The world is hot, but it’s even hotter inside of cities, partly due to the “urban heat island,” which occurs “when cities replace natural land cover with dense concentrations of pavement, buildings, and other surfaces that absorb and retain heat.” It’s an issue of inequity that often directly affects customers who visit Crisis Assistance Ministry.
What We’re Reading in 2021: Our Top Ten Picks for the New Year
Following a year that exposed so much racial inequity ingrained in the bedrock of our society, we are focused on understanding and finding ways to dismantle structural racism.
Six Facts About Racial Disparity in Mecklenburg County You Should Know
We know that access and opportunity open doors. And we may even know that access and opportunity are not equally distributed to all of our residents. But, do we know exactly what those disparities look like? And, further, the actions we can take to address them head-on?
Budgeting Tips from an Economic Mobility Specialist
Thinking about money can be hard. Sometimes it can just seem easiest to ignore it completely. But not planning for or thinking about our finances might mean that there isn’t enough to cover the things we really need. That’s why it makes sense to try and come up with a plan, a spending plan/budget, for your money.
New Year’s Resolutions
The first day of the new year is the perfect time to reflect and goal-set for the upcoming year. This year, you can fill your resolution list with goals that aren’t just good for you, but good for the community as well.
Lend a Helping Hand on the Longest Night of the Year
The winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year.At the agency, we’re thinking about how long nights could impact our neighbors in need. Here’s how you can help right now.
Have an Extra Hour? Here’s How You Can Serve the Community.
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m., so we’ve come up with a few suggestions of what to do with your extra hour.
What We’re Listening To: Our Top Discussion-Provoking Podcasts
Here are our top discussion-provoking podcasts for October 2019.