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MAX in Residency in Montclaire Community
UNC Charlotte's Mobile Arts & Community Experience (MAX) is in residency in the Montclaire neighborhood through Saturday, Oct. 22. Montclaire is a neighborhood established more than 50 years ago in the south Charlotte area and hosts a diverse group of individuals, families, schools, businesses and institutions. MAX will reside on the grounds at Montclaire Elementary for four weeks and host in-school and after-school programs for students, and MAX will be the location for open community programming on Saturdays. Click here for a full schedule of October events.
UNC Charlotte students will visit MAX to work on literacy and dance with elementary children during the school day. Other offerings include STEM education in partnership with Discovery Place; "Growth through Gardening"; fitness with Cara Zara Hooping; and bicycle safety for all ages, led by Trips for Kids.
The Montclaire residency is presented in partnership with Discovery Place and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and is funded by the Knight Foundation.
Knight Foundation Grant Bolsters 'City Walks' Project
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and its PlanCharlotte.org web publication have received a $15,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to continue their work as citywide organizers of a series of Charlotte neighborhood "City Walks" each May.
The walks are inspired by the work of urban observer and writer Jane Jacobs and encourage people to learn their city by exploring it on foot and observing it up close. They are part of an international Jane’s Walk movement that has helped neighborhood leaders and others organize walks throughout the world.
PlanCharlotte.org began the Charlotte walks in 2012 with one walk. By 2016 – aided by previous Knight Foundation grants – there were 21 City Walks, including two on bicycles, in neighborhoods such as NoDa, Dilworth, South End, Revolution Park, Enderly Park, Historic West End and Uptown.