Luminocity

Luminocity

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December 14, 2020 55 min

Relatives mean everything.  Every day, young people without supportive families or who are escaping precarious home situations often find themselves trapped in a downward spiral. Without the help of The Relatives, the odds are stacked against these youth.

For young people in crisis, The Relatives steps in where no one else can. Over its 45-year history, The Relatives is unmatched in finding solutions for the countless challenges tha...

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November 23, 2020 43 min

Over 1 in 3 families in Charlotte are food insecure, yet nearly 40% of all food produced in the U.S. ends up in the trash before ever reaching consumers. How can there be this much food, but still so much food insecurity? In the words of Kim April, the Founder of Feeding Charlotte. "The problem is not a lack of food in the United States, it's a distribution problem."

Feeding Charlotte (formerly known as Food Connection C...

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October 25, 2020 56 min

This month Luminocity is spotlighting Heal Charlotte, holistically addressing real issues in Charlotte, one community at a time.

Founder, Greg Jackson, shares how the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in September 2016 changed his life. Shortly after the shooting, Greg showed up with others to protest the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at its headquarters the day after the shooting but says a crucial conversation that d...

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September 27, 2020 36 min

Founded in 2014, Digi-Bridge has been providing courses, events, and robotic kits to children in the Charlotte community, fostering STEAM education for young learners. Digi-Bridge aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age.

We sat down with the CEO of Digi-Bridge, Alyssa Sharpe, to ...

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As a follow-up to our latest episode with She Built This City, we're sharing a series of interviews Andy did at the Women@Work Trade Expo at the Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center back in March.

Andy had the chance to sit down with five women who have built successful careers for themselves in the construction industry in Charlotte. These women were kind enough to share their experience working in a primarily male...

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She Built This City encourages, equips, and empowers women and girls to pursue careers in the construction and manufacturing trades. The mission is to spark interest in startups, careers, and exploration in these areas through after-school programs, camps, workshops, women-focused career fairs, and conferences. She Built This City helps women and girls in all stages of life to foster their skills and interest in maker spaces they m...

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July 31, 2020 69 min

Do Greater Charlotte is helping address the lack of exposure and access to creative, technological, and entrepreneurial education within underserved communities in Charlotte. Their programs prepare learners for the future with tools and training made possible through partnership with professional creative community mentors.

This episode, Andy and Jordan sit down with William McNeely, the founder of Do Greater Charlotte. William is a...

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Kristin Beck, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners (SVP) and Kerry Tornesello, SEED20 Volunteer Coach, share how venture philanthropy is empowering local nonprofits and encouraging social innovation in Charlotte. They also share about the impact the annual SEED20 event is having on our community. Get your ticket to the virtual SEED20 event at 7pm on March 31, 2020! 

Learn More:
Social Venture Partners Charlotte
SEED20
SEED20 T...

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Hope Laugh Play hosts LEGO Build Events at local hospitals, camps, and schools in the Charlotte and Atlanta areas. For a few playful hours, children have the opportunity to escape and have fun with LEGOs. Mark and Cathy Lewis bring in volunteers and an inventory of new LEGO sets that span all ages and interests to allow children to select their own set to build. Volunteers play alongside each child to assist with the build experien...

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February 3, 2020 135 min

Katie Rose from Attach Families shares how her nonprofit organization is helping families and children with attachment disorders. Attachment disorders are psychiatric illnesses that can develop in young children who have experienced significant trauma, such as abuse and neglect, in their young lives. Diagnoses of Reactive Attachment Disorder and Developmental Trauma Disorder are commonly known attachment disorders, and these disord...

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On the last episode of the year, Andy shares some insights and resources on finding a charity that aligns with your personal values, performing due diligence before donating, and volunteering your time in a way that is meaningful and impactful.  

Resources:

IRA Tax-Exempt Organization Search

Website to Search for Non-Profits by Cause

Volunteer Match

Share Charlotte

Give.org

Charity Navigator

Charity Watch

TED Talk on How We Think About Char...

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November 25, 2019 60 min

Patriots Path is a non-profit organization that supports veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses in finding meaningful employment opportunities by defining career goals, mapping out job search strategies, identifying opportunities, creating a marketing approach and connecting within our community to peers, mentors and coaches for continued networking and support.

Get involved at: https://patriots-path.org/
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Magloire Lubika is the Founder and Executive Director of a Charlotte non-profit called Smell the Roses. Magloire and his team are improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness through their Sense of Purpose program.  This program helps Charlotte's homeless by providing them the opportunity for things that most of us take for granted, such as a haircuts, hygiene products, a fresh meal, and most importantly, a friendship...

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September 30, 2019 39 min

The Bulb aims to increase food security and reduce food waste in Charlotte by providing local and rescued food to neighborhoods that don't have access to affordable, fresh produce. Through partnerships with local farmers, chefs, and other like-minded organizations, The Bulb provides mobile markets where communities are given access to food that will help improve their health, wellness, and happiness.

Support The Bulb Today: www...

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Families Forward Charlotte partners with low-income families to provide individualized mentoring, educational opportunities, and essential support as they walk alongside each family on their journey toward long-term stability and economic mobility.

Families Forward Charlotte is currently looking for volunteer Family Liaisons to provide 4 to 6 hours per month to partner with families to help with goal setting, budgeting, accountabili...

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July 30, 2019 54 min

Stephen Vaughn is the Founder and Executive Director of Charlotte Based Non-Profit Dream Chasers (formerly known as Xcel 2 Fitness). Dream Chasers is an after-school activity based program that uses functional fitness to teach kids about overcoming obstacles, facing fears, working as a team, and chasing dreams.

Support Dream Chasers here: https://dreamchasers.org/ 

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July 27, 2019 1 min

Illuminating the needs in our city, the organizations committed to serving those needs, and the people whose lives have been changed by the generosity of others. 

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