Know Your Rights! Free Landlord-Tenant Legal Presentation

Renting? Have roommates? Please join Single Stop & the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy for a free legal presentation Consumer Advocacy workshop given by, O’Shauna Hunter, NC Legal Aid housing attorney. Students will learn what to look out for when they are signing a lease, moving out, or having issues with roommates or their landlord. Any questions can be directed to or call the Single Stop office at 704.330.6435.

Thursday, April 25 at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell, Room 1152


Attend a FREE Shred Event on May 1

Attend a FREE Shred Event on May 1, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Central Campus, Overcash Driveway!

Single Stop wants to help you prevent identity theft by offering to securely shred your personal documents- including old tax returns (>3 years old), credit card offers and statements, bank statements, billing statements, legal papers, etc.

Single Stop wants you to be financially successful and this free shred event is one way to help. Please bring all your unneeded personal financial documents to the event! Just drive through the Overcash Driveway. We will have volunteers there to unload your bags or boxes from your vehicle and empty them into the Iron Mountain Mobile Shred Unit bin for onsite shredding.

If you have any questions, call Single Stop at ext. 6435 or email Wanda Butler at



Affordable Technology On Sale During Science Week 2019

If you are looking for inexpensive refurbished technology, such as a laptop and or a desktop while you are attending Science Week (April 22 – 26), come to the Zeiss Building, Rm. 1102.

The GRID will bring refurbished laptops and desktop systems for purchase. Goodwill created the GRID technology store to provide Charlotte with a central outlet for used technology such as computers, game consoles, software, Raspberry Pi hardware and more. Payment options are limited to VISA, Mastercard and cash. Laptops will be priced between $130 to $200 and Workstations will be priced between $80 to $800. There will be a 30-day option for exchange or repair at The GRID’s discretion. If a return is in order, The GRID will provide credit at The GRID/Goodwill – no cash back. After the warranty, The GRID will offer a lifetime of analysis of any hardware problem at no cost, with modest prices for repairs. The GRID will also bring Raspberry Pi hardware to sell.

Love, Inc., an organization that assists people with services, will be there as well. Love, Inc. is providing refurbished laptops for qualifying Department of Social Services recipients. In other words, if you are currently receiving DSS you can fill out a financial form with Love, Inc. at this event and they will sit down with you to confirm your availability to receive a refurbished laptop. There may be a $35 fee to cover the software on the laptop but that is the only charge. Love, Inc. will have a table where they will discuss requirements one on one. Love, Inc. has formed a network with more than 190 congregations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Many of those churches have completed a “Time and Talent Survey” of their congregations to determine which volunteer services their members are willing to offer to people in need. When a need referral is made to the Love, Inc. office, it is then assigned to a Love, Inc. volunteer who is willing to do that service through one of the Love, Inc. network churches.

This event is open to everyone. If you have any question please contact Don Michael Jr. at



Apply for a Federal Work-Study Job in the Financial Aid Office

Apply for a Federal Work-Study Job in the Financial Aid Office.

Just follow the steps below:


  • Have a completed FAFSA on file Hold a High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Demonstrate financial need (determined by the FAFSA) Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours in an eligible program Make Satisfactory Academic Progress


The process of finding a Federal Work-Study at Central Piedmont Community College begins with our online job listings:

  1. Visit Central Piedmont’s Human Resources website at edu/humanresources and click on “Careers at CPCC” on the left side of the page.
  2. Scroll down to “Career Opportunities” and click on “Full-Time and Part-Time Career Opportunities.”
  3. In the yellow “Search Jobs” section, make the following selections:
    • In the “Compensation Type” drop-down menu, select “Classified.”
    • In the “Employment Type” drop-down menu, select “Part-Time.”
    • Click the “Campus” box to select a work
    • Click the magnifying glass icon to begin your
  4. Click on the position you want to apply for and then view the functions and job duties of the
  5. If interested in the position, click on the orange “Apply Now” button located on the top left side of the page. Repeat this process for each job you’re interested in


Contact Jordan Daito, Federal Work-Study program coordinator, for Central Piedmont at 704.330.2722, ext. 3944 or at


Arbor Day Celebrations in May

Each year, Central Piedmont holds a tree sapling give away at all campuses as part of the Tree Campus initiative to promote tree planting and environmental education.  Our college partner, Bartlett Tree Experts, is providing a variety of beautiful tree saplings this year.  As a result, each campus will have its own Arbor Day celebration, with Student Life operating the sapling stations and providing tree care information.

In addition to giving away saplings from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. during each event, the college will also transplant and plant a few trees that are in the Central Piedmont nursery.  These trees were saved from the grounds around the area formerly known as Terrell and LRC.   The date and events for each campus are:

Levine: Wednesday, April 24
tree giveaway

Merancas – Thursday, April 25
tree giveaway

Harris – Thursday, April 25
tree giveaway and planting a Gingko (gifted to the college from Ian Patrick of Biloba)

Cato – Monday, April 29
tree giveaway and planting transplanted maples

Central – Tuesday, April 30
tree giveaway and planting of special maple on the quad at 9 a.m.

