Amy Hawn Nelson, director of research at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and director of its Institute for Social Capital, recently was named to the 2014-16 class of William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations.
The goal of the Friday Fellowship is to cultivate a network of "courageous leaders who connect across differences in identity and ideas to develop new solutions to the complex challenges facing the people and communities of North Carolina through a human relations lens."
Nelson, a Charlotte native and graduate of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is a career educator with experience as a teacher, mentor, coach and school leader. She joined the Institute for Social Capital as director in September 2012. Previously, she served as the principal and school leader for Kennedy Charter Public School in Charlotte. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction and master’s degrees in teaching and school administration. She is an active member of the community serving several youth and music-oriented organizations in Charlotte.
Starting this summer, UNC Charlotte's Continuing Education department will offer a series of free educational events covering a variety of topics.
The Brown Bag Series begins with a seminar on Becoming Social Security Savvy on August 6 at 12:00 PM at our Center City location. The discussion's topics will include how Social Security benefits are calculated, how benefits are taxed, maximizing spousal and survivor benefits, and personal claiming decisions. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of how monthly Social Security income changes based on the age at which you claim, strategic ideas for maximizing your personal Social Security benefits, and insight on how to incorporate Social Security into a comprehensive retirement income strategy.
This is event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.