SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 11, 2019
CPCC Central Campus
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Please join us for the 23rd Annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run on Saturday, May 11, 2019. An estimated 1,000 participants are expected to attend this family-friendly event which supports CPCC student scholarships and other student needs. The CPCC Skyline Run features four components including the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, Walk for Health, 1-mile Family Fun Run and the 5K Baby Jogger Championship. Vendors will be on hand in the Health/Fitness and Food zones to discuss and promote healthy living.
For our 2019 event, we are placing a spotlight on all moms in our community and raising scholarship dollars to support our student mothers women who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families. Your registration helps to provide opportunities and contributes to the upward mobility of our community's citizens.
The 2019 Central Piedmont Skyline Run is certified by USATF (certificate # NC15039DF).
Previous Year Photos
Student Success Story: Khadaijah Krider
At 16-years-old, Khadaijah Krider dropped out of school. That same year, she found out she was pregnant and that became her personal motivation to change her life.
Her son was born in April 2011, and three months later, her son's father passed away. Now a single mother, Khadaijah found a job in a warehouse. "I found myself dedicating time and energy into a job I couldn't grow in," she said. "After three long years, I decided I wanted more, not only for me, but for my son."
Khadaijah left the warehouse and started working for a security company on the weekends. She came to Central Piedmont and, at 21, acquired her GED and joined the Work & Learn program (now called NCWorks NextGen). In October 2016, Khadaijah started slowly with a soft skills course, followed by an additional math course. "At times, I was frustrated because I felt ready to jump into the field, but I understood there was a process. It gave me time to figure out what I really wanted to do," she said.
In January 2018, she began a CNA course and internship at Umanah Healthcare Institute. By April, she had completed her CNA 1, Medication Aide and Phlebotomy courses, and was offered full-time employment as an administrative assistant while working as a part-time CNA at a home healthcare agency. But, Khadaijah said, "Before any title, I'm a mother."
"You may go through things you don't understand, but trust your journey. Put in the work, and I promise, it will not go unnoticed," she said.