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The Hoarding of the American Dream

In a new book, Brookings scholar Richard Reeves, argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility. Read more here.

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Social capital is a critical factor for change in Charlotte — 4 experts weigh in on what needs to happen next

Read more about what Mario Shaw, Cynthia Knight, Dr. Lyndall Hare, and Andrew Plepler have to say about economic opportunity work in Charlotte.

 

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City of Charlotte launches HousingCLT – A landlord consortium initiative

The city of Charlotte launches HousingCLT – A landlord consortium initiative. Learn about the announcement here.

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Can Love Close the Achievement Gap?

Read about the Boston Basics evidence-based parenting principles designed for children under the age of 3 and their impact: Can Love Close the Achievement Gap?

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What Is Your American Dream Score?

Find out what factors were working in your favor and what you had to overcome to get where you are today. The American Dream Score calculator was developed by GALEWiLL. The initiative strives to engage people on issues related to poverty, inequality and opportunity.

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GreenLight Fund Announcement

Boston-based GreenLight Fund announced a commitment to bring $3.5 million to Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Learn about the announcement here and their search for an executive director.

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How Poverty Changes the Brain-(The Atlantic)

Read about how a Boston nonprofit is using a new strategy to increase early brain development: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/04/can-brain-science-pull-families-out-of-poverty/523479/

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How Parents Widen — or Shrink — Academic Gaps (Education Week)

Read about how income affects a parent’s and child’s experience at school: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/04/19/how-parents-widen–or-shrink–academic-gaps.html

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Watch the Leading on Opportunity Presentation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force shared its findings on March 27, 2017. If you missed the event, you can watch it here. Thanks to the GOV Channel for recording and live streaming the presentation.

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Leading on Opportunity Report Presentation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force presented its recommendations to the community on March 27, 2017. The following presentation summarizes the report’s findings.

Leading on Opportunity Report Presentation