SoACE Partnership with MeckEd Career Pathways

The SoACE Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce MeckEd's Career Pathways program as our 2022 philanthropy partner.

MeckEd's mission is to ensure that all students in Mecklenburg County have access to the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to lead productive, successful lives.  To work towards this mission, MeckEd operates two programs, Charlotte NEXT and Career Pathways. 

Career Pathways is designed to address the college and career readiness gaps facing student populations (ages 16-21) who are most at-risk. CP removes the obstacles to success these students face by connecting a student’s education to career possibilities, providing navigational services, soft skills training, work-based learning experiences (job shadows, internships, site visits, apprenticeships), and supportive services such as transportation to and from internships, work-appropriate attire, college application fees, and access to training programs.

Donations from SoACE

Donations from SoACE will support Career Pathways programming. Specifically, donations will provide critical supportive services to students engaged with the program such as:

  • $10.00 - pays for an hour of childcare for a mother in our program
  • $25.00 - provides transportation to an internship
  • $50.00 - provides scrubs for a student pursuing a career in healthcare
  • $75.00 - pays for a college application
  • $100.00 - provides 1 session of career readiness training for 25 students

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Every donation, no matter the size (and no matter whether you're attending the conference), has a direct impact.  Give today by visiting this site and selecting SoACE from the dropdown menu.  

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Make plans to join us in Charlotte, NC on December 5-8Conference Registration is now open!


Thank you 2022 - 2023 Annual Association Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors ($10,000)


Platinum Sponsors ($7,500)


Gold Sponsors ($5,000)  

Silver Sponsors ($3,000)

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)


Friends of SoACE ($500)