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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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 Council Spotlight: Ray McKinnon and Dena Diorio

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - November 23, 2018

Get to know the members of the Leading on Opportunity Council. Here, we’ll get the perspective on the work to drive economic mobility across Charlotte and hear their vision for our city from Ray McKinnon and Dena Diorio.

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Local Leaders Discuss Challenges Faced by First-Generation College Students.

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - November 16, 2018

During a recent discussion at Queens University of Charlotte, a group of community leaders shared their personal experiences as first-generation college students and talked about resources available to help current students.

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Leading on Opportunity Council Spotlight: Edwin Peacock and Federico Rios

Charlotte Business Journal • Bank of America - November 7, 2018

Get to know the members of the Leading on Opportunity Council. Here, we’ll get the perspective on the work to drive economic mobility across Charlotte and hear their vision for our city from Edwin Peacock and Federico Rios.

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Op-Ed: Why These Two Charlotte Leaders are Supporting the Affordable Housing Bonds

Charlotte Agenda • Michael Marsicano and Harold Rice, Jr. - November 1, 2018

Over the past week the difficulty in overcoming our city’s housing shortage, particularly for our most vulnerable citizens, has been in the spotlight.

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Segregation is "On the Table" at Charlotte-Wide Community Event

North Carolina Health News • Yen Duong - October 29, 2018

In the years since that Harvard and Berkeley study, Charlotteans have been reckoning with how to solve that inequity.

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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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Detailed Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life.

New York Times • Emily Badger & Quoctrung Bui - October 1, 2018

The earlier research showed Charlotte as among the worst large metropolitan areas in the country in creating opportunity for poor children, a realization that prompted the community to create a task force co-chaired by Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

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The American Dream is Harder to Find in Some Neighborhoods

NPR Morning Edition • John Ydstie - October 1, 2018

Does the neighborhood you grow up in determine how far you move up the economic ladder? A new online data tool being made public Monday finds a strong correlation between where people are raised and their chances of achieving the American dream.

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