UNC Charlotte Opportunity Research Showcase

Monday, April 8, 2019, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

As North Carolina’s urban research university, UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

The purpose of the showcase is to highlight national and local research and evaluation on topics, issues, and recommendations related to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force’s Leading on Opportunity Report. By the end of the showcase, Charlotte community members interested in the social and economic mobility of its citizens will have a deeper understanding of strategies, programs, and actions that positively impact or serve as barriers to social and/or economic mobility of vulnerable populations. Community members will also make connections across fields to better leverage success of these strategies, programs, and actions.

We envision an event in which national and local speakers share data on trends or innovations on social and economic opportunity in large and small group settings with extensive opportunities for solution-focused dialogue.

Proposal Submission

Proposal submission is now closed. Selection notification will take place in mid-February.

Please contact Taylor Rauschenberg at ftrausch@uncc.edu with any questions.

What's really working to improve economic opportunity for Charlotte's children and youth?

Join UNC Charlotte and our nonprofit partners as we answer that critical question through presentations, performances and exhibits. Meet the nonprofits making a difference and the UNC Charlotte researchers working with them to ensure that their programs have proven, tangible impact.

Research presentations will focus on recent university/community partnerships that address the key factors and recommendations in 2017's Opportunity Task Force Report.

Learn what's effective, who's changing the game, and how you can get involved.

Charlotte Opportunity Research Showcase


Please contact Ms. Taylor Rauschenberg at ftrausch@uncc.edu if you have questions regarding the program.