Newly announced Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative seeks to raise a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to address inequities and boost opportunity in Charlotte Mecklenburg

Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative

Committed to an equitable Charlotte, the Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative seeksto set the standard as an American city for achieving racial equity, social justice, economic opportunity and upward mobility through transformational public-private partnerships.

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Americans still cavalier toward Covid-19 despite surge in cases

Radio One Networks • Ron Holland, Host of "Community Voices"

States around the country continue to open despite a surge of Coronavirus cases. A cavalier attitude toward a pandemic exists that essentially shut parts of our country down for several months. Medical experts continue to warn American that we’re not in a position to ignore the dangers of COVID-19.

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Community Fund Created to Assist with COVID-19 Needs

Charlotte Community Rallies to Assist Families During Health Crisis

Community Fund Created to Assist with COVID-19 Needs

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Leading on Opportunity Announces the Launch of the North Mecklenburg Economic Mobility Collaborative

Uniting for Change in North Mecklenburg County

Community leaders in Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville unite for transformative change.

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A Year of Igniting Change: 2019

Leading on Opportunity

In 2019, we set our sights on our North Star Goal with input from hundreds across Charlotte-Mecklenburg along the way. Learn about our work and community impact this year.

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Northside Baptist Church Shares Hope with Families Affected by Affordable Housing Crisis

WSOC-TV • Kevin Campbell

As part of a pilot program, Northside Baptist Church has partnered with Leading on Opportunity, WSOC-TV and several nonprofit organizations to continue the community conversation about the affordable housing crisis and how the collaboration can support families and children within the services of A Child’s Place to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

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Leading on Opportunity ED Takes New Role to Direct Financial Security CLT

A New Chapter Begins for Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter in January 2020

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter has announced that she will step down as executive director of Leading on Opportunity in January 2020 to accept a new role directing Financial Security CLT, a coalition of Mecklenburg County nonprofits working to help families achieve greater financial security.

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Feed the Children to Deliver Items to Charlotte on November 19

WSOC-TV • Kevin Campbell - October 29, 2019

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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Leading on Opportunity to Host On the Table CLT 2019

WSOC TV • Kevin Campbell - September 27, 2019

Leading on Opportunity will host this year’s On the Table CLT, a community-wide civic engagement initiative that convenes thousands of Charlotte residents in conversations on important community issues.

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Meeting Presents Opportunity to Galvanize Community for Lakeview

WSOC TV • Kevin Campbell - August 28, 2019

“We need to lift up potential bright spots in neighborhoods like Lakeview,” Cooper-Lewter said. “If things are going to change, we have to have conversations and work.”

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