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The Faculty Behind the West Sugar Creek Community Innovation Incubator

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Shortly after joining UNC Charlotte nearly 10 years ago as a clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work, Roger Suclupe noticed there wasn’t a course to help students learn about Mecklenburg County’s rapidly growing Hispanic and Latino communities.

With the help of a graduate student, Suclupe developed a course and began a partnership with a nearby health center in the Sugar Creek area. Later, he expanded student training to Hidden Valley Elementary School, where the majority […]

Members of the West Sugar Creek/I-85 Community Innovation Incubator team meet in the community.

Meeting the Needs of the West Sugar Creek Corridor

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Fifty years ago, Odell Witherspoon moved into northeast Charlotte’s Hidden Valley neighborhood, attracted by the nice houses and large backyards. “It was,” he said, “a destination neighborhood, an ideal neighborhood.” But that legacy is eroding, and Witherspoon is […]

Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls

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Earlier this semester, the Women + Girls Research Alliance convened “Taking Space without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Café.” This effort brought together the collective voices representing UNC Charlotte faculty; staff; community leaders; and middle, high school and college students from across the Charlotte metro area to engage with local organizations committed to building […]

Women + Girls Research Alliance Announces 2023-2024 Seed Grant Recipients

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The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) is excited to announce their 2023-2024 Seed Grants recipients. Each of the grants emphasize community partnerships and community-engaged research activities that address the critical areas of mental health and wellness, economic security/mobility, and equity in the Charlotte metropolitan area. W+GRA has awarded each grantee, or team $5000 each […]

Byron White Named a 2023-24 Campus Compact Fellow

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Byron P. White, associate provost, urban research and community engagement for UNC Charlotte’s urbanCORE, has been named a 2023-24 Campus Compact Fellow. Compact fellows are expert practitioners and field leaders who help to advance the work of Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities that offers support to higher education senior leaders, faculty, […]

urbanCORE Drop-In Hours for Engaged Faculty

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Interested in community-engaged research or teaching and don’t know where to start? Do you want to discuss a CE problem with an expert? Join Kim Buch in the Engaged Faculty Lounge on Wednesday, October 25 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Sycamore 302. Add event to your calendar) During engaged faculty lounge hours, you […]

Join the Urban Institute for the 2023-24 Schul Forum Series

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Across the Charlotte region, we are molded by the places we connect and the relationships we develop in those spaces. Our neighborhoods, schools, houses of worship, where we work, where we play, where we create – we shape them and they shape us. Beyond being a simple backdrop of our daily lives, recent research by […]

Inaugural Julius Chambers Day to Celebrate the Legacy of Civil Rights Attorney

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The inaugural Julius Chambers Day will be held on Oct. 6, 2023, at 9 a.m., at Julius Chambers High School in Charlotte, N.C. The event will honor the life and legacy of Julius Chambers, a prominent civil rights attorney who devoted his life to fighting for justice and equality. The day will feature special archives […]

urbanCORE’s Associate Provost among UNC Charlotte Leaders Named to Who’s Who in Black Charlotte

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Byron P. White, Ed.D., associate provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement among five members of UNC Charlotte faculty/staff named to Who’s Who in Black Charlotte. Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, an entity of Real Times Media, documents the positive achievements of Black Charlotteans who are making outstanding contributions to the communities and organizations they […]

$$5 Million-plus from Mecklenburg County, Charlotte City Council and HUD will support a new Cooperative Grocery Store for West Boulevard

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West Charlotte will soon be home to a for-profit, cooperative grocery store. A capital campaign to fund the $10 million cost of the co-op on West Boulevard and Clanton Road has been given a notable boost with funding commitments from key public funding sources, most significantly Mecklenburg County, the project’s longest-standing supporter and partner. In […]