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July 14, 2017

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Marion Bish

Come join us at the Foundation for a monthly informal lunch and learning opportunity.

August 04, 2017

Coffee & Conversation: The Importance of Arts Education

Join us for Coffee & Conversation about arts education with Emily Lopez, Executive Director of…

June 08, 2017

Screening of Purple Dreams and Panel Discussion

Join RCCL for a screening of Purple Dreams followed by a panel discussion!

May 20, 2017

Community Conversation with Whitney Powers: What Would You Do If You Were Mayor For the Day?

Join us at the Foundation for an informal weekend breakfast and learning opportunity. Children welcome…


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Programs & Initiatives

The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership offers our community an opportunity to collectively address the critical problems and issues affecting our region.

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A Way Home

The $20 million A Way Home Endowment is a public-private initiative designed to address family homelessness in our community.

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Aging/Aging Services

Foundation For The Carolinas has convened key stakeholders to determine a role the Foundation might play in creating a more age-friendly Charlotte.

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Carolina Theatre

The Foundation is renovating the long-vacant theatre into a unique civic gathering and convening space that will serve as a venue for lectures, symposia, town hall meetings and other forms of community engagement.

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Domestic Violence

Foundation For The Carolinas has partnered with the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage to help fund grants that bring the most effective and innovative domestic violence prevention programs to our communities.

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Economic Opportunity

Foundation For The Carolinas, through the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, is committed to improving economic opportunity at all levels.

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The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership and Foundation For The Carolinas has partnered with the City of Charlotte to investigate how to make Charlotte a more entrepreneur-friendly city.

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Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan

The Mecklenburg Livable Communities Plan is a joint initiative sponsored by the City, County, and Foundation For The Carolinas to develop a unified vision and plan to enhance quality of life in Mecklenburg County by improving how residents live, work, and play.

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North Tryon Vision Plan

Foundation For The Carolinas has joined with Charlotte Center City Partners and more than 20 stakeholder groups in a Public-Private partnership to lead development of the North Tryon Vision Plan, which will establish a cohesive plan to catalyze and guide revitalization of the North Tryon area of Uptown Charlotte.

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Project L.I.F.T.

The Foundation, in association with government, corporate, and nonprofit partners, studied root causes for underperformance in some of Charlotte’s most impoverished public schools.

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Read Charlotte

Grade-level reading proficiency is a key indicator of academic success, with correlated long-term impacts in many other areas of critical importance.

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TreesCharlotte is expanding Charlotte’s tree canopy—one tree and one community at a time.

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The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

As a home for civic engagement, the Center engages community-minded individuals to address Charlotte’s greatest challenges, and capitalize on our most impactful opportunities.

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Which of the following potential focus areas would you like the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership and FFTC to focus on in the future?