RCCL Community Conversations Resources

Community Conversations

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Community Conversations Resources


As our community continues its recovery from the pandemic, the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership is focused on some of the most pressing issues and needs such as mental health, housing and homelessness, racial equity and economic mobility.

Register for upcoming Community Conversations at fftc.org/upcomingevents. Video recordings of each session and additional resources are available in the drop-down menu below.

Youth Voice - A Discussion on Mental Health

video

If you would like to view this session or share it, the recording is available here.

resources

Click here for a copy of the presentation shared by panelist Vernisha Crawford, CEO of Bringing You Excellence (BYE), LLC.

Challenges and Opportunities for Boys of Color

video

If you were unable to attend or would like to view this session again and/or share it, it is available here.

Resources

BMA Legacy Collection: Compilation of more than 250 research reports and strategy papers related to the field of Black male achievement and young men of color.

Beyond Plight Report by Association of Black Foundation Executives which provides evidence-based pathways for optimal development for Black boys and young men across the life course.

Promise of Place Report: Strategies for increasing Black male achievement engagement on the city level

Our America by Lealan Jones 

Black Boys Film

Profound Gentlemen: Building communities of male educators of color across the country to impact education for boys of color. 

PowerUP USA: The leader in providing art, media, science and technology education to in and out of school youth and low-income adults

E2D: The mission of E2D is to ensure that every student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has essential, at home access to computer technology and digital literacy support to achieve academic success.

Achieving Success on Purpose, Inc. was founded to help underserved youth develop the emotional and social intelligence needed to counteract delinquency and refute negative social narratives.

Self Talk Counseling & Consulting: Providing counseling, coaching and consulting services to help people overcome life challenges and roadblocks.

Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Brotherly Love: Health of Black Boys and Men in Philadelphia

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Champion of Children Report: Boys of Color, Boys At Risk

Speakers

This session was moderated by Mark Jerrell, Mecklenburg County Commissioner, District 4. Panelists included:

  • Dr. Frank D. Barnes, Chief Accountability Officer, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
  • Shawn Dove, Founder, Corporation for Black Male Achievement, Author, I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys
  • Timothy Fowler, President and CEO, Boys To Men Foundation
  • Righteous Keitt, Student, UNC-Chapel Hill, GenerationNation Board Member
  • Dr. James L. Moore III, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Director of the Bell National Resource Center, The Ohio State University

A special organization spotlight was presented by Don M. Thomas Jr., M.A.R.L, Executive Director, My Brother's Keeper Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Building a Dream Team: The Importance and Impact of Social Capital

video

If you were unable to attend or would like to view this session again and/or share it, it is available here.

Resources

Who is on your Dream Team?

American Dream Score

How We Rise Report: How social networks in Charlotte impact economic mobility

Speakers

For this session, panelists included:

Food Security: Innovation and Opportunity

video

If you were unable to attend or would like to view this session again and/or share it, it is available here.

Resources

Jones Valley Teaching Farm:
Download their app and share their lessons with your family and friends: https://goodschoolfood.jvtf.app/
Donate at jvtf.org/donate
Volunteer by emailing volunteer@jvtf.org

The Bulb:
Recipes are available at www.thebulbgallery.org
Sign up for volunteer opportunities by clicking here.

Loaves and Fishes:
Learn ways to get involved at loavesandfishes.org/get-involved

Mid-Ohio Food Collective:
Get involved at mofc.org/get-involved
Advocate at mofc.org/advocacy

speakers

Panelists included: