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

Careers4All: From prison to full-time employment

After spending more than 20 years in prison, finding work proved nearly impossible for 43-year-old Jaraun “Gemini” Boyd. “I couldn’t […]
By Michaela Duckett | April 2, 2018

Leading on Opportunity appoints Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter as executive director

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, who was orphaned in India, will lead a countywide initiative to address Charlotte-Mecklenburg's economic mobility problem, which tends to keep poor people poor.
By Glenn Burkins | January 16, 2018

Levine Foundation to assist low-income, minority students entering CPCC

Starting next fall, 15 low-income, minority students from five local high schools will get to attend Central Piedmont Community College tuition-free.
By Glenn Burkins | October 31, 2016

Patrick Graham talks about his decision to leave Urban League of Central Carolinas

After nine years leading the local Urban League, Patrick Graham will step down Oct. 31 to head Charlotte Works, the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
By Glenn Burkins | September 13, 2016