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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard someone say “young people are selfish.”  As a twenty-something, I’m often part of conversations where someone is critiquing or complaining about “young people,” “millenials,” or “the next generation,” but the fact is that my generation does care, and I know that because of Highland Circle. My experience with Highlands Circle has shown me just how much young people want to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Perhaps the best example of this was October’s Conversation with Community Leaders hosted at Mission Hospital. At that event, Dr. Paulus, President and CEO of Mission Health...
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Help us collect holiday gift donations for area middle school kids. Read more about what we are doing and what is needed here. There's a printable list and there are social share buttons on the event page so feel free to spread the word! Thanks...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Rockin' The Docs... ooh, this one looks like fun! Thank you to our friends at Mission Health who are hosting this fundraiser for our work to improve our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health. Music, food, magic, karaoke, silent auctions... fun for the whole family and bonus, Rockin' The Docs is being held at the awesome space that Highland Brewing Company provides. Check out the details
Monday, October 21, 2013
Early voting began Thursday, October 17; Election Day is November 5. To help you be an informed voter, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has co-sponsored the 2013 Candidate Survey and Voter Guide for Asheville and Black Mountain municipal elections. It is available as an insert from October 16 to 22 in the Mountain Xpress and online at Read responses from candidates on important issues, find early voting locations, and get all the info on how to register and vote.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is thrilled to announce the 2013 Positive Prevention 5K/12K. The Positive Prevention 5K/12K presented by Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America will take place on November 3rd, 2013. Both races will be run on closed roads within scenic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The event is also sponsored by Earthfare, Walgreens, Clif Bar, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. See for registration information. Proceeds will be used to expand HIV/AIDS prevention programs throughout 18 counties in Western North Carolina.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The North Carolina General Assembly introduces and passes several bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. A new tool, the nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker, provides information about important legislation in six categories: economic security; education; environment; health & safety; government and democracy; and women’s issues. WNC Vote Tracker also offers an overview of the state budget – arguably the most important legislation passed each year. Visit to see how NC legislators voted on 20 bills dealing with the issues listed above. 
Monday, September 30, 2013
If you live in Asheville, early voting for the primary for Asheville City Mayor started Thursday, September 19 and closes Oct 5.  For complete details click here.  
Monday, September 23, 2013
Our friends at Child Abuse Prevention Services asked that we share some information about "Stalking the Bogeyman" SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 13, 2013. The play is based on the true story of David Holthouse, a journalist who stalked the man who abused him as a boy. The question he has to decide is: what is the cost of revenge?   On October 3, Child Abuse Prevention Services will facilitate a discussion following the play and invite you to attend.  Click here to find all of the performance times and purchase tickets via NC Stage.            
Monday, September 16, 2013
We want to make sure that every middle school kid who attends an out of school time program has a quality experience. That's where Positive Youth Development come in.  Participants in this course learned and committed to training and carrying out the five principles of Positive Youth Development:   Promoting a Sense of Physical, Social and Emotional Safety. Encouraging Strong Relationship Building. Fostering Meaningful Youth Participation. Providing Opportunities for Building Purpose. Engaging Youth in Learning Experiences that Build Valuable and Healthy Life Skills.   New Certified Positive Youth Development Trainers Last week 10 youth-work...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today, millions of Americans will remember and honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 by pledging to do a good deed. Join them by telling the world how you pledge to LIVE UNITED and observe 9/11 as a day of giving back. Post your “I will” pledge today to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media channels with the hashtags #IWill and #LIVEUNITED.