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A Vision Of Our Community

CBI joins countless others across Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the nation in mourning the murder of George Floyd, along with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. We stand alongside those who recognize this as an inflection point, after which the disproportionate impacts of systemic racism can no longer go back into the ground of our […]

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DA Spencer Merriweather, LU40 Class 1, reflects on equity and justice

“As we begin to think about how we might restart this engine, it is forcing us to really think about what it is that we need,” says DA Spencer Merriweather, LU40 grad.

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Community Building at a Distance

This is an unprecedented time in our personal and collective lives. Many of us are being urged to physically step back from our routines and the connections we hold most dear.

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LDI Impact Class 1, Jon Buchan Receives 2020 Ayscue Professionalism Award

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

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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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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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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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CBI Executive Director Honored As…

CBI is excited to announce that our Executive Director, Dianne English has been recognized as one of Charlotte’s 50 Opportunity Champions by Leading on Opportunity.

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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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LU40 Alum, Elizabeth Trosch Brings Reform to Jail Bonds

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