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Their Future.
Our Commitment.

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Their Future.
Our Commitment.

Make a Difference Today.
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Our voices and backgrounds are diverse. And we share a mission to create pathways of opportunity so every child, youth and family in Charlotte-Mecklenburg can rise.

Through Leading On Opportunity's community-inspired strategies: we engage diverse voices uplifting community; we amplify stories and data shifting the narrative and celebrating community success; we influence policies and practices building public will and shared accountability ultimately resulting in transformative change.

Our stakeholders are committed individuals, grassroots community leaders, activists, politicians, businesses, government, communities of faith and nonprofits willing to influence systems and community change.

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December 05, 2019

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A Wake-up Call

In 2014, the Chetty Study ranked Charlotte last among the 50 largest US cities and Mecklenburg 99 out of 100 counties in upward mobility. Access to economic opportunity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg is far too often aligned with the zip code where one lives. In response, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force led by Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Dee O'Dell, released the Opportunity Task Force Report intended to be a living document offering 21 strategies, multiple recommendations and tactics to engage our community while establishing the Leading on Opportunity Council, led by James E. Ford and Andrea B. Smith, to continue the work forward through implementation. Laying the foundation of the work the Opportunity Task Force reports calls us, individually and collectively, to take bold action in the years ahead so together, we earn a new reputation as a community that is "Leading on Opportunity."

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Strengthening Communities through Common Threads

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Unites Over Mealtime Conversations

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Seeking the Heart Podcast: The Power of Relationships

Care Ring Seeking the Heart Podcast • Donald K. Jonas, Executive Director of Care Ring

Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter shares the power of building strong relationships.

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Feed the Children to Deliver Items to Charlotte on November 19

WSOC-TV • Kevin Campbell

On Nov. 19 at Northside Baptist Church, Feed the Children along with Concord Hospitality will deliver a truckload of food and personal care items to help 400 families in the Charlotte area.

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