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Volunteer Spotlight

Giving On and Off the Court

July 25, 2019

Rachel Rodriguez has been a loyal volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for more than 20 years. Rachel found Alexander during a difficult time in her life and she decided to turn her frustrations into helping others. Initially, she served as a mentor but eventually became a Lunch Buddy. In her time with Alexander, she has […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Meagan Speck

April 9, 2019

Meagan Speck – Lunch Buddy Meagan is a lunch buddy who has been volunteering at Alexander Youth Network since July 2018. She is originally from Houston, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016. She is currently a leasing professional at Elizabeth Square Apartments.  How do you […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Virginia Molan

April 8, 2019

Virgina Molan – Junior League  Virgina has been a volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for more than five years as a member of the Junior League of Charlotte AYN Committee Chair. This past year she joined the Alexander Children’s Foundation Board of Directors. Virginia is a local to Charlotte, NC and is a Campus Recruiting Consultant […]

Linda Lynch Alexander Youth Network volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Lynch

May 22, 2018

When you show up for work each day with a smile on your face and a true passion for what you do, you’re bound to be popular with your coworkers. But when you show up with that smile and passion AND you’re working for free? Now that is something really special. Nearly every week, Linda […]

Forest Hill Middle School volunteer

Giving is Living

August 29, 2017

This past July, the Forest Hill Middle School Urban Serve group brought to life the old adage that your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give. The teens joined us for a three-day campus beautification service project that included painting benches, refreshing the children’s garden, laying mulch and more. Laura Wilson and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole and Larry Nicholson

February 2, 2017

  Meet Alexander volunteers Carole and Larry Nicholson. They moved to Charlotte from Tennessee and have been living here for 20 years. Carole, now a retired community volunteer, used to work in advertising and marketing and Larry works in the bank security industry. They have two boys and three grandchildren ages 9, 7 and 1 […]

Pressly Williams AYN volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Pressly Williams

September 13, 2016

  Meet Alexander volunteer Pressly Williams. Pressly is 25 years old and grew up a couple of miles from Alexander. After college, she joined the family business (Renfrow Hardware). She also operates and manages a small farm in downtown Matthews called Renfrow Farms which sells fruits, vegetables, flowers and honey. She has been married to […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteer Spotlight: Cynthia Peace, Ebenezer Baptist Church

April 22, 2016

During National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16), Alexander Youth Network featured Ebenezer Baptist Church on its Facebook page, highlighting the church’s visit to our Charlotte campus during Easter and doing an Easter egg hunt with kids in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). We met with Ebenezer Baptist Church group leader Cynthia Peace and […]

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