APCU Bridge Builders Webinar
You are invited to join fellow members of the APCU community on Tuesday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for an insightful look at Bridge Builders Charlotte, a joint effort between Belk Chapel at Queens University and Interfaith Youth Core.
Bridge Builders Charlotte aims to use campus-community partnerships to overcome social and religious divides and make the Charlotte community stronger – with a specific aim of strengthening the community’s interfaith response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Bridge Builders recently launched the first of five projects by providing interfaith learning boxes to Freedom School Partners (FSP), a nonprofit that works to prevent summer learning loss through a culturally diverse curriculum focusing on reading skills and comprehension. The box project was funded by a $50,000 grant to Wingate University and UNC Charlotte, one of five individual grants supported by a $250,000 contribution from the Gambrell Foundation. Collectively, the Gambrell-funded projects will involve more than 10 faith communities, six area colleges and universities (Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University, UNC Charlotte and Wingate University), and six nonprofit organizations.
For more information about Bridge Builders Charlotte, please see this article that was recently published in Charlotte Stories online.