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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. In addition, because of the urgency of the growing economic divide which disproportionally impacts communities of color, CBI will also deepen and strengthen its commitment and capacity to address the fundamental matter of equity.

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LDI-thumbThe Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) is a signature 12-month program of Community Building Initiative (CBI) supports non-profit board members and senior staff of non-profit, public and for-profit organizations in the leadership role they and their organizations play in building a more inclusive and equitable Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
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LU40-thumbLeaders Under 40 - Connecting Across Difference to Lead & Serve.
As part of Community Building Initiative’s mission to increase the capacity and commitment of individuals and organizations to work for change, CBI itself is committed to convening groups of leaders interested in creating a more just, more inclusive community.
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Supporting & Engaging Civic Leaders
As part of its commitment to support and strengthen leadership for inclusion and equity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, CBI sponsors a Leaders Lunch Series, which brings together leaders from CBI's institutional and organizational partners for quarterly luncheons focused on providing both information and opportunities
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LDI-thumbEach two-hour tour engages an average of 55 people and highlights Charlotte’s physical and historical landmarks,
especially those connected to its racial history and heritage as well as to zoning and infrastructure decisions that have contributed to current racially- and economically-segregated neighborhoods.
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LDI-thumbCan We Talk? COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
Listening, Exchanging, Responding
Panelists typically include content specialists, organizational leaders, elected officials, newspaper editors, school board members, congregational leaders and others. Moderators lead a brief discussion with the panelists...
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LDI-thumbConvening, Connecting & Celebrating
Since 1999 Community Building Initiative (CBI) has gathered its key funders and community stakeholders once each year in order to update them on our work, celebrate what’s been accomplished, present plans for the year ahead and encourage them to continue to support CBI.
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CBI Sponsors

 cityofcharlotte  mecklenburg  wellsfargo
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bankofamerica  TIAA logo NEW    duke-energy
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 CarolinasHealthCareSystem

 

 novant-health

 

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AT&T | Balfour Beatty Construction | Blumenthal Foundation | Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund | Charter Communications | Cigna | CREW | Davidson College | Deloitte
Fifth Third Bank | Foundation For The Carolinas | McGuire Woods | Moore & Van Allen
National Gypsum Company | Norsan Media Group | PNC Bank | RSM US
University of North Carolina - Charlotte