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Month: June 2019

June 13, 2019

Shantiqua D. Neely, the current Executive Director at A Child’s Place, joins the staff at First Presbyterian Church on July 8 as Director of Outreach and Mission.

“A foundational area of focus for our outreach at First Presbyterian is a commitment to children and their families,” said the Reverend Pen Peery. “Whether it is in the Westerly Hills or Lakewood neighborhoods, in Mexico or Haiti, or in the middle of uptown, part of what we mean when we say we are ‘for Christ in the heart of Charlotte’ is that we notice, care for and equip children to grow into their God-given potential. With her years of experience in working on behalf of children in our city, Shantiqua brings a special knowledge that will help our church grow in our long-standing mission.”

Before leading A Child’s Place in its efforts to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, Ms. Neely worked for pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, in her native New York City.  She soon decided to focus her Fortune 500 skills toward servant leadership as a College Admissions Counselor at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte and in various roles with the nonprofit drop-out prevention organization Communities In Schools.

Ms. Neely holds a M.S. in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University, a B.A. in Health Policy from the University of Rochester and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Wake Forest University.

“First Presbyterian Church has a long history of answering the many calls of need in this city,” Ms. Neely said. “Our city is at a critical turning point in creating a better future for our young people. I am thrilled to join First Presbyterian in answering that call by bridging social capital locally and globally, to make a better world for future generations.”

June 10, 2019

HELPS Training and Information

HELPS will have two information sessions scheduled for the summer. Information sessions are for people who are not familiar with the HELPS program and would like to learn more to determine if it’s a good fit for them. The sessions include a presentation about the program, the impact so far in Charlotte and a Q&A panel with current HELPS tutors. Sign up for information sessions and trainings on our HELPS calendar.

  • Friday, June 21, 11 a.m.-noon. Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place) in room 101/103.
  • Friday, July 26, 11 a.m. – noon. Main Library (310 North Tryon Street) in the Francis Auditorium.

 

HELPS also will have required 3.5 hour trainings listed on our website beginning in August.

August HELPS Trainings

  • Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sugar Creek Library (4045 North Tryon Street)
  • Friday, August 16, noon – 3:30 p.m., Main Library (310 North Tryon Street)
  • Saturday, August 17, noon – 3:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Wednesday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Wednesday, August 28, noon – 3:30 pm., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)

 

September HELPS Trainings

  • Thursday, September 5, noon 0 3:30 p.m. Main Library (310 North Tryon Street)
  • Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church

 

October HELPS Trainings

  • Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday, October 5, noon – 3:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place
  • Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Thursday, October 24, noon – 3:30 p.m., Main Library (310 North Tryon Street)

 

November HELPS Trainings

  • Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)
  • Wednesday, November 6,  10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday, November 16, noon – 3:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)

 

December HELPS Trainings

  • Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)

 

January 2020 HELPS Trainings

  • Wednesday, January 8, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (200 W Trade Street)
  • Thursday, January 9, noon – 3:30 p.m., Main Library (310 North Tryon Street)
  • Saturday, January 11,  10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Myers Park Presbyterian Church (2501 Oxford Place)

Contact Katie Curry (katie.y.curry@gmail.com) for details on being part of the FPC team during the Around the Crown 10K on Sunday, September 1. The run begins in Romare Bearden Park and the course will include part of I-277. Register now  as part of the First Presbyterian Church team and receive a corporate discount. Watch for more details later this summer.