Month: March 2022

Charlotte struggles to measure progress after being ranked 50 out of 50 for economic mobility

In 2014, Charlotte got some unsettling news – despite its booming economy, the American Dream was floundering here. A Harvard study found that a child born in poverty had the lowest chances among major U.S. cities of making it out of poverty. It was a rallying cry for government, nonprofits, and companies to work together

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How LISC Charlotte is helping Black-owned businesses grow

Sponsored by: In a fast-growing city like Charlotte, communities on the margin can sometimes get left behind. That’s where LISC Charlotte comes in. In less than three years, LISC Charlotte has invested more than $43 million to improve conditions in some of the city’s underserved communities. When Covid-19 arrived, LISC mobilized to assist small businesses

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Sheron Patterson, a former West Charlotte High School majorette, recalls ‘turning it out’ on the Square

About this series: As West Charlotte High School prepares for Lion Pride Day to commemorate its historic campus, which will give way to new construction, we asked alumni to share some of their best high school memories. As told to Cierra Lannon: I am a proud, second-generation West Charlotte Lion. My parents met there, married and they raised

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