26 Dec

CBI Alumni Builds Bridges in Bolivia

At CBI, we think of ourselves as connectors. With a mission of closing divides in our Charlotte community, our work is focused on empowering local leaders to build bridges across difference, and there’s one LUD40 alumn that’s taking this challenge literally!  LU40 Class alumni Aislinn Smith is leading a special project with Beaufort Beatty Construction […]

22 Oct

CBI to Host Two #OnTheTableCLT Conversations

Community Building Initiative invites you to join us for a facilitated #OntheTableCLT discussion on the Legacy of Segregation in Charlotte and its lasting impact. Our conversation will be hosted in partnership with Common Market Southend.   As our community continues to grow, we want everyone to have the opportunity to participate in these important conversations. […]

18 Jun

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 […]

3 Apr

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

30 Jan

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. […]

16 Jan

Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

20 Dec

Anthony Foxx – A Charlotte Meditation

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

20 Dec

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 […]

4 Dec

On the Table Charlotte: A Community Success Story

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

25 Oct

LU40 Class 7 Member Addresses Sexual Assault at UNC Charlotte

Sarah Edwards, Associate General Council at UNC CHarlotte discusses what DeVos' reversal


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