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for Charlotte Magazine Vol. 22 Issue 12, December 2017
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Scoggins’ efforts to end school segregation in Charlotte, started at Harding High School in 1957, was nurtured by parents who promoted equal treatment for all. Her efforts, which helped to generate a public school system among the most diverse in America, face recent challenges such as racist groups also targeting Latino students. Ongoing efforts to restore diversity and equity, which resulted in her becoming a 2017 Charlottean of the Year award recipient, include a mentoring program at Garinger High School.
Helping the city to close its fiscal gap toward the construction of Freedom Apartments is Covenant Presbyterian Church. Its low interest loan, a form of financial assistance rarely adopted by the area’s churches, is a continuation of efforts to alleviate housing insecurity. Other endeavors enacted since Covenant’s founding in 1951 include its aid to blacks displaced by urban renewal in the 1960s to co-founding the Jeremiah Project in the 1980s.