Community Nights (Featuring Homework Diners)






Community Nights (featuring Homework Diners) offer students and their families a nutritious meal, academic support, and access to a wide variety of community resources. This unique family engagement experience builds connections between parents, teachers, students, and community resources.



You’re Invited

Community Nights happen weekly at a number of local schools and are open to all families with a K-12 student in the surrounding school district (PreK-8th grade students must attend with an adult family member). We invite you to join us for the Community Nights listed below (click a school tab below to see dates and times)

Please note: in inclement weather, the Community Nights (featuring Homework Diners) schedule will align with Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools' cancelation policy.


*ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Sign up to table at a Community Night (Featuring Homework Diners)*


Attend a Community Night Near You

Asheville Middle:           

Thursdays  |  5:30-7:00 pm:  Mar. 14, 21  |  Apr. 11, 18, 25  |  May 2, 9, 16 (5:00 pm), 22 (Wednesday)


Asheville High/SILSA:

Wednesdays  |  5:30-7:00 pm:  Mar. 13, 20, 27  |  Apr. 10, 17, 24  |  May 1, 8, 15, 22


Enka Middle:

Mondays  |  5:00 - 6:30 pm:  Mar. 11, 18, 25  |  Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29  |  May 6, 13, 20


Erwin Middle:

Mondays  |  5:00-6:30 pm:  Mar. 11, 18, 25  |  Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29  |  May 6, 13, 20


Owen Middle:

Thursdays  |  5:30-7:00 pm:  Mar. 14, 21, 28  |  Apr. 11, 18, 25  |  May 2, 9, 16


North Buncombe Middle:

Tuesdays  |  5:00-6:30 pm:  Mar. 12, 26  |  Apr. 9, 30  |  May 14


A.C. Reynolds Middle:

Wednesdays  |  5:00-6:30 pm:  Mar. 13, 20, 27  |  Apr. 10, 17, 24  |  May 1, 8


A Bold Community Goal

By 2035, ALL Asheville City and Buncombe County students graduate from high school ready and fully prepared to pursue their goals and dreams.

A large group of community partners, parents, and youth came together to create this goal. And in order to reach it EVERYONE in our community is going to need to find their unique contributions to this work.

Community Nights are just one way that United Way is showing up to support this effort, but there are lots of other ways. 

Next Steps


More About Community Nights


Integrating Community Partners

Working in collaboration with United for Youth partners, our organization is embedding as many community-building elements into Community Night offerings as possible.

We collectively do this by:

  • Contracting with local providers to serve families a healthy meal.
  • Providing stipends for local teachers who are interested in providing homework help/tutoring for students outside of the classroom.
  • Providing homework help/tutoring for parents so they learn how to better help their kids at home.
  • Partnering with local service providers and businesses like OnTrack Financial Education and Self Help Credit Union to provide classes around budgeting, financial planning, and homeownership.
  • Enlisting help from local health providers to share preventative education programs and health screenings.


Get Involved

Our Community Schools are looking for volunteers to support students and families via a wide variety of opportunities. Learn more through United Way's volunteer center, Hands on Asheville-Buncombe.

Established as a means of fighting food insecurity, we are proud to partner with Buncombe County Government to offer no-contact food box pickup outside of Community Nights.

These occur once a month at Enka, Erwin, and Asheville Middle Schools. Learn more about volunteering at a market. Explore an updated list of meal-sites throughout Buncombe County or by calling 2-1-1.

SIGN UP to receive Community Nights information via our Newsletter.

The Value of Community Nights (Featuring Homework Diners)



Help support this work and allow us to continue to grow this program throughout Asheville and Buncombe County schools. DONATE TODAY.

* Homework Diners are funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Asheville Merchants Fund.