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.

Developing Leaders

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Advancing Equity

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Programs

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Our Stories

November 10

LDI Class 1, Jon Buchan Receives 2020 Ayscue Professionalism Award

LDI Class 1 Alum, Jon Buchan is the 2020 recipient of the Ayscue Professionalism Award of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation.

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October 21

LDI Class 2, Omega Autry Receives 2019 John R. Mott Award

Omega Autry, Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Class 2 Alum, received the 2019 John R Mott award.

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August 12

LDI Class 10, Steve Cohen Calls for Restorative Justice for Brooklyn CLT

Steve Cohen is calling for restorative justice for Brooklyn CLT: A predominantly black community that was demolished from the Charlotte Uptown area between 1960 - 1967 due to Urban Renewal...

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July 30

LDI Class 15, Kim Eagle is Gaston County’s First Female Manager

CBI’s Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Class 15 alumn, Kim Eagle, was announced as...

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March 25

Ted Fillette Receives Advocate’s Award

Please join CBI in congratulating Ted Fillette on his honor by the NC Bar Association with this year’s Advocate’s Award, which recognizes “superstars” of the legal profession.

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February 16

Former CBI Board Chair Honored by HRC

Former CBI Board Chair, Tom Warshauer will be honored at the 2019 North Caroline HRC Gala on February 23rd. Tom's history of fostering equity in the Charlotte community will be celebrated at the event as he will be recognized as the Legacy Award Honoree.

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December 13

LU40 Alumni Serving as Project Lead at Balfour Beatty

At CBI, nothing pleases us more than to see emerging leaders rising up to make a difference in the world. Our LU40 development program is all about nurturing these new leaders and empowering them to follow their passions for community and outreach.

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October 22

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. […]

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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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