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Honoring Larry Dagenhart: Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

Congratulations to our good friend, volunteer and long-time CFCR supporter, Larry Dagenhart on receiving this recent honor.  In sharing a few thoughts, CFCR executive director Bob SImmons speaks for all of us in expressing our gratitude for his many contributions to...

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Filling Philanthropy’s Stocking

by Bob Simmons As we approach the end of the year, our thoughts turn to giving. We give to our family and friends. We give to our houses of worship. We give to the groups who serve our community. We plan our giving. We anticipate our giving. We smile, almost giddy...

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Vote Yes for Bonds on Tuesday, November 7

CFCR supports CMS’ efforts to reduce concentrations of poverty and racial isolation across the district. Further, we support identifying additional strategies to increase socioeconomic and racial diversity in all schools.This $922 million bond referendum is one such...

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Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

Did you know that on average , children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other single day of the year? It is easy for kids (and parents) to get distracted – that’s why we all need to be vigilant and work to...

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2017 Pro Bono Awards – #CelebrateProBono

This month, we celebrate the remarkable pro bono contributions made in our community as we gather with friends supporters for the sixth annual Pro Bono Awards presented by the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Council for Children's Rights, and Legal Aid of North...

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Making Sense of the NCGA

by  Jaimelee Behrendt-Mihalski What exactly happened for children in one of the shortest North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) long sessions since 1973?  As policy advocate at Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), one of my goals is to help make sense of that. When I...

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2017 Pro Bono Award Winners Announced

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont), Council for Children’s Rights, and Legal Aid of North Carolina will host the sixth annual Pro Bono Awards  on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Mint Museum Uptown.   The awards...

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Voter Information – Election 2017

General Election Schedule Voter Registration Deadline Friday, October 13, 2017 Registration Form EARLY VOTING:  Begins: Thursday, October 19, 2017  -  Ends: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Early Voting Locations and Calendar can be downloaded here -  Early Voting Calendar...

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Helping Children Cope After a Hurricane

While Hurricane Irma did not affect our local community as severely as others, our region has been deeply affected. You may know someone who could benefit from these helpful guides published by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for parents, teachers and...

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Editorial: Moving Forward Together for Children

by Bob Simmons, executive director Council for Children's Rights It is already the middle of August. Where does the time go? For K-12 students, August combines the exhilarating freedom of a waning summer vacation with the looming excitement of a new school year. As...

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A New and Expanded Season for First Wednesday Workshops

School is starting up again here in Mecklenburg County and Council for Children’s Rights wants to help families get off to a strong start.  Our First Wednesdays series begins its new season of special education and school discipline workshops on September 6 with great...

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Carolyn Brown Retires After 30 Years at the Council

It was supposed to be a temporary job – just filling in for a couple of weeks at what was then Council for Children.  But that two-week temp job turned into a decades long career for the Council’s Director of Administration, Carolyn Brown. What happened?  “I fell in...

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