MoRA awarded grant to benefit local youth

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A Unique Partnership

MoRA, in partnership with Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center (CCDC), has been awarded a Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) by the City of Charlotte, Housing & Neighborhood Services.

In step with MoRA’s mission to increase the vibrancy and vitality of life in the Monroe Road corridor, Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center‘s mission is to inspire people of diverse backgrounds to explore beyond their boundaries through dance and circus arts. CCDC’s vision is to create educational opportunities for people to experience the world, which will enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

The matching grant, in the amount of $9000, will assist MoRA and CCDC in furthering their shared objectives.

MoRA and CCDC awarded grant for dance education

Grant to benefit local area schools

Updated: June 2022

Greenway Park Elementary, a creative arts and sciences magnet located on Monroe Road in Charlotte, is a Title 1 Charlotte-Mecklenburg School. Many of Greenway Park’s families do not have access to more costly summer camps and programming. In the first phase of signups, CCDC gave priority to Greenway Park families before extending the invitation to students aged 6-13yo at our area’s other Title 1 schools: Rama Road Elementary, Oakhurst STEAM, Idlewild Elementary, and McClintock Middle.

FREE Dance Camp

Through the grant, MoRA and CCDC will be able to offer two weeks of summer dance camp (across two sessions) to benefit up to forty children and their families. Students will have a unique opportunity to engage in the arts, make new friends and learn new skills.

Each day, students will learn a variety of dance disciplines including aerial dance, hip hop, acrobatics and tumbling. Snacks, breakfast, and lunch will be provided thanks to a partnership with CMS.

CCDC photo of students

MoRA and CCDC are thrilled to be able to bring this program to life, assisted by funding from our partners in the City of Charlotte. 

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.