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Mecklenburg County American Rescue Plan Act ( ARPA) Programs

February 2024 PROGRAMMING

Feb 18, 2024 - Digital Seniors Program Graduation : Community Partner: Mt Olive Baptist Church, Hunterville, NC


Feb 17, 2024, Evernote & Canva Class - Uptown Charlotte - Community Partner: Little Rock AME ZION Church


Feb 12, 2024, Google Apps Class - Sugarcreek Rd and Regan Dr -Community Partner: Genesis Project 1


Feb 17, 2024, Digital Senior Class - Uptown Charlotte- Community Partner: Little Rock AME ZION Church



Feb 5, 2024 12 pm - Digital Literacy Class with Community Partner: Genesis Project 1 Sugarcreek and 85


Feb 5, 2024 6pm Google Apps Training. Community Partner: Little Rock AME Zion Church



January 2024 PROGRAMMING

January 16 - 18, 2024 Using the Internet and email - Digital Seniors Program 933 Louise St, Charlotte



December 2023 PROGRAMMING

Dec 20, 2023 - Holiday Giveaway! in partnership with Harris Teeter and our Meetup group who gave gift cards and toys for needed family at our office @933 Louise St


December 18, 2023 - S2 Holiday Meetup - Vision Board Creation - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC 28104


December 17 2023 - S2 Actors, Dancers and Models Meetup - Community Partner Nira Empowerment D3 Commissioner Dunlap - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC



November 2023 PROGRAMMING

November 18 2023 - S2 Meetup Group with Writer and Director Dee Thomas - D3 Commissioner Dunlap


November 13 - 15, 2023 S1 Adult Job Prep and Digital Seniors - Town of Huntersville -



October 2023 PROGRAMMING

Carolina Black Film & Tech Meetup - film Screening The Burial @ North Lake



September 2023 PROGRAMMING

September 4, 2023 - S2 -Queen City Arts Festival - University Boardwalk - Community Partner: University City Partners - D3 Commissioner G. Dunlap



August 2023 PROGRAMMING

August 2 - 4, 2023 - S1- Youth STEAM Summer Camp ( homeless children in the hotels on Sugarcreek Rd )
Community Partner: Champion House of Hope @ Derita Presbyterian Church -

D3 Commissioner Dunlap


August 7th -11th, 2023 - S1- Youth STEAM - Digital Filmmaking Program

Community Partner: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center - D1 Commissioner Powell


August 14th to 16th, 2023- S1 - Digital Seniors and Adults Digital Literacy Program -

Community Partner: Freedom Worship Center - Town of Pineville, NC - D6 Commissioner Rodriguez-McDowell



July 2023 PROGRAMMING

July 17 -21, 2023 - S1-YOUTH STEAM - Tech-Titans Program @ Microsoft Campus.

Community Partner: PIMOSH Network - D6 Commissioner Rodriguez-McDowell


July 3 - 5, 2023 - S1- Charlotte Black Film Festival D3 Commissioner Dunlap



June 2023 PROGRAMMING

June 10, 2023 - S1- Youth STEAM - Black Girls in Film

Community Partner: Black Girl Film Camp - D1 Commissioner Powell



MAY 2023 ARPA PROGRAMMING

MAY 16, 2023 -S1- Digital Seniors and Adults Digital Literacy Program

Community Partners " THE GABLES Senior Housing" District 3 George Dunlap


MAY 2, 2023 -S1- STEAM CODING FOR ESPORTS

Community Partner: Victory Christian Center Schools - D3 Commissioner Dunlap


Featured in the May/June Issue of Pride Magazine for the work with the Charlotte Black Film Festival & Power Up USA



April 2023 programming

April 17, 2023 - S1- Adult Digital Literacy Program - 933 Louise Street- District 3 George Dunlap


April 2, 2023 - S1- Youth STEAM - Girl Tech Summit @ Renaissance West STEAM Academy
Community Partners - National Coalition of 100 Black Women - D2 Vilma Leak



March 2023 programming

March 18, 2023 - S2- Carolina Black Film Collective Meetup - District 3 George Dunlap Commissioner



February 2023 programming

February 11, 2023 -S2- Carolina Black Film Collective Meetup - District 3 George Dunlap Commissioner

February Meetup Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers, Actors, Writers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. 



2023 January - December Power Up USA Programming



October/November 2022 Programming

Started in October 2022 ended in Nov 2022 -S1- Adult Digital Literacy - Power Up Office 933 Louise Street - D3 Commissioner Dunlap

Target workforce development initiatives on skilled trades, STEM careers, or other industries with difficulties connecting workers with employment opportunities



October 2022 ARPA programming

Carolina Black Film Collective - October 2022 - S2 - Meetup - Armoured Brewery -D3 Commissioner Dunlap

2Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. Our host is Armored Cow Brewery.  


October 2022 end of year student project presentation and graduation



AUGUST 2022 ARPA Programming

August 13, 2022 -S2 -Carolina Black Film Collective Meetup -Armored Cow Brewery - D3 Commissioner G. Dunlap

 

Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. Our host is Armored Cow Brewery.  


August 2, 2022 -S2- National Night Out Film Screening - The Ritzs at Washington Heights -

Community Partner Historical Washington Heights Neighbourhood - D2 Commissioner Vilma Leake

We partnered with Mecklenburg County Health Department/COVID-19, Johnson C. Smith University – Advancing Health Literacy/COVID-19, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department, Historic West End Neighborhood Association (Mentoring Initiative), Charlotte Area Fund and OnCall Mobile Medical and Wellness was e present to offer COVID vaccines. We screened the film “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” which detailed her battle with Diabetics.



JULY 2022 ARPA Programming


July 24, 2022 -S1- Youth STEAM Game Design Program - ( Sugarcreek/85 Homeless Students) Summer Camp

Community Partner: Champion House of Hope - District 3 Commissioner Dunlap

We conducted our Coding/Gaming program to empower homeless children living in the hotels on Sugarcreek Dr.. We partnered with the non-profit House of Champions who helped with recruitment. Student worked as teams to create and design 4 games that was presented in class and at graduation.



JUNE 2022 Programming


June 23 - 26 2022 -S2- 12th CHARLOTTE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL - District 3 George Dunlap Commissioner


JUNE 13 - JUNE 17, 2022 -S1- Youth STEAM Digital Filmmaking Summer Camp
District 2 Vilma Leake Commissioner -

Our first Summer Camp taught students the elements of Pitching, Scriptwriting, Acting and videography. The final product were 2 short films written, produced by the students.


June 19, 2022 -S2- Juneteenth Community Film Screening - The Ritz at Washington Heights - District 2 Vilma Leake commissioner District 2

This is where we take the festival to the community by showcasing the works of local filmmakers during Juneteenth weekend. It bring us great joy to re-establish programming in the Ritz at Washington heights a location that was once a segregated movie theater.



MAY 2022 ARPA Programming

May 23, 2022 -S2- Filmmakers Virtual Meet & Greet - 122 Artist ( Actors, Directors, Writers, Crew)

 We had over 122 Artist sign-in to the Pre-festival event. This is where we Introduce our official selections and allow introductions and networking our the filmmakers and their team.


2022 ARPA Grant Programming