Children and Families
We believe in investing and supporting education in our community. Tutor a student, staff a book fair or provide teacher support at Sedgefield Middle School, our CMS partner school serving many low-income families. Become involved in the Lakewood Community by becoming a mentor, working with the Cooperative Preschool or going on Saturday morning bike ride with Charlotte Trips for Kids.
Sedgefield Middle School
MPBC partnership with Sedgefield Middle School provides support to the students, teachers and staff by engaging in activities, supplying resources and mentoring.
Teacher Support: Support the staff in the following ways:
Staff Meeting refreshments……………1st Wednesdays-monthly
Holiday Luncheon……………………………TBD December 2011
Teacher Appreciation………………………May 2012
Patty Henderlite, email@example.com
Book Fair: Volunteers help staff the book fair and assist children making selections.
Cindy Clemens, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fred Allen, email@example.com
Proctors: Volunteers help proctor end-of-grade and end-of-course exams.
Jim Henderlite, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Lucas, email@example.com
MPBC has been in partnership with the Lakewood Community Development Cooperation, Alliance and Cooperative preschool for many years. The Lakewood neighborhood is an economically challenged area of Charlotte located off Rozzelles Ferry Road.
CDC: Volunteers are needed in the area of home improvement, program promotion and resource development.
Dave Nichols, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Alliance: Volunteers are needed to mentor youth involved in the program, help support the Earn-A-Bike and Trips for Kids Program, and participate in the annual school supply drive and Christmas Angel Tree project.
Chini Nichols, email@example.com
Earn-A-Bike, Charlotte Trips for Kids: Riders needed for Saturday morning mountain bike rides.
Paula Fricke, FrickePJ@aol.com
Cooperative Preschool: Volunteers are needed for one-on-one tutoring of 3 and 4 year olds, supply drives and special projects.
Courtney Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakewood Neighborhood Partnership
For 20 years Myers Park Baptist and Faith Memorial Baptist have partnered in a
unique community building effort – facilitating the revitalization of the
distressed, low-income, inner-city neighborhood of Lakewood in northwest
Charlotte. Dramatic results have occurred but challenges abound. Volunteers are
deeply enriched by sharing experiences with and giving hope and encouragement to
families struggling to improve the quality of their lives and their
neighborhood. The difficulties that arise daily in the lives of MPBC families
also arise – often with multiplied impact – in the lives of Lakewood families.
Entry points for involvement are found in the three neighborhood-based
organizations listed below. Each organization has varied opportunities for
getting engaged and making a difference. Anyone willing to walk with and work
beside a Lakewood resident is welcome to share in the joy.
We also partner with the following local agencies to serve our neighbors. Please contact them individually to become involved.
First Baptist West After School Enrichment
1801 Oaklawn Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216
Music & Tutoring Afterschool Program that provides academic and fine arts instruction for grades K-8th. Volunteers needed for small group homework assistance and weekly fine arts lessons.
2904 Tuckaseegee Rd, Chalotte, NC 28208
Hyaets is committed to enrich, embody and inspire community building in the Enderly Park neighborhood. The Jarrell, Williams and Kellett families share a vision to live in communion with the neighbors, offering hospitality, building relationships and sharing the love of Christ.
Children’s Home Society
810 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Working to build families in North Carolina for more than 107 years, CHS has the special focus of helping older children in the foster care system find permanent, safe, and loving homes.
For more information, contact Cheri Lindblom, Director of Outreach, 704.334.7232, ext 46. Or email her at email@example.com.