FAQ

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Have questions about the Opportunity Task Force, looking for ways to participate or want to know how to find out more?

What is the timeline?

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The Task Force will convene for initial orientation in May 2015 and conclude its work in late 2016 with actionable recommendations. Detailed phases of work and outcomes are in development at this time and will be shared with the community as available.

Who are the Opportunity Task Force supporting partners?

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Foundation For The Carolinas, Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the John M. Belk Endowment and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional partners will be added as the work of the Task Force continues. The Task Force views the broad community as a partner and will offer opportunities for active public participation and engagement.

Who is on the Opportunity Task Force and why were they selected?

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An Opportunity Task Force membership list is available at www.opportunitycharmeck.org The twenty-one volunteer members of the Task Force were asked to serve to fulfill three goals: a) achieve balance among a mix of skills, expertise and knowledge of the community; b) bring a variety of perspectives that reflect Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s diversity into the process; c) inspire commitment to action to broaden access to economic opportunity for all residents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

How can an individual or an organization get involved?

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The community will engage through focus groups, on-line surveys, small group discussions, social media, community events, and other creative opportunities for participation by individuals, groups, and organizations. Sign up for these updates, download educational resources, and learn more about opportunities for participation at www.opportunitycharmeck.org.

How will the community be updated on progress?

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The Task Force will update the public on its progress at regular intervals through a variety of channels including the website at opportunitycharmeck.org, area media outlets, social media and in-person presentations with community groups.

Who do I call with questions and where can I get more information?

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For general information, contact Eli Kahn (ekahn@fftc.org; 704-973-4542 or Carol Morris (cmorris@fftc.org; 704-973-4550) at Foundation For The Carolinas. For media: contact Brian Collier (bcollier@fftc.org; 704-973-4542) at Foundation For The Carolinas. Information and updates will also be available at opportunitycharmeck.org.

 

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