Leading on Opportunity names new council co-chair

Current council member Erin Barbee tapped for position. She replaces inaugural co-chair James Ford.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 13, 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

Hornets raise funds and bring awareness to support local economic mobility issue

The Charlotte Hornets hosted its "50/50 For Change Night" while its foundation led a conversation with corporate and community leaders.
By Kallan Louis | March 20, 2019

National Mentoring Month: James Ford talks about his top mentor and the advice he got

It was a fellow educator who helped James Ford imagine the ways he could impact the educational system.
By QCity Metro Staff | January 11, 2019

Share, listen, act: ‘On The Table CLT 2018’ tackles the legacy of segregation

On Oct. 24, thousands of Mecklenburg County residents will gather in small groups to discuss the ongoing impact of past segregation policies. Take part in this community effort: Sign up now to host a conversation.
By GlennOaks Media | October 11, 2018

Foundation For The Carolinas awards Social Capital grants

Acting on the Leading on Opportunity task force report, which noted that social capital might be the 'secret sauce' for creating greater access to opportunity for children and youth, the Foundation awarded more than $150,000 to 16 area organizations.
By Dee Dee Strickland | May 17, 2018

The Robinson Center: 10 years of leading on civic engagement

Created by Foundation For The Carolinas in 2008, the center has facilitated public/private partnerships to address a spectrum of community needs, ranging from basic necessities to a sweeping initiative to tackle the root causes of economic inequality
By Dee Dee Strickland | April 6, 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