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.
Panel Discussion Moderator:
Jacinda Jacobs started her media career on morning radio which later propelled her career into television, as a reporter, weather forecaster and morning co-host. Currently, Jacinda is the arena host for the Charlotte Hornets. She also hosts Sunday Morning Inspiration on V1019-FM. Both roles she works alongside with her husband and best friend, Derrick "FlyTy" Jacobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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