It seems like it was just yesterday that we finished planning Holocaust and human rights programs for educators in North and South Carolina and started working with old and new friends. The truth is, September is fully in the past and May has arrived, signalling the end of another school year is close at hand. As we stop and think about the places we have been and the people we met there, it is a humbling moment.
Just five short years ago, we opened our doors to a public who had no idea who we were or what we had to offer. During a full year and a half of that time, COVID-19 restrictions prevented us from bringing in-person programs to schools and community groups. During a time when we were just beginning to define ourself as a Holocaust and social justice center, we found that we had to re-define and re-imagine to fit in the virtual world. Thanks to generous grants, loyal supporters, and schools and community groups dedicated to enriching their knowledge and understanding of human rights issues, we grew exponentially during those very challenging months. The Greenspon team expanded offerings and made new relationships, not because of who we are, but because of who you are and what you wanted to learn.
We take this moment to thank the following schools and groups for partnering with us during the past year. Because of these organizations, we were able to bring the lessons of the Holocuast and human rights to students and adults who look to them for lessons that build us up and bring us together.
Aldersgate Retirement Community, Banks Trail Middle School, Berewick Elementary, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s Exceptional Children Staff, Corvian Community High School, the FBI, Forest Creek Middle School, Fort Mill Middle School, Harper Middle College, Hawthorne Academy High School, Johnston County Schools Social Studies Department, Kennesaw State University, Levine Museum of the New South, Nation Ford High School, Oasis Senior Group, Piedmont Middle School, Providence Day School, Providence Spring Elementary, Queens University at Charlotte, Rosh Chodesh Group Women’s Group, Temple Bet El Brotherhood, Trinity Episcopal School, and Waltonwood Retirement Community.
We look forward to working with these groups, and many more, in the future. Reach out to Donna Tarney or Talli Dippold to get on our calendar for the year ahead. We truly do have something for everyone!