busy collecting back packs, school supplies and other items to help Buncombians send their children to school prepared. Last year’s drive helped to support 738 elementary and middle school students.

"American Promise" Encore Showing on May 9

About 30 community leaders, as well as representatives from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, viewed the powerful documentary American Promise on April 29. Recorded over 13 years, the film is an intimate and provocative account of the experiences of two middle-class African-American boys who entered a very prestigious – and historically white – private school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.