Celebrating 20 Years Serving Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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.

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Our Stories

June 18

CBI Takes 40 Under 40 By Storm

CBI would like to congratulate our alumni for being recognized by Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40! We couldn’t be more proud and are thrilled that other community organizations are recognizing their accomplishments as both professionals and dedicated advocates in making Charlotte a great place to work and live. To our alumni, please take a […]

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April 3

Join CBI For An Exclusive Event Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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January 30

LU40 Class 5 Alum Creating Sustainable Future at JCSU

This article was originally published in “West Side Stories”, a series by the Historic West End Initiative.   Johnson C. Smith University has been a cornerstone of the Historic West End since 1867. As one of the oldest predominantly African-American universities in the state of North Carolina, JCSU is a treasured landmark rich with history. […]

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December 20

Anthony Foxx – A Charlotte Meditation

One of our greatest challenges as a community is our collective unwillingness to hold ourselves up to the mirror.

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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 Principal 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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Sharing The Voices

September 29

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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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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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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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Contact Us

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

Office

704.943.9763

Email

clee@cbicharlotte.org


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