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Growing Unite Charlotte, Deepening Grassroots Support

June 3, 2021

A program launched five years ago by United Way of Central Carolinas in response to the civic unrest in Charlotte will expand in 2022, deepening…

Advocating for Equity in Our Community’s Growth

May 27, 2021

Over the past 50 years, Charlotte has grown from 288,000 to more than 857,425 residents. The city continues to attract new residents with 100 people…

Building Strong Foundations: Student Mental Health

May 19, 2021

Mental health plays a vital role in the complete wellness of children, families and communities. To ensure optimal mental health into adulthood, it is important…

Reducing Disparities in Access to Mental Health Care

May 17, 2021

Growing up along Charlotte’s West Boulevard corridor, Anthony Morrow frequently saw friends and peers getting into fights, facing school suspension and, sometimes, dropping out because…

Giving Back in a Virtual, Socially Distanced World

April 28, 2021

When United Way of Central Carolinas decided to host its first-ever Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge, it chose the kickoff date as Monday, January 18, 2021—Dr….

Maximizing Nonprofit Leadership, Capacity and Resiliency

April 26, 2021

Leading a grassroots nonprofit can be challenging, but Ken Johnson is equipped with the knowledge to maximize the impact and resiliency of his organization after…

Atrium Health Volunteers Make an Impact During COVID-19 Crisis

April 19, 2021

Volunteers serve a vital role in strengthening communities, assisting neighbors and advancing organizational missions, programs and services. Whether assembling hygiene kits for the homeless, organizing…

Cultivating Our Community’s Youngest Leaders

April 14, 2021

Courtnie McIntosh didn’t always feel like she had adequate resources or a strong support system to guide her on the path to success. An Anson…

Loaves & Fishes Volunteers Provide Food Access During Pandemic

April 12, 2021

Volunteers serve a vital role in strengthening communities, assisting neighbors and advancing organizational missions, programs and services. Whether assembling hygiene kits for the homeless, organizing…

Rising to the Challenge: Change in a New Direction

April 9, 2021

The crises of 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest, have accelerated commitments by Charlotte-based employers to address economic inequities, social disparities and racial…