Carolina’s | Tennessee Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - January 20

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Looking great ya'll! Way to keep the momentum going!

That’s such a cool story, Luke! We’d love to hear more!

The state budget ends the Innovative School District and will return Southside-Ashpole Elementary School — the only school in the district — to Robeson County.

What does the end of the project mean? And what have leaders learned?

We are feeling VERY good about the upcoming PREMIERE of The Nouveau Sud Circus Project's "La Bestia" - transforming our Booth Playhouse January 20 - 22!

Get your $10 tickets NOW for a night of hair-raising entertainment! Visit:

"Ideological differences make more of a difference than financial resources in keeping U.S. child care behind." Joy Borkholder makes the argument that investments are not made in #childcare because of societal gender norms: #SolveChildCare

We partnered with @Partners4Parks and Park and Rec Commissioner Paul Freestone to speak with one voice during tonight's Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners budget hearing.
Here's what we said:

“Every part of our society owes our students something.”

Check out calls to action and concerns from North Carolina’s 2021 @BWFUND Regional Teachers of the Year.

To celebrate National #SwingDay, check out this fantastic article from our friends at @qcitymetro with Treston Henderson, one of the Swings on tour NOW with @AintTooProud, currently wowing crowds at our beautiful Belk Theater!

Bravo, #SwingNation!

The "help yourself wall" is low on Crest Travel Size Toothpaste. This wall is a great way to help provide care & comfort at our home away.

Order easily online with Target & Amazon wish lists!
#WishListWednesday #KeepingFamiliesClose

The application for Culture Blocks Spring 2022 funding is now open. Creative individuals and organizations with a primary mission of arts, science and/or history are invited to learn more and apply by Monday, February 21, 2022 at noon EST.

The Jan. 31 deadline for @RichlandOne's pre-K registration is swiftly approaching. Enroll today by calling 803-799-9494 or by emailing for details. #R1Strong #GoingfortheGoal

Tonight at 7 pm, Governor McMaster will give the annual State of the State address. Follow along with us here (yes it's another 🧵🤣)

You can watch the address online here:

"For the vast majority of teachers, this model does represent an increase in salary," said DPI's Tom Tomberlin. "But I do want to be clear, that comes with demonstrated competencies and impact on students."

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