Our mission

is to intensify the commitment and increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to build a more inclusive and equitable community.

Leadership

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Community

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Others

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Current Classes

About Us

Community Building Initiative (CBI) is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by government and civic leaders to achieve racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. In Fall 2011, after two years of thoughtful deliberations, CBI leadership approved a broadened and deepened mission. While race and ethnicity remain a core programmatic focus, CBI is expanding its work to include other aspects of diversity such as gender, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic class/economic status.

Our Stories

April 17

What Happened in Charlottesville

As we react and respond to the demonstrations, horror and pain witnessed in Charlottesville over the weekend

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September 4

One Year Later: Derrik Anderson & Dave Johnson

How two CBI alumns met on the Charlotte streets in September, 2016.

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September 13

The DACA Decision

A month ago we said we could not be silent in the face of the actions in Charlottesville.

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Stories

Sharing The Voices

September 29

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Stories

Rose Hamid on Welcoming Week

September 29

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October 20

LDI Class 17, Rick Parker is Named Principle of the Year

Rick Parker: "Being the principal at East Meck is a dream come true."

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December 4

On the Table Charlotte: A Community Success Story

On October 25th, 2017, over 5,000 shared their Charlotte story.

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Contact Us

601 East Fifth Street
Suite 330-D
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office

704.943.9763

Email

clee@cbicharlotte.org