Central Piedmont Transforms lives

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Derrick Miller
Scholarship Recipient
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Kait Hruska
Single Stop Beneficiary
Veronica Jones
Veronica Jones
Scholarship Recipient

Community Partnerships Spotlight

Gardhouse, a Charlotte nonprofit organization, is helping college students receive job experience through paid internships. Through a United Way of Greater Charlotte program, Gardhouse matches underrepresented students with local businesses to provide support for business operations while offering professional networking connections and a place to use classroom knowledge in real-world scenarios. Kaosisochi Duruanyim, a nursing student from Central Piedmont, is an intern with Gardhouse.  He has been working with SchermCo, a national social impact implementation firm. Read more about Kaosi and Gardhouse via Spectrum News.

Donor Spotlight

Edith Strickland DeLaine
Central Piedmont Donor since 2007

A love of learning brought Edith Strickland DeLaine to Central Piedmont not long after the college opened in 1963. A love for others and a desire to help them achieve their educational dreams led her to become a monthly donor to the college in 2007.

Both educators, Ms. DeLaine and her late husband, B.B. DeLaine, took cabinet making, interior design, flower arranging, sewing, photography and auto mechanics classes at Central Piedmont. They used what they learned in these classes to build a home for them and their three children. There, they taught and role modeled for their children how to care for one another and others.

Ms. DeLaine believes that "everyone between the ages of 17 and 70 should have an opportunity to learn without financial worries." To this point, she established the Edith Strickland DeLaine Scholarship at Central Piedmont which provides annual financial support to students enrolled in trade-related courses at the college. The Edith Strickland DeLaine Scholarship is funded in love and a belief in people. "I love my life, and there is so much joy in giving. Part of giving is giving of yourself. I am a winner because I give. I am proof of getting much in return for giving. I want everyone to live, love, learn and be free."
Scholarship Impact
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