Stitch Together CLT

​Stitch Together CLT

Stitch Together CLT is a free mentorship and community building program planned and led by leaders from 10 neighborhoods with influencers who they've hand-picked from their communities. This program includes a launch event, six "Stitch Together" Sessions hosted in Charlotte's neighborhoods, and a mentorship project between leaders and their influencers.

Facilitated by the City of Charlotte, the launch event invites community leaders, as experts, to share stories and lessons learned about their challenges, successes, resources and celebrations. A keynote panel of activists in the community and facilitated discussion will address how we can bring together our communities to improve integration and mobility in our City. Attendees will leave the event ready to work on a project with their neighborhood leader and have the opportunity to attend additional neighborhood showcases. Six months later, attendees and facilitators will come together again for a reconnection and celebration.


Stitch Together CLT has three objectives:

1. Bring together neighborhood leaders from different parts of Charlotte to share resources, successes, challenges, stories and fellowship.

2. Create mentoring relationships between neighborhood leaders and the next generation of influencers in their neighborhoods.

3. Define what a "neighborhood leader" is for different ages and generations to help expand leadership in neighborhoods.

Darryl GastonDarryl Gaston
Druid Hills & North End
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Scott GartlanScott Gartlan
Country Club Heights
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Heidi PruessHeidi Pruess
Hayden Commons
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Jamall KinardJamall Kinard
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Hilary LarsenHilary Larsen
Barclay Downs & SouthPark
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Khadijah KarriemKhadijah Karriem
Cedar Mill
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Announcing the Stitch Together CLT Panel @ the Launch Event, April 28th!

 Stitch Together CLT Panel

(Photo Credit: City of Charlotte, Alvin C. Jacobs, Tom Hanchett)

Debra Campbell - Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte

James Ford - Principal, Filling the Gap Educational Consultants & Co-Chair for the Leading on Opportunity Council

Tom Hanchett - Community Historian & former Staff Historian at Levine Museum for the New South


2017-2018 Stitch Together Steering Committee

Below are the selected applicants and the neighborhood represented. 

Allen Nelson, Commonwealth Morningside
Brenda Campbell, Clanton Park
Charles Vakala, Genesis Park
Darryl Gaston, Druid Hills
Douglas Welton, Madison Park
Heidi Pruess, Hayden Commons
Hilary Larsen, Barclay Downs
Jamall Kinard, Lakewood
Khadijah Karriem, Cedar Mills
Scott Gartlan, Country Club Heights

For more information, please contact:
Erin Chantry
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