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Strategic Planning

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

The Lee Institute made what could have been a stressful day of strategic planning, so smooth and easy. They were wonderful to work with!
Ann Marie Obrikat, Interim Executive Director
Public Engagement

Connect Our Future

The Lee Institute helped us craft a public engagement framework that was flexible and met our goals. Through a suite of public engagement tools, we were able to meet our public engagement targets and build our own staff capacity.
Michelle Nance, Planning Director, Centralina Council of Governments
Facilitation

Arts North Carolina

Our hopes were exceeded. There is magic in their process as somehow they transform very hard work into a pleasure and an opportunity.
Karen Wells, Executive Director

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Congratulation to these amazing Charlotte area nonprofits for their 2019 Women’s Impact Fund grants!

● Arts & Culture grant recipient: Clayworks received $70,000 to expand its ceramic arts mobile studio program
● Education grant recipient: The ROC Charlotte received $75,000 to support its High School Construction Youth Apprenticeship program
● Environment grant recipient: Gaston College Foundation, received $76,000 to support its Microbial Populations and Water Quality program
● Health grant recipient: Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, received $80,000 to launch its new Contraceptive Choice Program
● Human Services grant recipient: @YouthVillages, received $100,000 to expand its Youth Villages LifeSet Program
● Spark Grant recipient: @CopsBarbers, received $20,000 for capacity building. Cops & Barbers works to create understanding and reduce racial tensions with job training opportunities for African-American youth and relationship-building programming with CMPD officers and cadets

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Congratulations to Danielle Frazier, CEO of Charlotte Works and American Leadership Forum Class 17 Senior Fellow! She was just selected to Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Woohoo!
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