Charlotte coalition will announce major push to combat homelessness

At least 70 organizations -- city and county government included -- are involved in the united push, which will culminate with a five-year strategy.
By Glenn Burkins | April 22, 2021

Opinion | As a Black educator, the pandemic has affirmed my vision for America’s most vulnerable students

The pandemic has emboldened my support for charter schools and the belief that we need more of them.
By Cheryl Turner | October 22, 2020

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