James Ford speaks to SVP Partnership

The second Partner meeting of the year was held on May 17th, and continued the trend of the ‘Lunch and Learn’ style meeting that the Partnership have expressed an interest in keeping around. James Ford, Charlottean of the Year (2014), spoke on the current education system, what makes him so passionate, and what individuals can do…

An Evening with Paul Shoemaker

SVP welcomed Paul Shoemaker in April for an ‘Engage & Explore’ evening at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. The Partnership enjoyed dinner and fellowship in a casual atmosphere for the evening event. Approximately 60 Partners and guests shared the evening and heard his speech on “What’s Your Can’t Not Do?” Paul is the past president of SVP International and…

SEED20 Alumni Network meets new ‘graduates’

Wednesday, May 18th, the leadership group of the SEED20 Alumni Network held a fun, BBQ get-together at the home of Chris and Jodi Hummer. The Network welcomed the new class of 2016 with casual introductions and conversation. Upon gathering in small groups to ‘share their story’, everyone at the event was sure to see at least a few new faces…

A Special Thank You to SEED20 Cultivators!

SVP was excited to launch the SEED20 Cultivators for the SEED20 Class of 2016.  This is a group of individuals committed to supporting the SEED20 program financially ($1,000). The SEED20 Cultivators will be a key component of our long-term growth and sustainability strategy. The group of Cultivators that contributed to the 2016 program were… Burkard, Denise &…

Investees get awesome leadership opportunity!

SVP is grateful for a wonderful leadership opportunity being provided to our Investees by Tom Lane and OneTeam Leadership. This program is designed to help participants create and effectively lead an organization that is highly effective and healthy.  The first phase of the program will focus on individual leadership development (three day self leadership immersion) and the…

Investee Update: YDI

Youth Development Initiatives Inc. (YDI) seeks to maximize the potential in underprivileged, at-risk youth and the agencies that work with them by devising curriculum and training modules that establish effective guidance courses, after school and mentoring programs, and summer enrichment initiatives founded on research and widely recognized best practices. The YDI program and curriculum encourage…

SEED20 in full swing!

SEED20 kicked off the coaching sessions with a successful workshop. Cathy Anderson, formerly of Queens University, and Partner Reginald White, of Toran Enterprises, provided guidance on how to give a compelling pitch. Dee Lanier, of UNCOMMEN, gave an opening pep talk to the twenty to open the second session before practice and coaching began.  The SEED20…

SEED20 Video Honored with an Emmy!

It’s award season and SEED20 got in on the action! Priceless Misc, our video and web partner, created an inspiring short documentary called “Zuri, Rosi, and Circle de Luz” screened at SEED20 OnStage last March. The film features the story of SEED20 alum, Circle de Luz, and their impact on Latinas in our community. Not…