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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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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Leading on Opportunity's On the Table CLT Brings 8,000 Residents Together to Reflect on Home and Belonging

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Unites Over Mealtime Conversations

8,000+ Charlotte Mecklenburg Residents Unite Over Mealtime Conversations

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Seeking the Heart Podcast: The Power of Relationships

Care Ring "Seeking the Heart" Podcast • Donald K. Jonas - November 7, 2019

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 - 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 Receives Grant from Annie E. Casey Foundation; Winer Family Foundation

Expanding Opportunities for Young Families Within A Racial Equity Framework

Expanding Opportunities for Young Families Within A Racial Equity Framework

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Our Community Partner YWCA Hosts On the Table CLT

WCCB News Rising Wilson's World • Jon Wilson - October 21, 2019

Local artists join YWCA conversation on home and belonging

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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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