Charlotte, NC Community Summit

Event Name 

Charlotte 2014 Education Summit: How Children Succeed

Event Description

The Charlotte Education Summit 2014 “How Children Succeed” continues CIS Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s long tradition of facilitating community dialogue related to the drop out crisis. By partnering with other community organizations CIS hopes to rally the community to address educational inequities in a holistic and inclusive manner. Keynote speakers will include Paul Tough, the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, and sessions will include poverty research from Harvard University’s Equal Opportunity Project, and new research on identifying students as potential dropouts as early as first grade from Montgomery County Public Schools.

Summit Summary 

    o Charlotte Observer article:
    o “Your Schools” blog on
    o Op-ed in the Charlotte Observer:

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    o News 14 Carolinas:
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Event Details

January 22, 2014
Teen Summit 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Center City Campus
Education Summit 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Convening Organization

Communities In Schools of Charlotte- Mecklenburg (

Additional Details

Additional National Sponsors:
DeVry Education Group
Additional Local Sponsors: 

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Charlotte Housing Authority
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators and the National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
  • MeckEd
  • Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas - Parent VOICE
  • UNC-Charlotte
  • Urban Education Collaborative
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte