The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park
The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park
A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
Working the garden in Washington Heights Working the garden in Washington Heights
Working the garden in Washington Heights
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park
Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park
Graham Heights wins Graham Heights wins
Graham Heights wins

News

2013

Reid Park - Finalist in the Burpee Grow Anywhere Tour

January 16, 2013

Reid Park is a finalist in the Burpee Grow Anywhere Tour.  The program supports school, home and community gardens in food deserts and, if selected, Burpee will deliver 1300 pounds of fresh produce to the community, 50 plants for the school garden, and the community will be awarded an additional 450 plants.  Please vote for Reid Park!






A new semester begins!

January 15, 2013

A new semester begins for CHARP. We already have a lot happening in our partner neighborhoods. Prof. Sorensen's GEOG 2000 class will be working with Graham Heights, Enderly Park, and College Downs which is right across the street from UNCC's campus. 

We have stronger relationships with our neighborhood partners than ever before. We hope to bring more disciplines, faculty, and students together to conduct action research with all of our partner neighborhoods.

Stay informed about what's happening and keep checking back here and on Facebook.






25 years after The Truly Disadvantaged

January 15, 2013

Fascinating article about how The Truly Disadvantaged by W. J. Wilson created a new way of looking at poverty and the impact that book had on future academics.

The Neighborhood Effect






Youth-Senior Luncheon

January 1, 2013

The Reid Park Youth-Senior Luncheon series took place in the spring of 2011 and was funded by a Crossroads Charlotte A.C.T. Grant.






2012

CHARP Presents Research at the ACSP Conference in Cincinnati

November 7, 2012

Dr. Janni Sorensen, Liz Shockey, and Joe Howarth presented original research from our summer evaluation this past weekend at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference in Cincinnati. Our presentation centered around CHARP's history, a reflection on our sucesses and struggles in a variety of community-university partnerships, and the prominent themes that stemmed from our interviews during the summer of 2012. Our presentation can be viewed in the document below.






Reid Park in the News

October 22, 2012

Reid Park receives a large amount of print and television news coverage over the past weekend. A lot of information about Habitat's future in Reid Park.

Mecklenburg Times Article

WBTV Habitat News Story






Reid Park's New Playground

October 16, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers, residents, UNCC students, and neighborhood kids helped build Reid Park's new playground. Pictures are better than words to describe the massive and successful undertaking. Click on the 'Kaboom Playground Build Fall 2012' on page linked below to see all of the great photos. Reid Park and CHARP would like to thank these organizations that made the playground a reality.






Graham Heights Fish Fry Fries Up Food and Raises Funds

October 13, 2012

Graham Heights held a successful fish fry out front of the Crystal Reggae Club Saturdy. The event raised funds in support of their neighborhood matching grant for neighborhood identification signs. The gentlemen of the neighborhood fried whiting and croaker while the ladies baked a variety of cakes for sale. Residents of Graham Heights, young and old, contributed helping to cook and flag down hungry drivers along The Plaza. 






Reid Park Needs You!

October 2, 2012

The KaBoom! build day is fast approaching. On October 13th volunteers will come together in Reid Park to construct a playground in one day and Reid Park needs all of the volunteers it can muster. If you'd like to volunteer, click on the link below and you can find out who to contact and how you can get involved.

Join the Kaboom! Build Day






Graham Heights Has a Big Day...And Night!

August 22, 2012

The Graham Heights Neighborhood Association had a big day and evening on August 7th. Members of the Graham Heights went on a tour of the stunning topiary gardens of Pearl Fryar outside of Bishopville, SC (http://pearlfryar.com/). 104 people were on the tour and 20 of those people were from Graham Heights. Ms. Queen and Ms. Leake from Graham Heights were the organizers of the trip and funds raised will go towards future Graham Heights events.