SEED20 Alumni Update: Refugee Support Services

In the Spring of 2006, Rachel Humphries was teaching English as a Second Language through Central Piedmont Community College to a group of recently arrived Montagnard (a region in Vietnam) refugees at an apartment complex in East Charlotte. As Rachel and volunteer Lauren Moore were exposed to and educated about the refugee population in Charlotte,…

Investee Spotlight: ourBRIDGE

ourBRIDGE focuses on children of immigrant and refugee families, helping them achieve academic success and integration into the community through innovative instructional methods and celebration of cultural diversity. Founder, Sil Ganzó envisioned a ‘community where refugee and immigrant children won’t fall behind academically because of a lack of resources, encouragement, and English language skills. A community…

SVP Celebrates 10 Years – Selfie Style!

Our SVP Investees are game changing nonprofits working to attack social and economic inequity in Charlotte.  We partner with them by providing our time, expertise, and financial resources for 1 – 5 years to help strengthen their organizations and increase their impact in the community. Looking back on our first 10 years in the Charlotte area,…

SVP Charlotte Welcomes Associate Director

Heather Karriker recently joined SVP as Associate Director. She comes to the Charlotte team with a background and passion for partnering with Title 1 schools in education and looks forward to larger scale involvement with venture philanthropy. Before coming to SVP, Heather worked in Title 1 schools to increase awareness of the academic, social and emotional needs…