Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave a Black History Month presentation at Levine Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27. A graduate of West Charlotte High School who went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Davidson College, Mayor Foxx talked about how the civil rights era has affected his own education and development. Following
Mayor Anthony Foxx
two terms on City Council as an At-Large Representative, Foxx became the youngest mayor in the city’s history and its second African-American mayor when he was elected in 2009. He was re-elected to a second term in 2011.
He discussed his vision for Charlotte and how he has focused on strengthening Charlotte’s economy by developing a 21st century infrastructure system to support the country’s fastest-growing urban area, establishing the city as an international energy hub, and creating an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.
He answered questions from a very engaged audience of CPCC students, including American Government, sociology, and communications classes; Anthony Foxx Scholars; MAN UP students; and Student Government Association members. Photos can be seen here.
MAN UP team volunteering at the McCorey YMCA.
The MAN UP program had a busy weekend as the national celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday and President Obama’s inauguration. On Saturday, Jan. 19, the MAN UP students serviced their community by volunteering at the McCrorey YMCA. They spend three hours helping the McCrorey YMCA prepared for the annual prayer breakfast.
MAN UP team at MLK Prayer Breakfast
On Monday, January 21, eight students represented CPCC at the 19th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast. They had the opportunity to meet and interact with various community leaders and spend one on one time with the guest speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson.
CPCC students had a week off from classes from September 1 – 7 due to the Democratic National Convention, but some of our students decided to take advantage of the some of the opportunities to be a part of the Democratic National Convention.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, eight students from the MAN UP and Communities In College programs (Timothy Graham, Sambou Kamissoko, Dazhanea Hurst, Cierra Grier, Kenneth Trewin, Carlos Gladden, Abram Miller, and Brice Agboglo) along with three CPCC staff members, attended the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s interactive summit “Ufuture – A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers,” held at Johnson C. Smith University. CPCC was the only community college represented among the other 18 four-year colleges and universities.
This interactive summit was hosted by acclaimed actors Alfre Woodard, Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker and included local and national elected officials, White House officials, educators and business leaders. The summit was designed as a forum to allow students a chance to interact with congressional members, local and regional leaders, and White House officials.
The North Carolina Community College System has granted CPCC’s Minority Male Mentoring Program (MAN UP) a $20,500 grant. The monies will be used to:
- employ a part-time academic advisor who will advise students with career direction and course selection.
- provide students with education and professional developmental materials and supplies.
- fund speaker fees for monthly meetings.
- cover bus fees associated with traveling to two- and four- year universities for college tours.
To learn more about CPCC’s MAN UP program, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/minority-male-mentoring.