Harper – Thursday, May 2
tree giveaway

Cityview – Thursday, May 2
tree giveaway

Special thanks are in order to Student Life (once again!), Bartlett, Trees Charlotte, ABM grounds team (Scott and Serg!), and the Central Piedmont community.

Participate in the Central Piedmont Skyline Run!

Mother’s Day is just one month away. Honor, remember and celebrate the moms in your life

Amelia Zytka

Amelia Zytka

by participating in the Central Piedmont Skyline Run on Saturday, May 11 – Mother’s Day Weekend.

Bring your family and make it a family event. In addition to the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, the event includes a 5K Walk, a 1-mile Family Fun Run and the Charlotte Smarty Pants 5K Baby Jogger Championship. Also, plan to visit our Mother’s Café where kids can plant a succulent for mom as well as the Health and Fitness Zone, Food Zone and Kids Zone. There is something fun for everyone!

All proceeds from the Central Piedmont Skyline Run support scholarships for our student mothers – women like Amelia Zytka – who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families.

Central Piedmont students pay just $10, a savings of $15. Please support your Central Piedmont team by registering today.

Would you like to get involved with the Skyline Run but running isn’t for you? Sign up to volunteer here. For questions or more information on the event, email or call 704.330.6869.

We hope you and your family will join us for this fun, interactive event!


NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC Credit scoreSTEM Alliance. The topic is: “Financial Literacy: Credit.” Come out and learn what credit is and how to manage it. This workshop will be held on April 11, 2019, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Learn How to Promote Healthy Brain Development for Ages 0-3

Did you know that 80 percent of brain growth happens in the first three years of life?

Meck BasicsEveryday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a great start in life!

Come to MECK BASICS to learn how to promote healthy brain development and responsive caregiving through daily use of the Basics. Sponsored by the Central Piedmont Early Childhood Education Club, this event will be Saturday, April 27, 1 – 4 p.m., in the Harris Campus Auditorium.

The workshop is free. Those who participate for the entire program will receive a certificate for 3 North Carolina DCDEE training credit hours. Students can pre-register by emailing Mercy Thompson, Central Piedmont Early Childhood Education Club secretary, at

More information about the program and registration is in this flyer.

Celebrate Earth Day April 22 – 26 during Science Week 2019!

Join the Sciences Division for a week-long celebration of Earth Day, April 22 – April 26 on the Central, Cato, and Levine campuses. There will be documentary viewing, lunch and learn activities, science demonstrations, and student research poster presentations. Food and prizes will also be available! Please visit for our schedule of events.

Spring Book Sale

Need something to read? Central Piedmont’s Central Library will be having its spring book sale during the week of Sensoria!

WHEN: April 8-11, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and April 12, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Central Campus Library, Room 201. (Please note that the library is in a new space this semester. It is the old Advanced Technologies Center building located next to the Citizens Building and the under-construction classroom building.)

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours –

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit


Attend an Open Discussion About the Issues Women Experience Every Month

Join Student Life, the Family Resource Center, and the Positive Community for Women in viewing “Period. The End of a Sentence,” on Thursday, April 18. The event will go from 2-3:30 p.m., and will take place in Zeiss, Roomo 1100. Following the documentary there will be a panel discussion of Central Piedmont staff, faculty, and student(s).

Light refreshments will also be served.

Meet Your 2019 Commencement Speaker: Desiree Kinker

The Graduation Committee is pleased to announce Desiree Kinker as the 2019 student Desiree Kinkerspeaker for graduation! Desiree is graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, is a member of the Central Piedmont NC Student Culinary Competition Team, a former Ruth G. Shaw Scholar, and an active community volunteer.

Those who know Desiree are familiar with the smile that greets you at her first hello, but few are probably aware of the journey that might lie beneath. Desiree is graduating in May as a successful culinary student, but the road that got her this far has bumps and bruises and many downs and ups. Though Desiree greets you with light, she’s not afraid to tell you about the tough challenges she has faced and overcome during her life and as a student.

Desiree is a true example of how Central Piedmont can lift an individual from where they begin and catapult them into their own, unique future. She is a prime example of a student who valued and leveraged relationships around her, working hard (and with great wisdom) to build a better life and bring light to any space she enters. We are proud of her and of all of our graduates, and we are excited to hear her message!

MAN UP Empowerment Luncheon on April 18. Reserve your Seat Today!

Join us for an annual luncheon, which is a catalyst for our male students to come together and engage in conversations about rebuilding themselves through various topics ranging from identity, leadership, personal growth and communication.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Central Campus – Worrell Building, Taylor Gym

Reserve your seat at:  MAN UP Empowerment Luncheon