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Meet Our 2024 United Neighborhoods Partners

United Neighborhoods was launched in 2017 by United Way of Greater Charlotte to change the odds for people living in the Charlotte region’s most disinvested neighborhoods.

Working with lead partners in each community, United Way funds and guides the work toward achieving the collective goal of building thriving neighborhoods. Needs of these communities are identified by residents and addressed by a coalition of community stakeholders that includes schools, nonprofits, government officials, churches, hospitals and businesses.


A Brighter Day Ministries* | Supports children and families in Historic Hoskins by providing physical and emotional support, mentorship, and community outreach events.

Ada Jenkins Center | Exists to help people in our community create lasting solutions for economic stability. 

Alliance Center for Education | Provides high-quality education and support for children in need through partnership with their families. 

Amity Medical Group | Provides patient-centered team-based care with excellence in quality, services and access to all despite any barriers, stigma, socioeconomic or health disparity.

Another Chance House of Refuge, Inc.* | Empowers underserved individuals to reach their fullest potential by providing a safe environment, safe housing, educational support, employment training, and self-sufficiency skills.

Augustine Literacy Project | Improves the reading, writing, and spelling skills of young, aspiring readers in under-resourced communities by providing free, long-term, one-on-one literacy instruction, twice weekly, from highly trained and committed tutors. 

Beatties Ford Road Vocational Trade & Family Counseling Center | Provides students who are unemployed, underemployed, living at or below the poverty level or reentering the community from incarceration with an opportunity to learn a trade that can lead to a career. 

Beds for Kids Inc. |  Provides beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need.

Care Ring, Inc. | Empowers individuals with limited resources to establish and maintain good health and aims to ensure all residents in the community have access to timely, affordable and high-quality basic health care.

Caterpillar Ministries |  Encourages the well-being of families in the Huntington Green Neighborhood, as well as nurtures and strengthens God-centered homes.

Center 360* | Empowers youth who are at risk of disengaging from school by providing non-traditional enrichment opportunities.

Champions of Change* | Provides foster and homeless children with amazing experiences that inspire hope, dreams, and achievements for a lifetime.

Change University |  Promotes growth in every field of human endeavor and teach scholars the difference between poverty and wealth earlier versus later to ensure they understand the consequences of their choices.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool |  Prepares Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior, dual-language, multicultural early education.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy | Pursues justice for those in need and provides a place where all people are treated fairly and have access to legal representation to meet basic human needs of safety, economic security and stability. 

Charlotte Eagles | To generate teams of influential coaches and players who inspire people to flourish for Christ wherever they are planted.

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, Inc.** | Provides access to superior speech-language and hearing services that empower and transform lives.

Charlotte Works | Connects job seekers and employers and provides skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults for Mecklenburg County.

CharlotteEAST | Brings together businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, and civic organizations to develop and strengthen economic and social capital in the East Charlotte communities. 

Clanton Park Neighborhood Coalition |  Promotes homeownership, collaboration with home schools and serves the community while attracting families and businesses to the community. 

Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. |  Surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

Crittenton | Promotes health and hope for tomorrow’s children by providing comprehensive health, education, pregnancy prevention and social services for single pregnant and nonpregnant adolescents, women, and their families.

Crisis Assistance Ministry | Provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move towards self-sufficiency.

CrossRoads Corporation | Honors the history and supports the collective vision of rejuvenation, economic stability, healthy living and educational achievement within the Grier Heights community.

Culinary Connections | Feeds, trains, equips and educates to improve the quality of life of groups or individuals in disadvantaged environments or communities through feeding and job training programs.

Despierta* | Empowers and integrates newly arrived Latina immigrants to help them become self reliant and supportive within the community by giving them the emotional tools and life skills to find their identity and independence.

Digi-Bridge | Equips shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age.

DreamKey Partners | Transforms lives, communities and what is possible through affordable housing.

East Charlotte Coalition of Neighborhoods (ECCON) | Brings together businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits and civic organizations to develop and strengthen economic and social capital in the East Charlotte communities.

Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry |  Equips our youth to fulfill their Kingdom purpose and destiny through character empowerment, encouragement, motivation and support as well as empowers and educates them to express themselves through crafts and other outlets.

Faith Memorial Community Outreach Center | Engages, educates and empowers the residents of the Lakeview community to become strong families through faith-based character development, child and family stability programming and civic awareness training. 

Families Forward Charlotte | Partners with Charlotte-area families experiencing poverty to achieve lasting economic stability. Provides educational opportunities, offers essential support, and fosters long-term relationships through individualized mentoring.

Family Mankind* | Protects women & children by ending generational cycles of domestic violence.

For The Struggle, Inc. | Utilizes various outlets, including community outreach, policy reform, and legal action to advocate with and on behalf of communities to zealously fight systemic issues of racial and social injustice.

Freedom Communities | Works holistically with families in the interconnected areas of housing, employment, education and health and wellness.

Freedom School Partners | Promotes children’s long-term success by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiring a love of learning.

Girl Magic Incorporated | Provides youth with educational tools and promotes individual growth in their education, workplace, and life, so they can achieve self-sufficiency.

