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Crescent donates to museum, public schools

Crescent Communities is partnering with Levine Museum of the New South and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on two programs that will promote collaboration and internet connectivity in public schools.

The real estate development company is sponsoring a bilingual, interactive traveling exhibit created on two portable porches that “explores the ways in which Latinos are shaping the South and vice versa,” according to a statement. The ¡NEUVOlution! Pop Up Porches exhibit was built by Civic by Design and will travel to schools, libraries and community centers over the next year.
In the second program, Crescent has donated 24 Dell Latitude laptop computers, two Surface Pros, and two Dell desktops to the nonprofit Eliminate the Digital Divide, or E2D. The recent donation is designed to ensure that economically disadvantaged students have access to technology and the internet in their homes.
“Education is a philanthropic focus area for Crescent Communities, and we are proud to partner with Levine Museum of the New South on this new and interactive educational tool that will carry a vital cultural conversation forward,” said Jenny Vallimont, director of stewardship and innovation at Crescent, in the statement. “Separately, the laptop donation will help bridge the digital divide that exists in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.”

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