Housing & Neighborhood Services


Register by April 17, 2018 online or call 704-336-3380.

Neighborhood Exchange: Spark Ideas Into Action!

Great ideas create enthusiasm but acting on them creates real change. 

Hear from ordinary people whose ideas sparked extraordinary change in their communities. Join us for the Neighborhood Exchange: Spark Ideas Into Action breakfast and panel discussion, a free event sponsored by the City of Charlotte. 

Saturday, April 21, 8:30—11:30 a.m.

SMS Catering Event Atrium, 1764 Norland Road, Charlotte NC


Home(town) Security: A presentation by Majora Carter

Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategist, real estate developer, and Peabody award-winning broadcaster.  After establishing  Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations), she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities - which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.






Local Panelists:

Amanda Zullo

Founder & Executive Director

Pop Up Produce

Amanda is the Founder and Executive Director of Pop Up Produce. Their mission is to empower families and individuals to grow their own food through their Fresh Start Kit program and "pop up" garden curriculum in local schools. Their focus is to Grow Food, Grow Community.



John Lincoln

Vice Chair

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA)

A community advocate, John is passionate about creating more vibrant communities through arts, culture and education. John serves as vice chair of MoRA, a grassroots organization that has excelled at placemaking for shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews. Public art is one of the initiatives that MoRA has undertaken, bringing neighbors, students, businesses and churches together to create a public sculpture. 


John Martin

CEO & Founder

Young Black Leadership Alliance

John was once told by his high school guidance counselor that he was not college material. Fast forward to 2006 and he now builds leaders as the CEO and Founder of the Young Black Leadership Alliance, a Charlotte non-profit organization where he provides college preparation, career readiness and trips of a lifetime for young black men and women.



Amalia Deloney

Founder & Principal

Co-Learning for Action Project

Amalia is the Founder and Principal at Co-Learning for Action Project, a popular education project dedicated to providing activities and space for ordinary Charlotte residents to engage with one another, critically reflect on the issues facing their communities, and take action together for social change. Throughout her career, Amalia has used her extensive experience for field-building, community-building, and policy advocacy.

Register by April 17, 2018 online or call 704-336-3380.




Sign up for NotifyMe to learn more about some of the topics related to discussions at this year's event.