The Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force reported its findings to the community on March 27, 2017. Although the Task Force has officially completed its work, we know there is much to be done and it will take all of us.
How will we hold one another accountable? The Task Force recommends establishing a Leading on Opportunity Council to provide continuity and deep community engagement around the Task Force’s recommendations. The Council is further charged with developing high-level goals, priorities and expectations within the recommendations. Staff at Foundation For The Carolinas and the United Way will support the work on an interim basis until the most effective long-term structure has been identified.
The new community-led Leading on Opportunity Council is co-chaired by James E. Ford, Program Director at The Public School Forum of North Carolina and Andrea B. Smith, Chief Administrative Officer at Bank of America. Additional members are yet to be named, but will include grass-roots leaders as well as individuals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.