Charlotte-Based Reemprise Fund Awards Grant to Families First in Cabarrus County

families firstEarlier this year, Aurora Swain of Families First in Cabarrus County pitched her nonprofit’s innovative ideas to an audience of over 900 people during Social Venture Partners’ SEED20 OnStage. Aurora’s supporters filled up the front row of Knight Theater to cheer her on as she represented Families First and the families she helps every day.

“I will never forget the first day when parents struggled to sign their names and even hold a pen,” Aurora said during her pitch. “You see, in Latin American countries education is not mandatory like in the USA. Obviously they couldn’t read or write. We resolved the problem by opening a school for adults, Monday – Saturday. I promise there is nothing more inspirational than this, seeing the power and freedom adults gain when learning how to read and write. We are educating the whole family.

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Luncheon Recap

Thank you for joining us as we concluded our 20th anniversary year with the Voices for Children Luncheon. We want to thank our Board of Directors, staff, direct service providers, and community for helping us change young lives in Cabarrus County. There are no words to express how grateful we are for your support.

In case you missed it:

Download: 2017-18 Annual Report

Video: Arath's Journey (A.L. Brown Principal and Teacher Interviews)

Video: Arath's Presentation at the Voices for Children Luncheon

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Families First in Cabarrus County Selected as SEED20 Finalist

ff aurora smallCongratulations to Aurora Swain for being selected as one of ten SEED20 finalists!

SEED20 is an annual competition for nonprofit entrepreneurs that identifies, spotlights and supports twenty of the region's most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. The nonprofit entrepreneurs will be showcased at an event called SEED20 OnStage on Monday, March 27 at the Knight Theater.  Vying for prizes, up to ten finalists will give fast-paced three minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and to the live audience.

Show your support for Aurora and Families First:

  1.  Vote for Aurora

  2. Attend SEED20 OnStage on Monday, March 27

  3. Spread the Word

Photo Credit: Mark Weber, SEED20

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