As a part of National Volunteer Week*, Governor Roy Cooper visited Enka Middle School to check out Homework Diners.
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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County was one, in a group of organizations, that helped facilitate Students @Work Week, a program for Asheville and Buncombe County middle school students.
United Way's Middle School Success Initiative, Asheville City Schools, and Buncombe County Schools are working to improve collaborations that better serve our local students with the Early Warning and Response System.
Enka Middle School Resource Coordinator Kyle Garrett was featured in the Community Schools Coordinators Network Newsletter.
A network of the Coalition for Community Schools, this group is a forum for Community School Coordinators to share ideas and experiences, ask questions and get answers and have a centralized place to find resources and tools.
Check out the newsletter below.
"This is the first time I have felt real hope for my child at school. I was able to meet with his teachers and it wasn't some huge deal. We just spoke and I feel like I was actually heard. THIS diner is a good thing." - parent attending the first Homework Diner at Enka Middle
The Asheville Buncombe Middle Grades Network brings together Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and community partners around a shared vision of creating success ready 9th graders and improving graduation rates, using a collective impact approach.
This week, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Middle School Success Initiative hosted a two day conference with members of the Middle Grades Network.
Homework Diners will be up and running at Enka Middle beginning November 15th.
These weekly family engagement events allow students and families to receive homework support and a healthy meal (for free).
We plan to be serving 75 people each time and hope that it catches on quick and grows! In order to do this, we'll need the help of great volunteers like you. There are a couple of different volunteer positions available:
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