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In the News

November 23, 2016

Charlotte Civil Rights Battle Earns Place in History with Julius Chambers Statue

The statue-lined Trail of History along Charlotte’s Little Sugar Creek Greenway is poised to make history itself, with news that its backers have chosen a beloved civil rights leader to be the next figure immortalized in bronze.

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Impact Stories


April 6, 2016

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in NC

A new study commissioned by the John M. Belk Endowment finds that economic mobility in every region of North Carolina ranks well below the national average, and unless communities create better opportunities, the limited chances of success for a growing portion of the population could jeopardize the state’s economic future. Among the report’s key findings:… FULL STORY >

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Learning Links

November 15, 2016

Adult Learners, America Needs You Back!

Part I: The 2020 College Completion Goal: Adult Learners, We Want You Back! Only 25 years ago, the United States was ranked first internationally in four-year degree attainment for 25- to 34-year-olds. Today, our rank has slipped down to number 12. The precipitous drop is worrisome not to educators alone, but is evidently also disturbing […]

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