Green Box Solutions | Provides both Seniors and their Caregivers with proactive education, preparation, and much needed resources that can assist with a smooth transition to the next natural stage of life.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region | Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Historic Hoskins Coalition Group | Lifts up their voice for the entire Hoskins Community.

Historic West End Partners | Advocates for cultural and neighborhood preservation as well as economic development stimulation in the Historic West End.

Hope Community Clinic at Project 658 | Offers medical and counseling services in a combined facility for Charlotte families, access to affordable, safe and quality care.

Jumping Dreams DD* |  Improves and maintains the health and nutrition of children in our community while promoting the development of good citizenship.

Lakeview Neighborhood Alliance | Engages community members by connecting them to resources, youth programming and leadership opportunities while advocating for Lakeview’s growth and renewal to be a safe and beautiful environment for residents to thrive.

Life Project of North Carolina | Supports the transformation of our local communities with an emphasis on Hidden Valley through strategic partnerships with local churches and community partners to help minister to the needs of those we serve.

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc. | Helps meet our community’s food insecurity needs by providing nutritious groceries and prepared meals to people in need.

Money Magnets Club* | Encourages entrepreneurship among elementary school kids and their responsible adults through business concepts, exposure, planning, and resources.

North End Community Coalition (NECC) | Advocates for an equitable community by amplifying our voices and connecting neighbors to opportunities.

ourBridge for Kids | Attends to the academic and socio-emotional needs of refugee and immigrant children and their families.

ParentChild+ Inc. | Ensures that all children regardless of their race, socio-economic status, or zip code have equal possibilities from the start. Works with families, caregivers, and communities to support not only early literacy and school readiness, but early opportunities. 

POP’s Passion* | Provides life changing resources to families and communities in need.

Pottstown Heritage Group | Stands against gentrification and provides much-needed resources in education, community beautification, affordable housing and aging in place. 

Project Outpour | Provides mobile showers and hygiene services to our neighborhoods in need.

Promise Youth Development* | Helps underserved youth in East Charlotte develop optimal health through education, resilience focused mentoring and anti-violence programs.

RAO Community Health | Educates, advocates and supports diverse and underserved populations including the minority and LGBTQ+ communities, through compassionate and quality care.

Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte | Mobilizes community volunteers and contractors to provide repairs that make homes safer and healthier for our neighbors in need.

Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas, Inc. | Facilitates programs and intercultural relationships that promote refugee self-sufficiency and enrich our community.

Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) |  Uses a holistic community redevelopment approach, focusing on multiple critical factors, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, health and wellness services and commercial investment.

She Built This City* | Sparks interest in high-demand construction and “maker” trades among women and girls attending Title I middle schools and high schools.

Smithville CommUNITY Coalition | Revitalizes and transforms our CommUNITY into a vibrant, safe and attractive place to live and work that builds pride in its residents and attracts new developments of affordable homes and businesses, focusing on empowering all individuals and strengthening families.

Stiletto Boss University | Uses entrepreneurship as the foundation for teaching high school girls the power of collaboration, sisterhood and community impact.

Team Trublue* | Educates and mentors individuals in order to reduce poverty and decrease violence in the community so children and families can have the opportunity to live a more conducive life.

The Academy of Goal Achievers | Develops youth leaders to impact communities, while helping students and families prepare for post-secondary education and career pathways.

The Bulb Gallery* | Provides mostly local produce, as well as health and wellness education, via weekly farmers markets to food insecure neighborhoods in the Charlotte area. 

The Center for Community Transitions | Strengthens our community by helping people with criminal records and their families find a healthier and more productive way of living. Provides employment and transition services, supports alternatives to incarceration and restores and strengthens family bonds.

The Frankie Mae Foundation* | Advocates for the caregiver as a whole person, by providing resources for his or her physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through programs, resources and services that inform, inspire and help improve quality of life.

The Helps Education Fund, Inc. | Provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student outcomes from birth through adulthood.

The Males Place Inc.* | Provides comprehensive and prevention-based behavior, health educational programming, mentoring and life skills training necessary for manhood development for African American boys, ages 12 through 18, while creating a safe environment for young men to grow experientially in community settings in the US and abroad.

The Save Our Children Movement Inc. | Provides some of the basic and practical needs of our children and their families in low-income areas. Services include job training, job placement, food, prison rehabilitation , clothing, recreation, education, apprenticeships, mentorship, family support, financial literacy, mental health, crime prevention, and other child and family matters.

Urban Institute for Strengthening Families* | Provides opportunities for marginalized communities to thrive by supporting youth and their families and providing or connecting employment opportunities to veterans.

Urban Promise Charlotte | Provides Charlotte’s low-income children and youth with the academic, spiritual, and social development necessary to become Christian* leaders determined to restore their communities. 

*While our work is rooted in our Christian faith, students’ and StreetLeaders’ participation in faith-instruction is non-compulsory (families may choose alternative activities) and compromises only 8% of program time.

West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition (WBNC) | Drives community-led strategies promoting economic and community development for residents and businesses along the West Blvd Corridor.

Youth Development Initiatives (YDI) | Offers evidence-based after school programming to give disadvantaged youth the guidance and life skills training necessary to finish high school prepared for college, vocational school, the military and/or a job.

YWCA Central Carolinas** |  Aims to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

* Indicates Unite Charlotte partner

** Indicates Regional Investment

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