Strong Women Collaborate to promote STEM

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/STEM-Education-Inspire-190x101.png

| By Cynthia Stephens | Study after study demonstrates that women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. However, members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM committee are working together to change this fact. …

Posted in March 2017 | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Strong Women Collaborate to promote STEM

Redefining the History, Color of Appalachian Poverty with OpenDoors of Asheville’s Jasmine Middleton

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/OpenDoors1-190x126.jpg

| By Lauren Stepp | The War on Poverty might just be the longest battle these mountains have ever faced. Officially declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the campaign has featured artilleries of federal aid and failed bootstrapping …

Posted in March 2017 | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Redefining the History, Color of Appalachian Poverty with OpenDoors of Asheville’s Jasmine Middleton

Mary Edwards: A Voice for Kids

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MaryEdwards-152x190.jpg

| By Kiesa Kay | As a girl, Mary Edwards got hurt. Her parents weren’t her perpetrators, but she ended up in foster care. She learned to hide her tears and smile even when she felt full of pain.

Posted in March 2017 | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Mary Edwards: A Voice for Kids

OpenDoors of Asheville to Host 8th Annual Fundraiser “Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas”

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/OpenDoors-190x91.jpg

The gala and art auction at the newly revitalized location of Wedge Brewery and 12Bones directly supports initiatives to help local youth break the cycle of multigenerational poverty.

Posted in February 2017 | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on OpenDoors of Asheville to Host 8th Annual Fundraiser “Art Affair 2017: Urban Canvas”

Farm To School: Coming Together

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/kaitlyn-katie-taste-test-512x330-190x122.jpg

Who grows your food? Many more children today know the answer to that question. One reason more children are tuned in to where their food comes from is the growing farm-to-school movement. This movement has grown by leaps and bounds, …

Posted in September 2016 | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Farm To School: Coming Together

LEAF: Creating a Family of Diverse Communities

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LEAF-190x142.jpg

| By Cortina Caldwell | “I like drumming because I get to make beats. Drumming makes me feel free. It helps me know myself.” ~ Bentley, LEAF Southside Drummer

Posted in September 2016 | Tagged , | Comments Off on LEAF: Creating a Family of Diverse Communities

Sarah: Gift and Giver

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/boysandgirlsclub-190x125.jpg

“Letter” to the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County

Posted in September 2016 | Tagged , | Comments Off on Sarah: Gift and Giver

Asheville Lady Jaguars: Basketball For The Community

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/basketball1-190x127.jpg

| By Gretchin DuBose | To say that I love basketball is an understatement; so when I discovered that we have a semi-pro women’s team here in Asheville I was beyond excited and now I want to share that excitement …

Posted in August 2015 | Tagged , | Comments Off on Asheville Lady Jaguars: Basketball For The Community

Teaching Creativity: An Interview with Susie van der Vorst on the Future of Education

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hangar11.jpg

  By Katey Schultz   Camp Spring Creek, located just outside Bakersville in Mitchell County, is an academic and recreational camp supporting children, ages 6 to 14, with dyslexia. “So many people with dyslexia are misunderstood,” says co-founder and co-director …

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , | Comments Off on Teaching Creativity: An Interview with Susie van der Vorst on the Future of Education

OpenDoors of Asheville: Helping Eliminate Child Poverty

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OpenDoors.jpg

  By Tom Kerr   Founded by women in 2009, OpenDoors of Asheville is a not-for-profit organization connecting children living in multigenerational poverty with an active, individualized network of opportunity, education, and enrichment. Kristine Oblock, one of the most active …

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , | Comments Off on OpenDoors of Asheville: Helping Eliminate Child Poverty

Meet “The Moozic Lady” Sonia Brooks

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/moozic.jpg

There is a lady in town who performs folk music for young children daily. Sonia Brooks, The Moozic Lady, drives around Asheville, NC every morning playing music for the youngest members of our city. For nearly 20 years now, Brooks …

Posted in zArchive | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Meet “The Moozic Lady” Sonia Brooks

Common Sense Health: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids in a Toxic World

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/maureenmarchphotoSmaller.jpg

  By Maureen McDonnell, RN   I don’t usually pull the “age card” in our youth-oriented society, but I’m going to just put it out there and tell you that I am a grandmother of 7 kids and I have …

Posted in zArchive | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Common Sense Health: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids in a Toxic World

Lorre Diamond’s “Footnotes” Brings Dancing Spirit to Grieving Hearts

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/LorreDiamond-1.jpg

  Grieving and abused children learn to transform emotions by exercising the body, stimulating the creative mind, and dancing their truths – together in community.   By Sherri McLendon   In “FootNotes,” there are few wrong moves, says Lorre Diamond, …

Posted in zArchive | Tagged , | Comments Off on Lorre Diamond’s “Footnotes” Brings Dancing Spirit to Grieving Hearts

Mindfully Yours: Meryl Joan Lammers, Hip with Heart

http://www.wncwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Meryl.jpg

  By Judith Toy   At the 1997 Grammy Awards, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Artists said, “Music therapists are breaking down the walls of silence and affliction of autism, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.” Meryl …

Posted in zArchive | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Mindfully Yours: Meryl Joan Lammers, Hip with Heart