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Local Schools and Community Partners Deepen Restorative Practices WorkDuring the week of September 23-27, 2019, more than 65 participants gathered at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County for Restorative Practices training with Kerri Berkowitz, a national leader in school-based implementation...
Community School Coordinators Appreciation WeekWe’re always looking for ways to celebrate the wonderful work of our four Community School Coordinators, serving as United Way employees within four Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. The Institute for Educational Leadership’s...
Meet Jocelin RosasNew United Way Community School Coordinator for Erwin Middle School Jocelin (pronounced Jo and Celine as in Celine Dionne, she says) or JoRo for short, as her teacher’s at UNC Asheville called her...  Born in Venezuela, Jocelin spent her youth in Miami and...
                                           Parent Leadership Shines at Erwin MiddleParent involvement alongside school staff, community partners, and students is one of many crucial...
Community School Leaders from North Carolina and Tennessee Gather in Asheville On May 16, 2019, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County hosted Community School leaders from Durham, Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga, for a day of learning and sharing of best practices. After each leader...
 Don't Miss the Final Homework Diners of the School Year With temperatures in the 80’s and end of grade test studying in the works, the final countdown for weekly Homework Diners is taking place before we officially welcome summer. With a Community Market, one-on-one Resume...
Final Notes from David: The Evolution of Community SchoolsThis is the second blog in a three-part series, crafted from interviews with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County CEO David Bailey in his final weeks with the organization. These are meant to share memories of his time serving the...
The news isn’t good. Only 12 percent of the city’s African-American students in grades three to eight score as “proficient” or higher on end-of-grade exams, compared with 73 percent of white students. Asheville City Schools has the fifth largest racial achievement gap in the...
10 Questions with Asheville Middle Resource Coordinator Bruce Waller on Transforming Asheville Middle School into a Community SchoolNot long ago I sat down with Bruce Waller, our Resource Coordinator at Asheville Middle School, to talk about the work being done there going into our third school...
During the first week of October, more than 75 participants gathered at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County for Restorative Practices trainings with Kerri Berkowitz, a national leader in school-based implementation of Restorative Practices.  Restorative Practices are based on...

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