MICC will remain at Midwood for 10 more years!
Thanks to the support of the community at Midwood International & Cultural Center (MICC, for short) and our Plaza-Midwood neighbors, the board of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools voted on March 20, 2018 to approve a renewal of MICC’s lease for five years, with five annual renewals — a total of 10 years! Our people made a wonderful case at the school board’s March 13 meeting, and we are grateful to the tenants and friends of MICC who told their stories.
- Click here to watch the MICC presentations at the CMS board meeting, which begin at 21:50.
- The meeting was also covered by local new Channel 46 — click here to see the story.
- Charlotte’s Spanish language paper Hola News also highlighted our effort.
In 2012, the Charlotte Mecklenburg School board chose the MICC from a broad field of competitors, to revitalize the property at 1817 Central Avenue. Since that day, the organizations honored to call MICC home have created a unique urban environment that not only supports and expands the mission of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools; together, we change lives —
- Educating and supporting a diverse community of kids and adults to secure their success in Charlotte
- Building family economic strength and opportunity, and improving social mobility
- Stabilizing & reunifying families — creating ever-stronger environments where families thrive and students excel
MICC’s lease on the building we’ve upgraded and stewarded for the last six years was due for renewal in June of 2018, and both MICC tenants and the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood wanted to see MICC remain at 1817 Central Avenue for another 10 years. So MICC asked the board of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to help us continue serving Charlotte from the heart of Plaza Midwood — to say Yes! to a ten-year lease — and to the difference we make together.
We’re transforming lives at MICC
Nowhere else in Charlotte will you find such diverse activity under one roof — from microlending at the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank to photography classes for all ages at longtime Charlotte studio The Light Factory, from newcomers learning English at International House to concerned citizens studying policy issues at the League of Women Voters. Resident MICC organizations educate kids and adults, build economic & social mobility, strengthen & reunify families, and support success for thousands of people every year.