Take 10

2015 Knight Cities Challenge winner

​We took 10 minutes to make Charlotte more successful

A small investment can have a big return. Between October 2015 and June 2016,
150 City of Charlotte employees took 10 minutes each week to engage one person
in our community in conversation about how we can make Charlotte better.

Cover Page ~ Infographic ~ Data Findings Report ~ Evaluation Report ~ Evaluation Supplement Appendix
How to Implement a Take10CLT Inspired Initiative

Transportation ~ What people likeTo improve today ~ In 5 years

Economy ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Engagement ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Housing ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Education ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Character ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Environment ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years

Safety ~ What people like To improve today ~ In 5 years

Health ~ What people like ~ To improve today ~ In 5 years


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you, Knight Foundation, for believing in Take10!

Support for Take10 comes from the John S. and ​​James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Cities Challenge​

​What people are saying about Take10

Knight Cities Challenge awards $5 million for ideas to make cities more successful --Knight Foundation, March 31, 2015

Foundation funds fresh ideas for urban living -- Governing, March 31, 2015 

Charlotte residents get Knight funding for city ideas -- Charlotte Observer, March 31, 2015

A winning Knight Cities Challenge idea from Charlotte is remarkably simple -- Knight Foundation, March 31, 2015

Knight Cities Challenge Winners in Charlotte​ -- City of Charlotte, April 6, 2015​