New ‘Atlas’ of Mobility Shows How Kids from Different Charlotte Neighborhoods Have Done

The Charlotte Observer • Ann Doss Helms and Galvin Off - October 1, 2018

Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty, lead author of that study, which also included researchers from University of California at Berkeley, heads a new nonprofit group called Opportunity Insights, dedicated to figuring out what can break the generational chains of poverty and racism.

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Leading on Opportunity's Executive Director Reflects on Tradition

Creative Mornings CLT • Matt Olin - December 7, 2018

On Friday, December 7, 2018, hundreds of creative Charlotteans packed the halls of LaCa Projects – to explore the global theme of “Tradition.” As Executive Director of Leading on Opportunity, Dr. Cooper-Lewter’s talk is a timely and moving meditation on what it takes to create new Traditions that will lift up everyone in our community.

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Charting the Civic Landscape: The Interested Bystander in Charlotte Context Report

Knight Foundation & Google • UNC Charlotte Urban Institute & Johnson C. Smith University - November 30, 2018

Charlotte is paradoxical in many ways, with social, economic and political impediments that confound equitable growth, opportunity, and prosperity for those that reside within its political jurisdiction.

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Leading on Opportunity Hires Community Impact Directors to Address Key Drivers of Economic Mobility

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - October 19, 2018

Three community impact directors are now at work in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Leading on Opportunity initiative. They are point people to make an economic mobility strategy into real-life results. Their experience adds pragmatic breadth and depth for this Charlotte-Mecklenburg challenge.

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New ‘Atlas’ of Mobility Shows How Kids from Different Charlotte Neighborhoods Have Done

The Charlotte Observer • Ann Doss Helms and Galvin Off - October 1, 2018

Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty, lead author of that study, which also included researchers from University of California at Berkeley, heads a new nonprofit group called Opportunity Insights, dedicated to figuring out what can break the generational chains of poverty and racism.

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Q & A with Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, Executive Director of Leading on Opportunity

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - June 21, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter shares her perspective on her first few months at Leading on Opportunity and her vision for Charlotte.

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Leading on Opportunity Discusses Economic Mobility in New York

Social Impact Exchange • Moderated By: Devin Murphy, Bridgespan - May 23, 2018

Council Members James E. Ford and Dee O'Dell, along with Executive Director Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter discuss economic mobility with a Charlotte lens at the Social Impact Exchange Conference.

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Is Social Capital the 'Secret Sauce' to Improve Upward Mobility?

WFAE Charlotte Talks • Mike Collins - May 7, 2018

Ongoing efforts to improve upward mobility have resulted in more attention being paid to social capital, the currency we use to make connections and get ahead. Our deficit of that is being further hurt by segregation. So, if you don’t have social capital, how do you get it? How do make connections and forge relationships that will help you become upwardly mobile? We take a closer look at what’s being done to address the problem.

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Building Social Capital is a Crucial Step in Improving Charlotte's Economic Mobility

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - April 6, 2018

Leading on Opportunity’s emphasis on social capital to help address the lack of mobility aligns perfectly with the Communities In Schools (CIS) experience.

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Carolina Impact Town Hall on Economic Mobility

WTBI PBS Charlotte • Amy Burkett - March 27, 2018

On the one-year anniversary of the release of Opportunity Task Force Report, listen to Carolina Impact's Town Hall on Economic Mobility.

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