To elevate and energize community discussion, engagement and excitement by bringing six to eight new Knight artists in residence to McColl Center for Visual Art leading to increased regional and national attention
To spur citizen engagement through the distribution of GivingCards.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement. The Charlotte Observer was the first “small-town” title acquired by the Knight brothers. Knight has had a presence in the city since the purchase in 1954.
Charlotte, a growing community, attracts significant numbers of college graduates. We believe it can become a place that retains more talent by strengthening the core city. A streetcar line currently under construction has the potential to catalyze change in underdeveloped areas along the route.
In the city's Northwest Corridor, we seek to leverage assets such as Johnson C. Smith University and its proximity to Uptown Charlotte, as we concentrate investments at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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Charlotte Community Advisory Committee
• Ann Caulkins (chair)
• Dianne Bailey
• Astrid Chirinos
• Keith Cradle
• Will Miller
• Josh Oakhurst
• Darrell Williams