Billingsville School is a pillar of the Grier Heights community nearly 100 years later

CHARLOTTE — It’s been nearly 100 years since the Billingsville School first opened in Charlotte’s Grier Heights community.

The building, originally used as an all-Black school house, has since become a resource for people in the area.

“On a given day, this is functional joy and chaos is what I like to call it,” said executive director Tijua Robinson. “You can see anything from our GED programming, to our financial literacy programming.”

>> This Black History Month, Channel 9′s DaShawn Brown looked at the ways the center is evolving as a pillar of the community, in the video at the top of the page.

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