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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Community engagement is a core part of UNC Charlotte’s mission to educate and train the next generation of engaged scholars who will make an impact in the community. If you are an instructor interested in integrating community engagement content into your courses, urbanCORE, UNC Charlotte’s hub for engaged scholarship, has a number of resources that […]

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The Women + Girls Research Alliance, a unit of UNC Charlotte’s urbanCORE, in partnership with the Women’s Intercultural Exchange (https://www.wi-ce.net), will host its second “Taking Space Without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Café” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 16, at UNC Charlotte’s Popp Martin Student Union. This year’s themes will center on […]

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Established in 2006, the Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) provides the UNC Charlotte community a space to focus on crucial research and education on women’s issues. Their work focuses on civic and political engagement, economic security and violence against women. The alliance is a unit of Charlotte’s urbanCORE, which focuses on the challenges preventing […]

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The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) is excited to announce a call for proposals for projects that emphasize community partnerships and community-engaged research activities, that addresses the critical areas of mental health and wellness, economic security/mobility, and equity in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The W+GRA invites UNC Charlotte faculty to submit proposals from September […]