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Correa Recognized as Leading Latina in Education

Child Development and Family Studies Professor Vivian Correa was one of four Latina women recognized this spring for contributions to education at the Inaugural Cesar Chavez Contemplation Breakfast.

The event brought educators, administrators and community leaders together to reflect on the legacy of Chavez, the Latino civil rights leader known for his work advocating for the rights of farm workers. The breakfast was hosted by the organization Leadership in the Clouds.

"The award highlights the years of research I’ve conducted on supporting young Latino children and their families. Being Latina has not only influenced my research but also my teaching and service," Correa said. She added she hopes to serve as a role model for Latina young women starting their careers in education.

'City Walks' Connects Neighborhoods Across Charlotte

More groups of people will be out walking through Charlotte neighborhoods during May, telling stories and sharing experiences about the places they live, as part of the "City Walks" initiative.

City Walks are an effort led by PlanCharlotte.org, an online publication of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. They are funded in part with a grant from the Knight Foundation. PlanCharlotte has partnered with several community groups to help organize and lead the walks. They include the Charlotte Museum of History, the Levine Museum of the New South and various neighborhood organizations. Click here for the full schedule of walks.

City Walks organizer Mary Newsom of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute said the walks are enriching: "It’s a great way for newcomers to the city and some of the folks who have been here a long time to connect. Those connections are not always easy to make in Charlotte or in a lot of cities."