Women for Women and Senator Terry and Mr. Ted Van Duyn are pleased to bring the film,The Long Night, to Asheville. No community is immune from human trafficking, including Western North Carolina. The Long Night offers a glimpse into the increasing crisis of the sex trafficking of minors. The film explains what the factors are that contribute to human trafficking and highlights the stories of several families whose lives have been forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking.
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WLOS — BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- A band playing music with a message visited one Buncombe County School recently.
Owen Middle Schoolers "rocked out" to a financial literacy rock concert.
Lindsay Stalowy is entering her second year as a volunteer at Enka Middle School. Here's what she said about the experience:
"Volunteering as a Mentor at Enka Middle School has been delightfully rewarding for me," said Stalowy. "I meet with my mentee just once a week but the lives of these children can change dramatically in such short periods of time. She has opened my eyes to the struggles that young girls experience in our community."
On Tuesday evening, October 4th, members of the Women United gathered together for an Evening in the Garden at the Bunn House, a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville.
Enka Intermediate School is starting a new program called In-School Clubs.
Often, clubs are only available to students who have the money for club fees and the possibility of regular after-school transportation. Enka Intermediate wanted to make it possible for ALL students to participate in some sort of extracurricular activity.
Clubs meet from 10:15 - 11:15 AM every early release day, which occur about once per month. Clubs are lead by teachers, community volunteers and other school staff and are completely free for every student.
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We believe that the people in our community, the people who Give, Advocate and Volunteer, are pretty spectacular people and they deserve a bright light shone upon them.
Taylor Gregg is one of those people. Taylor is a Premier Relationship Banker with First Citizens Bank. She has eight years experience as a banker, specifically assisting in financial planning as it relates to wealth, lending needs, and insurance for her clients and their families. Taylor joined the WLC last year as part of the Step-Up program and immediately became an active member.