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​​November 23, 2015


BOCCHomeless Candlelight Vigil Held Monday Night

November is known as National Homeless Awareness Month and Mecklenburg County recognized the effort with a candlelight memorial vigil at the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center inside the Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College St. on Nov. 23.

The vigil was organized by the Homeless Services Network and the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg to remember those who passed away in the last year.

Learn about Mecklenburg County homeless services at or call 704-432-7233.
County Recognizes World AIDS Day with ‘The Voices Project’

In honor of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), influential members of our community, including Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia, will participate in The Voices Project at the Wells Fargo Auditorium, 430 S Tryon St on Monday, Nov. 30. As storytellers, they will share personal accounts from some of our friends and family who are living with HIV and AIDS.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a pre-show reception. This event is free, and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the programs and services provided by Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN).

For more information, contact Dr. Marcus Plescia at 980-314-9020 or
Park and Rec Mentoring Program Provides Valuable Work Experience to Local Youth

More than 30 teens from across Mecklenburg County recently gained valuable work experience thanks to Park and Recreation’s Recreation Employment Corps Mentor/Mentee program.

In early November, mentees, ages 14 – 17, completed a 9-month paid internship in which they were paired with staff at recreation centers, aquatic facilities and nature centers. Students were able to get a glimpse of what it’s like to work in the park and recreation field while learning skills such as public speaking, time management and how to provide good customer service.

Mentees assisted staff by helping with programs such as youth soccer and large events such as Bark in the Park and the Bearden Birthday Bash at Romare Bearden Park.

This is the fourth year that Park and Recreation has sponsored the program. Participants were selected through a formal application and interview process.

Congratulations to all participants!
Happy Thanksgiving

The next Board Bulletin will be sent on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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