Elevating diverse perspectives, championing inclusive programs and advancing equitable outcomes.
We acknowledge that structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in outcomes, which United Way of Central Carolinas seeks to dismantle. We commit to leveraging our resources to create communities that are more equitable where everyone is able to achieve their full potential and thrive.
Equity is the state, quality or ideal of being just, impartial and fair. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional and historical barriers based on race are dismantled and race no longer predicts socioeconomic, educational and health outcomes.
United Way of Central Carolinas works to create lasting change for those most in need through strategic community philanthropy. Our mission compels us to work on improving the lives of historically and systemically excluded or marginalized people. To do this, we must understand and incorporate racial equity in all that we do. We recognize that the social construct of race is the root cause of the systemic inequalities that oppress people of color.
To advance all of these goals, we must have courageous conversations and hold one another accountable for continuous progress.
Therefore, we must work consistently and intentionally to dismantle those systems through a racial equity lens by:
Recruiting, hiring, retaining, and developing the talent of employees who reflect the diversity of our population
Establishing a more diverse and inclusive Board of Directors
Being intentional not to reinforce negative stereotypes through imagery and storytelling
Analyzing data and information about race and ethnicity so that we might identify disparities that exist within our organization and within the community
Looking at problems and their root causes from a structural standpoint and naming race explicitly when talking about problems and solutions
Founded in 2016, Unite Charlotte provides funding and capacity-building training to grassroots organizations—predominantly founded and led by people of color—that are advancing racial equity and addressing economic mobility. Unite Charlotte aims to address the structural racism that exists within the nonprofit sector and broader community.Learn More
Launched in 2017, United Neighborhoods provides multi-year support to community quarterback organizations to assist resident-driven neighborhood revitalization efforts that improve economic mobility. United Neighborhoods aims to change the odds for people living in Charlotte’s most disinvested neighborhoods.Learn More
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February 17, 2021
United Way of Central Carolinas is committed to giving organizations across the Charlotte region the tools, resources and opportunities to build capacity, maximize impact of…
February 15, 2021
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC…
January 12, 2021
As a community leader, convener and advocate, United Way of Central Carolinas is committed to listening, learning and doing the hard work that is required…
January 1, 2021
Across the country, organizations, companies and community members are engaged in conversations around racial equity and social justice. As a nation, the time is now…
Jan 21, 2021
United Way of Central Carolinas began its Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge this week with more than 13,000 individuals registered to participate and over 200 area businesses and organizations joining the effort as community supporters to help spread the word and encourage others to participate.Read Article
Dec 16, 2020
As part of our commitment to leading the fight for racial equity and economic mobility across the Charlotte region, United Way of Central Carolinas invites the community to join its virtual Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge.Read Article
Dec 10, 2020
United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the investment of $21.7 million into communities across the Charlotte region, awarding grants to more than 100 agencies in five counties.Read Article
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