The Diaspora of the Segregated: How separate and unequal hurt the talent pipeline

The Diaspora of the Segregated: How separate and unequal hurt the talent pipeline

February 21, 2018 | Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 11 We’ve created a diaspora of the displaced and segregated that has serious consequences for the development of our talent pipeline. Segregation in Mecklenburg County, as in other parts of America, suffocates large portions of our talent pipeline by alienating individuals into areas of […]

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Digital access is critical for Charlotte’s residents and its workforce system

February 15, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Access to broadband internet is something we often take for granted. We rely so heavily on the internet at work, home and shopping that most of the population would consider it a necessity to live. But did you know that 13.2 percent of people in the Charlotte area live in neighborhoods with low or no […]

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Education gaps and their impact on Charlotte’s workforce

February 9, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Education plays a powerful role in economic mobility. Studies show that a child’s zip code is more likely to determine his or her future success than other factors like cognitive ability. Local education initiatives have become a robust talking point for Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility. The Leading on Opportunity Task Force report […]

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Housing affordability and workforce in Charlotte

February 1, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Charlotte Works’ Community Poverty Indicators map shares data about poverty across Mecklenburg County based on zip codes. We’re highlighting each of the indicators to show the workforce implications. Housing affordability refers to areas where housing is affordable and/or unaffordable in Mecklenburg County. Affordability is determined by whether the median monthly income is higher than the […]

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Training scholarship offers first step to economic mobility for second chance career-seeker

January 22, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

For 55-year-old Nancy Waterman, giving up was not an option. From divorce to a stint in jail to living in her car, Waterman knew that to put her life back on track she would have to ask for help. She wanted to be able to put a roof over her head and provide herself with […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility for youth

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region. Harvard University and the University of California – Berkeley published a study in May 2015 examining upward economic mobility for children living in large metropolitan areas. The study used a sample of low-income children […]

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