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A new documentary illuminates the real Hidden Valley neighborhood

   January 28, 2021

If all you know of Hidden Valley is news stories and TV shows about gangs, you might picture the neighborhood as a crime hotspot — and little more.

But the reality for the neighborhood’s thousands of residents is much richer, more complex and varied than popular media accounts. That’s what Barbara Pinson Lash, a longtime television news anchor and reporter, and PhD candidate in the...

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Collaborating to take on food retail disparities

   December 10, 2020

UNC Charlotte is building on its action research legacy to partner university researchers with community leaders to solve the region’s systemic challenges around inequity. As part of this initiative, the University’s Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement is joining Mecklenburg County to lead a seven-month, collaborative initiative to find a sustainable, equitable and economically...

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Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement

Dr. Janni Sorensen has been awarded with the Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement
   November 21, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Dr. Janni Sorensen has been awarded with the Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement.

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Enderly Park Neighborhood Safety Audit Report for CES4Health

   December 29, 2016
The following report is our submission to CES4Health detailing the Neighborhood Safety Audit conducted in the Enderly Park neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. Our extensive partnership with this neighborhood resulted in a process of understanding safe and...

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Chancellor's Diversity Grant Sends Faculty and Students to Dismantling Racism Workshops

   August 25, 2016
Funds from the UNCC Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund paid for 12 students and faculty to attend the Dismantling Racism workshop sponsored by Race Matters for Juvenile Justice. The entire CHARP team attended and we invited colleagues from an...

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Youth make connections between health and community planning

   August 10, 2016
Jamese Pinkston of CHARP led a group of 12 youth through a discussion about the importance of health in community planning. Youth worked with facilitators from Stratford Richardson YMCA as well as CHARP members and associates. Carolina Health System's...

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Groundwork documentary presentation shows the power of individuals

   June 7, 2016
The Media Mobilizing Project presented Groundwork: Justice in the Birthplace of America at the opening of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference in Charlotte. The event was a huge success that invited UNC Charlotte faculty and...

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Greater Enderly Park residents fight back against real estate speculation

   May 31, 2016
Activists in Greater Enderly Park have taken a stand and action against real estate speculators in their community. Drawing on tactical urbanism and resistance, they have altered the signs placed along Tuckaseegee to send a message to speculators that...

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Dr. Janni Sorensen speaks at UNC Charlotte Women + Girls Alliance Summit

   April 13, 2016
Dr. Janni Sorensen took part in the 2016 Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte's Center City Campus. She spoke in one of the conference conversations about Bridging Divides, Building Solutions. Photo courtesy of the Niner Times https://t.co/...

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CHARP presents at Urban Affairs Conference

   February 29, 2016
Joe Howarth presented "Oral Histories as a Strategy for Developing Relationships in a Community-University Partnership" at the Urban Affairs Conference in San Diego. The session was very strong and we received good feedback from attendees and other...

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