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Voices of Our Neighbors:  The Connect Our Future Project
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Task Force Commits to Boosting Reading for Charlotte Children
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Clarity for Care Ring, Health for Charlotte
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Collaborating to Create the Next Great Bicycle-Friendly City
Welcome! The Lee Institute serves and strengthens organizations and individuals who share a commitment to building great communities.
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Public Engagement

Third Grade Reading Task Force

Lee Institute helped organize and facilitate conversations with over 100 service providers, families, and educators.
Johanna Anderson, Executive Director, The Belk Foundation
Organizational Development

Temple Israel

Our first priority at Temple Israel is building and strengthening relationships with our members. Andi was instrumental in assisting our board and staff to identify valuable goals and strategies, with a genuine understanding of our needs.​
Lynne Sheffer, President
Organizational Development

First Presbyterian Church

One year later and we are still seeing the positive difference the Lee Institute assessment has made!
Reverend Erika Funk, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

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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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Two of our American Leadership Forum Senior Fellows are panelists on a Future of Charlotte session at Camp North End’s End to End festival this weekend, Saturday 6pm-7pm on the main stage in the Ford Building. It’s free and open to the public. Join us, won’t you? ... See MoreSee Less

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