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Strategic Partners



Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance

Charlotte’s Digital Inclusion Alliance (CDIA) endeavors to reduce the digital divide in Mecklenburg County from 19% to 9% by 2026 by developing a digital inclusion playbook that encapsulates the work of the CDIA. The plan will outline a series of operational and policy proposals for public and private agencies, along with nonprofits, in Mecklenburg County to advance the cause of digital equity. Focus areas of the playbook will be Access, Technology, Digital Literacy, Standards and Policy, Advocacy, and Opportunity.

Knight Foundation

In Charlotte, Knight Foundation’s work focuses on the Historic West End, which is experiencing substantial commercial and residential investment. Leveraging economic growth, our vision is for the West End to become an inclusive and thriving residential, commercial and university corridor.


Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides academic instruction, rigor and support each school day to more than 148,299 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 176 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County.


Foundation for the Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity in our 13-county region and is a driver for major civic efforts. We offer innovative solutions that help individuals, nonprofits and companies bring their charitable visions to life.


City of Charlotte

The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality located in the state of North Carolina. Charlotte has a Council-Manager form of government with 11 Council Members, a Mayor and a professional City Manager to oversee day-to-day operations.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of more than one million citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 
Through 20 locations, targeted outreach and online, the Library delivers exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. 

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Charlotte Black STEM Alliance

The local Charlotte chapters of National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) have joined together to form The Charlotte Black STEM Alliance. Their mission is to help advance professional careers and encourage youth and teens to pursue career opportunities in STEM fields. For more information please contact:

Digital Charlotte

Digital Charlotte empowers organizations to deliver digital and media literacy resources to their communities.

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Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (CRBA)

The Foundation amplifies the work that the CLT Alliance and our partners are doing to advance prosperity for all, and champion a new model of inclusive economic growth that fosters one regional community.

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