Issue 3, UCITY Family Zone Newsletter

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UCITY Family Zone A collaborative, place-based initiative empowering communities to increase opportunity and improve the quality of life.

EDUCATION | FAITH LEADERS | FOOD SECURITY | HEALTH & WELLNESS |NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

AUGUST 2021 • ISSUE 3

Harvesting Humanity Harvesting Humanity, LLC was founded in December 2018 by Educator and Creative Solutionary, Eboné Lockett, M.S. Ed. The Harvesting Humanity mission is to innovate and execute holistically integrated Science, Technology, Reading and writing, Engineering, Arts, Architecture and Mathematics (S.T.R.E.A.A.M©) service-learning curricula and experiences that engage, prepare, and position diverse local, national, and global Solutionaries. Eboné describes the company as a revolutionary creative and education movement. She lives by the mantra “Non-Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus” (We Learn Not for School but for Life). By taking a holistic and experiential approach to education, the organization focuses on “people to people and people to place connections and innovative solutions to challenges plaguing people and places".

What do you need? Harvesting Humanity, LLC needs the power, position, and resources of community members, businesses, organizations, and systems allocated and aligned to support their intersectional and holistic work. Three key ways to allocate and align resources are to donate to their current "Go Fund Me campaign", become a "Solutionary Sponsor" of the organization and engage in unique experiences designed and facilitated by Harvesting Humanity. “A special thank you to the UCITY Family Zone for sowing seeds into our work as a "Solutionary Sponsor". I especially appreciate how the UCITY Family Zone is working to create solutions that include the people, the organizations, and the systems. ” Eboné Lockett

In the last 18 months, her hyperlocal work has been in the Hidden Valley and Sugar Creek areas of Charlotte, NC. She has brought mindfulness and meditation practices, solar teaching and environmental stewardship, and agricultural experiences that focus on strengthening and developing intergenerational community members, school systems, and diverse organizations. “This is heART work,” says Lockett when asked what is important for people to know about her and her organizational leadership. “I am aligned in passion, purpose, and profession to positively impact our local, national, and global communities.”

To learn more about Harvesting Humanity, their work and how to get involved, visit their website at https://www.harvestinghumanity.com/


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NONPROFIT RESOURCES Google Ads for Nonprofits https://www.google.com/grants/ Raise awareness. Attract donors. Recruit volunteers. Up to $10,000 ad spend a month. Foundation for the Carolinas Competitive grant programs managed by the Foundation https://fftcgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search. aspx Share Charlotte Their mission is to build a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them. https://sharecharlotte.org/

FOOD PANTRY Hope Street Food Pantry hopestreetfoodpantry.org/ Open Thursdays from 4-7 PM 4100 Johnston Oehler Rd Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 584-9073 food@hopecharlotte.com

Fundraising Resources https://learning.candid.org/ The information you need to do good.

DATES TO REMEMBER University City Farmers Market - Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM, The Shoppes at University Place https://univcitymarket.org/

Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com/ Percentage of all purchases are donated to the selected nonprofit Facebook Fundraising https://socialimpact.facebook.com/charitable-giving/ Nonprofits using Facebook’s payment platform to process donations pay no fee — 100% of the donations go to the charity. TechSoup https://www.techsoup.org/ Nonprofit tech marketplace

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UCFZ STEERING COMMITTEE SOCIAL CAPITAL

FOOD SECURITY Pat Martinez CEO/Leadership Strategist at Leadership in the Clouds™

Alonzo Hill President / Owner/ Chef at Zolingo's Spice for Life

Fun Fact "My leadership skills were formulated as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. I had great Latina leaders as mentors!

Fun Fact "I grew up on a farm in Southern Maryland. We grew vegetables, fruit, tobacco and raised pigs"

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SOCIAL CAPITAL

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS Over 60 organizations collaborate. In this edition, we are introducing the following. Click on the organization's name to learn more about the impactful work they are doing.

ARCHES Atrium Health - Kids Eat Free

Social capital allows a group of people to work together effectively to achieve a common purpose or goal. (source: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/socialcapit al.asp)

Atrium Health B.Y.E. LLC Camino Center Charlotte Resilience Project Christ Covenant Church

How are you using your social capital to increase the economic outcomes of the families the the University City Family Zone? Share on our Facebook page.

CMPD CMS Community Hub E2D Energy & Environment Innovation Foundation Grace Church Heal Charlotte Leadership in the Clouds™

Call for submissions Help us keep up with the great work and community activism going on in the University City area. Send us your photos with a description of time, place and organization info. Are you an organization serving the University City area? Let us know and join the UCITY Family Zone. Email us today at info@ucityfamilyzone.com.

Men of Destiny Muslim Community Center The Prodigal Son Stonebridge Church Community UNC Charlotte University City Connect University City Partners Ucity Women's Center Keith Family YMCA Zolingo's Spice for Life

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