Project L.I.F.T., Charlotte, community initiative to help close achievement gap in West Charlotte Corridor schools, committing $950,000 to support Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro announced $565,000 in grants for 2011-12 grant cycle to 20 local arts projects and organizations.
Michelle Newsome, fifth-grade teacher, Ahoskie Elementary School, received $2,000 shopping spree from RBC Bank.
Hege Library, Guilford College, awarded $64,791 grant from federal Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create technology-enabled collaborate learning spaces.
Food drive at Samet Corporation collected over 1,300 pounds of nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem.