Charlotte Observer: Charlotte rally held as ‘spark for action’ against violence, bigotry



CBI Executive Director, Dianne English, joined 200 Charlotteans of various faiths last weekend in Marshall Park for the Peace in the Park: United Against Violence rally. Read full article.

CBI Supports Proposed 1/4-cent Sales Tax Increase


The organizations that would benefit from the proposed tax revenue - namely, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Central Piedmont Community College, the Charlotte Library and the Arts & Science Council - all contribute to the health and vitality of our entire community.  The services these organizations provide affect our ability to grow Charlotte's economy, and in turn access to these institutions and their offerings increase the quality of life of all residents.  As an organization committed to the values of inclusion and equity, CBI supports this sales tax increase.  Learn more about the referendum at

CBI Board Member Reflects on Brooklyn

In a recent article published in Charlotte Magazine, CBI board member, Dr. Jeffery Leak speaks to life in Charlotte during the desegregation era. 


Read more: CBI Board Member Reflects on Brooklyn

CBI Bridging Group Highlight


LDI Class 14 members (L – R) Kevin Woods, Paul Petr, Lina James, Rhonda Watlington, Jose Espaillat and Rusty Bryson during a recent Bridging Group experience.

Bridging Groups are intended to enhance individual learning through community experiences and deeper interpersonal understanding, support and trust building. Bridging Groups provide learning at three levels:

  1. Individual – increased understanding and awareness about oneself as well as about other individuals in the group
  2. Group – increased understanding of identity groups who may be different or may be perceived as different
  3. Community – increased understanding of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community