We asked our community partners to share their statement of commitment to building a better Charlotte. Together, we can shape our story as the community that committed to the change we want to see. We will continue to add to this page. If you would like to add your organization’s commitment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Building Initiative
At Community Building Initiative, we believe that our community will be equitable when all individuals and identity groups have equal rights under the law, access to livelihood, education, healthcare, and other resources and when life outcomes are not predictable on the basis of identity. We recognize that historical and contemporary power structures have created disproportionate opportunities and barriers, at times over-advantaging some identities and under-advantaging others. We are committed to engaging and transforming individuals and organizations that are knowingly, or unknowingly, perpetuating these inequitable power structures.
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
At the CRVA, we commit to promoting the inclusive, welcoming spirit our city possesses and showcasing how our individual differences make us a stronger community. The CRVA is a strong believer in how destination promotion impacts our city’s abilities to build transportation networks, raise the quality of life for our residents, attract strategic events and raise the destination profile. As our community focuses on healing after the civil unrest and setting an aggressive agenda to tackle access to opportunity, affordable housing, job creation and trust in community policing, the CRVA is following a parallel path in positioning the city as an ideal destination to live, work, play and visit, which will ultimately lead to increased economic opportunity and positive perception that will benefit the community overall.
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Piedmont Community College will continue in its commitment to the students, residents, businesses and industry of Mecklenburg County. As it has done for more than 50 years, the college will work to enhance the lives and success of individuals and employers, making Mecklenburg County stronger and more prosperous in the process. The college is proud to be one of the county’s primary and most reliable economic engines and workforce development partners. Believing education provides a path to greater success, the college welcomes and offers assistance to all individuals in search of greater economic mobility.
At United Way, we commit to building opportunity person by person, family by family and neighborhood by neighborhood. After listening to our community, we have focused our efforts on people, places and systems. We have recommitted ourselves to engaging the full community in the fight to create opportunity for all.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
At Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont we commit to strategically partner with individuals and families, the philanthropic community, peer non –profits, local government, as well as the faith and business community to provide opportunities and access to relevant supports and services for individuals and families to be equipped to pursue career paths that lead to economic stability.
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
At Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council, we commit to support girls through rough waters and help them navigate this unprecedented era of negativity and divisiveness. We’ve realized that our obligation is not to a specific agenda, but to our girls and to the Girl Scout Promise and the Law. ALL girls are our girls and we have the responsibility to support and uplift their courage, confidence and character. It begins with a conversation – pushing beyond boundaries in a safe and nurturing environment. So, we launched a series, Conversations of Consequence, and we hope you will be a part of shaping these conversations to make the world a better place.
At Novant Health we commit to building upon existing community efforts, fostering partnerships and creating new opportunities for improving access to coordinated health services and resources throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. We are committed to investing in neighborhoods most in need, supporting the recommendations of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, investing in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg criminal justice system and removing barriers to education, employment and healthcare.
Our ultimate goals are to:
- Reduce healthcare disparities
- Decrease barriers to healthcare
- Provide primary care and other needed services to priority areas
- Share data to better understand the health needs in the community
- Align with efforts to address social determinants of health
- Improve health outcomes
- Build capacity for sustained improvement of community health
Ultimately, we believe this can be achieved by building new partnerships and strengthening partnerships to improve access to care.