Leading on Opportunity is a new way of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It is a journey, which depends upon getting connected and growing together to achieve a new future for our community.
Uprise 2 Uplift
On September 2016, Charlotte experienced a police involved shooting that resulted in the death of Mr. Keith Lamont Scott, lending way to what was later described as “the 48 hours that shook Charlotte.” One year later, in an attempt to reconcile, there is a collective effort to engage, educate and empower the future generations of Charlotte in an experientially designed approach – it is time to go from Uprising to Uplifting!
Healing. It will be the kick-off addressing community norms and community needs.
Let’s Understand Others
What Works? How to Access Jobs
Community Letter One Year Report
Know Your Rights/Police-Community Relations
Speakers & Perfromances 3pm-6pm
Corine Mack NAACP President
James Ford -Opportunity Taskforce Co-chair
Dwayne Walker- Little Rock
Irwin Carmicheal -Sheriff
Chief Putney -Cmpd
Amanda Barbee -Charlotte Clergy Coalition
Jesse Cureton – One Charlotte
Patrick Graham- Charlotte Works
Pastor John P Kee
& More to be announced12 pm - 6 pmLittle Rock AME Zion 401 North McDowell Street Charlotte, NC 28204
Richard Reeves Book Discussion of Dream Hoarders
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Please join Foundation For The Carolinas on Monday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Richard Reeves to discuss his new book, Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It.
Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, policy director of the Center on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on social mobility, inequality, and family change. Prior to joining Brookings, he was director of strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister. He also served as special consultant to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.6:30 pm – 8:00 pmMcGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square345 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 282026:30 pm - 8 pmMcGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square 345 North College Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Evicted: A discussion with author Matthew Desmond
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond discusses his best selling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, in this free public presentation.6:30 pm - 8 pmMcGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square 345 North College Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Hack for Change
Hack for Change is an empowering and interactive partnering between civic tech hackers and their community to address Charlotte’s economic mobility through design thinking techniques. From September 29 to October 1st, we’ll be exploring problems and possible solutions, with the intent for participants to imagine and build open tools that work for their community.6 pmCamp North End 1824 Statesville Ave Charlotte, NC 28206
On The Table CLT
What we believe.
We believe in the power of connecting on a deeper level with those inside and outside our normal networks.
We believe that exchanging stories and ideas can fuel movements.
We believe that we, as neighbors, have what it takes to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better community.
What it will look like.
On The Table CLT is a community-wide civic engagement initiative. Each interaction will be a reflection of our diverse community. These mealtime dialogues can be sit-down, catered, potluck or brown bag. If you live, work or attend school in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, you can participate.