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Knight Theater: Arts and Science Council

For an operating endowment to support extensive new cultural facilities in downtown Charlotte, including a 1,200-seat theater to be named for John S. and James L. Knight

Foundation for the Carolinas

To transform the way Charlotte addresses critical issues by expanding a tested scenario planning model into a vehicle for redefining civic values, changing decision-making models and strengthening social networks

XO Laptops for Project L.I.F.T.

To provide laptops to 3,200 K-5 students in order to increase digital access as part of a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement

National Citizenship Collaboration

To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte

Citizen Schools

To increase citizen involvement in the public schools by expanding a successful after-school program while experimenting with emerging technology to strengthen the volunteers' role with the organization and its long-term future

North Carolina Dance Theater

To strengthen the north end of Charlotte's uptown cultural mall with a permanent home, including classrooms and rehearsal studios, for the North Carolina Dance Theatre

Project L.I.F.T.

To add a community engagement manager and embed engagement in a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement

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