To elevate Charlotte as a hub for artistic excellence by supporting the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Knight Artist in Residency program. Funding will help fellows expand their community engagement efforts in Charlotte.
To create the Knight Charlotte Cycling Fund to support a planning process to be led by Alta Planning or other subject matter expert and implementation of specific activities to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly city.
To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.
To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To establish the James L. Knight Scholarship Fund at the James L. Knight School of Communications.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.