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Talk United

Lend your voice. Raise your hand. Make a difference.

Creating opportunities for conversations is a powerful way to bring people together. Through United Way's Talk United event series, we have a chance to share, learn more about our neighbors and join in helping improve our community.

You talked. We listened.

Over the past several years, our engagement groups have regularly held community talks like Young Leaders’ Coffee & Conversation series and A-LIST’s Boardroom Business series, with guest speakers that have included Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, City Manager Marcus Jones and Council Member James “Smuggie” Mitchell, among others.

United Way also hosted hundreds of community conversations three years ago to gain insight used to shift the organization’s impact strategy to focus on improving economic mobility in our region.


What we heard consistently through those conversations was a desire to help make our community more cohesive. Talk United is a conversation series focused on bringing people together to discuss challenges and solutions for our community.

Join the Conversation

At Talk United events, you will:

  • Join the conversation about community issues
  • Learn ways to get involved
  • Understand the collaboration among all areas: government, private sector, nonprofits

“United Way has always been about neighbors helping neighbors. We’re going to discuss serious issues during our Talk United conversations, but we’re also going to have fun. If we’re going to make a difference, we must get to know each other and work together.”


Bo Hussey
Chief Marketing and Technology Officer
United Way of Central Carolinas

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