Charlotte-Based Reemprise Fund Awards Grant to Families First in Cabarrus County

families firstEarlier this year, Aurora Swain of Families First in Cabarrus County pitched her nonprofit’s innovative ideas to an audience of over 900 people during Social Venture Partners’ SEED20 OnStage. Aurora’s supporters filled up the front row of Knight Theater to cheer her on as she represented Families First and the families she helps every day.

“I will never forget the first day when parents struggled to sign their names and even hold a pen,” Aurora said during her pitch. “You see, in Latin American countries education is not mandatory like in the USA. Obviously they couldn’t read or write. We resolved the problem by opening a school for adults, Monday – Saturday. I promise there is nothing more inspirational than this, seeing the power and freedom adults gain when learning how to read and write. We are educating the whole family.

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Your Four Year Old May Be Eligible for Free Preschool

apply for preschoolThe Cabarrus Partnership for Children is currently accepting applications for its NC Pre-Kindergarten program, which provides high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds* in Cabarrus County.  

If you are interested in applying for NC Pre-K, please contact one of the offices listed below to schedule an appointment.  To determine eligibility, click here.

Schedule an appointment to apply for free preschool:

  • Cabarrus County Schools: (704) 784-3614
  • Kannapolis City Schools: (704) 932-7433
  • Cabarrus Partnership for Children: (704) 933-8278 ext. 100
  • A Community Application Day will be held on April 13 from 2-7pm at A Mother’s Touch Daycare in Midland.  Limited space available.  Call (704) 795-7797 to schedule an appointment.  

*Child must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2017.

Families First in Cabarrus County Selected as SEED20 Finalist

ff aurora smallCongratulations to Aurora Swain for being selected as one of ten SEED20 finalists!

SEED20 is an annual competition for nonprofit entrepreneurs that identifies, spotlights and supports twenty of the region's most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. The nonprofit entrepreneurs will be showcased at an event called SEED20 OnStage on Monday, March 27 at the Knight Theater.  Vying for prizes, up to ten finalists will give fast-paced three minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and to the live audience.

Show your support for Aurora and Families First:

  1.  Vote for Aurora

  2. Attend SEED20 OnStage on Monday, March 27

  3. Spread the Word

Photo Credit: Mark Weber, SEED20

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