Our mission

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

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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

December 20

Anthony Foxx – A Charlotte Meditation

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December 20

20 years later, Charlotte’s better equipped to tackle racial challenges

BY CLAUDE ALEXANDER AND AND EMILY ZIMMERN Special to the Observer In December 1997 we joined more than 600 other residents from across Charlotte at the “Something Has Begun” Conference organized by the new Community Building Task Force. Government, business and nonprofit representatives came together to confront longstanding problems in response to a series of […]

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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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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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Stories

Rose Hamid on Welcoming Week

September 29

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Stories

Sharing The Voices

September 29

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Contact Us

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

Office

704.943.9763

Email

clee@cbicharlotte.org