Opinion | Digital divide has become a chasm due to Covid
Equitable access to technology and skills directly impacts equitable access to jobs and, in particular, jobs that can sustain a family.
By Dana McDonald, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont | October 8, 2020
Black workers are more likely to be unemployed but less likely to get unemployment benefits
More people than ever became eligible for unemployment benefits after Congress included part-time and gig workers, but the data shows that hasn’t solved a huge racial disparity. Here’s why.
By Ava Kofman and Hannah Fresques, ProPublica | August 25, 2020
Chime Solutions, a Black-owned firm based in Georgia, will bring 250 jobs to Charlotte
The announcement comes as Charlotte-Mecklenburg struggles to overcome the economic pain brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020
Leading on Opportunity executive director to exit in January
Stephanie Cooper-Lewter announces plans to leave Leading on Opportunity for Financial Security CLT.
By Katrina Louis | November 26, 2019
Lyft and Charlotte nonprofits partner to give rides to job training and interviews
As part of Lyft's $50 million City Works initiative, the company announced its Jobs Access Program to close transportation gaps for low-income residents.
By Katrina Louis | October 28, 2019
Patrick Graham shares parting words for Charlotte, including message for community leaders
Former nonprofit leader Patrick Graham is leaving Charlotte to serve as the Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond, Va.
By Patrick C. Graham | May 29, 2019
JCSU president’s inauguration speech filled with plans to improve upward mobility
JCSU President Clarence Armbrister encouraged the audience to provide scholarships, jobs and other opportunities to help close Charlotte's opportunity gap.
By Katrina Louis | April 6, 2019
More than $70M pledged to Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis
Three major financial institutions announced a combined investment of $70.75 million to chip away at Charlotte’s affordable housing problem. Leaders […]
By Katrina Louis | January 16, 2019
BLKTECHCLT and Carolina Fintech Hub partner to offer paid training and jobs in tech
New partnership focuses on recruiting local Black IT professionals for six-month training program that concludes with full-time position.
By Kallan Louis | December 31, 2018