Circle de Luz Radically Empowers with the Arts

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

Radical empowerment, according to Rosie Molinary, is what drives the mission of the non-profit Circle de Luz, an organization she helped found five years ago. Circle de Luz works with young Latinas in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to transform their lives through mentoring, scholarships to further educational opportunities and holistic programming. “One of our guiding beliefs is that …

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It’s Speed Dating Time Again!

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

We know what you’re thinking, “Speed Dating? ASC?” Well, every year our Cultural Leadership Training Program (a program to train 30 community members interested in board leadership) comes together with cultural organizations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to “Speed Date” and identify good board matches. The format, not unlike the “Speed Dating” you’re probably familiar with, has class …

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Meteorite, Asteroid, Russia and the Big Difference

Categories: ASC, Blog

A meteor explodes through the atmosphere and hits the ground, injuring hundreds in Russia. An asteroid, half the size of a football field will come very close to the Earth today as it passes on its orbit. As I listened to these stories this morning, besides the general feeling of doom (don’t worry, NASA promises …

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Nominate a Great Teacher Today

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

Know a great teacher? Of course you do! Nominate him or her for a Cato Excellence in Teaching Award. The award annually recognizes six creative teachers. Each recipient receives a $1,500 award. Nomination applications are available on ArtsAndScience.org and the deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013.  The finalists and recipients will be announced during ASC’s annual …

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The City of Charlotte Makes Its Mark

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog

By Catherine Miller, Associate Director, Workplace Giving The employees of the City of Charlotte kicked off another exciting campaign year last Friday. Employees gathered in the lobby of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center for their First Friday breakfast and were treated to an expo of cultural organizations that are supported by the Arts & Science Council. …

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