UNCC, TIAA-CREF team up to support CMS

UNCC, TIAA-CREF team up to support CMS

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by GREG ARGOS / NewsChannel 36

WCNC.com

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 18 at 6:43 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Dozens of volunteers with UNC Charlotte and the financial services company TIAA-CREF have announced a partnership with some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that is geared toward providing a better educational environment for students.

Thursday morning, the three organizations revealed their plans for the upcoming school year.

TIAA-CREF and UNCC donated more than 1,000 pounds of school supplies; items like backpacks, pencil and crayons. TIAA-CREF also gave the district more than 500 laptops.

"I work for a company that's interested in financial education and literacy," said volunteer Peter Lohri, who works for TIAA-CREF.

"I'm also a father of three school aged children, so for me personally, it's good for the soul," he said.

Volunteers spent time at the Governor's Village campus tidying up the grounds, where Vance High School and Martin Middle School are based.

Besides the hard work put into beautifying the grounds, TIAA-CREF and UNCC are planning on providing internship and job shadowing programs for students starting in 2012.

The organizations chose to support students at the Governor's Village campus since it's based in the University area, as are TIAA-CREF and UNCC.

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