Reboot Charlotte: DIVA's Make A Difference
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Democratic National Convention leaving behind a legacy of service? One group of women is hoping to reboot what it means to be a DIVA.
Heather Nikonsyk is in charge of the students and the garden at Winterfield Elementary School in East Charlotte. "It's exciting for them to start something and watch something grow," she said.
The garden is one of the targets of the DVA's. The non-partisan group of women was organized by the Democratic National Convention's host committee. They work together to donate, volunteer
Charlotte In 2012's Vi Lyles helped form the group,"Divas can always be glamorous but being from your heart is what makes the real difference and that's what we're looking for. People who have the community and Charlotte at their heart."
Back in the garden, the help is welcome, but the work never stops for Heather Nikonsyk. "We just wanna strive to make this part of town and our community a strong one. And you know every little bit helps," she said.
Planting the seed of service. A mission the DIVA's hope finds its roots long before DNC visitors arrive, and continues to grow after they leave.
The DIVA's latest project was focused on healthy children and healthy families. Their next initiative will focus on young people and civic engagement.