Most of Black History Month is devoted to recognizing historical figures, but you can’t forget about the historic sites in a County that is famous for remaking itself in the name of progress. This is particularly true now, when historically black neighborhoods are seeing aggressive gentrification and redevelopment.
Month: February 2018
There are an endless number of possibilities when it comes to the ways you can “give back.” For some, it is volunteering with schools, helping the homeless, or working with animal shelters. For others, it is in the form of a donation to a charity or organization that is close to heart. But then there is another opportunity that the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services is involved with every day – helping local children find safe, secure, and loving homes.
I think I have many talents. As much as I would like to say that artistic abilities are at the top of the list, I would be telling a tall tale. The only thing I can do with a pencil is write, and my only connection to a paintbrush is the one time, several years ago, when I attempted to paint my bedroom. Picasso, I am not.
I envy those with a talented eye – those who can see beauty and dimension in the simplest things like flowers, the ocean or a child playing in the sand. I envy people who can make textures come to life – those with the ability to take something so minute and create greatness. Those who can convey a message through fine strokes of color or capture the essence of life through the lens of a camera. That’s true art in my opinion. That’s what I saw at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center during the opening reception of the 18th annual National Arts Program.
When most people think of local government, Pawnee, Indiana is the first image that comes to mind (seriously, who doesn’t love a good episode of Parks and Recreation). You may be surprised to learn that local government work involves a lot less hijinks. During my four and a half years working for Mecklenburg County, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with scores of talented people on issues that really matter to me and my neighbors.
Sure, in college I thought my career would take me across the country for a glamorous public relations job. But, I’m proud of the work I’ve done in my role as a public information officer. Here are just a few reasons why I chose a career with Mecklenburg County.
Although it’s the middle of winter, Park and Rec is already planning for those hot summer months. Yes, that means summer camps! From nature center camps to rec center camps, aquatics camps and so much more, Park and Rec is offering a variety of activities for children of various ages and interests. But since we know there are a lot to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of six camps your kids are sure to love.