Institute for Social Capital Articles

Charlotte's transit riders are returning — slowly
   May 5, 2022

Steve Harrison, WFAE

March 2022 is arguably when Charlotte and the country turned the corner on the pandemic.

With Omicron waning, Charlotte’s major banks brought back their employees, at least on a hybrid schedule. Bank of America returned vaccinated workers on March 1. Wells Fargo came back two weeks later.

March is a good baseline for what a post-pandemic transit system may look like, in a time...

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Do youth end up in the justice system because they disengage from school?
   June 10, 2019
Ely Portillo
A UNC Charlotte professor used the integrated data system at the Institute for Social Capital, a part of the Urban Institute, to examine whether students of color are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because they’re more disengaged from school. Her conclusion: “The way our kids are being processed in the system is affected by the color of their skin.” Read more

Linking data to inform policy at the Institute for Social Capital
   May 29, 2019

Staff Reports
The Institute for Social Capital combines data from dozens of different agencies and provides a unique way for researchers to find connections and study problems, helping policymakers find solutions that work.  Read more

ISC Newsletter March 2017
   March 22, 2017

Angelique Gaines
Stay up to date on all the ISC news for the first quarter of 2017.  Read more

Study: More than 4,000 Mecklenburg students homeless or unstably housed
   March 13, 2017
Ashley Williams Clark
Homelessness and housing instability affect the family, health, academic and social-emotional well-being of homeless families with children. This study of homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg finds that more than 4,000 students are homeless or unstably housed. Read more

November 2016 ISC Newsletter
   November 16, 2016

Stay up to date on all the ISC news for the final quarter of 2016. Read more

Report finds strengths, challenges in United Way’s Collective Impact initiative
   September 30, 2015

Research by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for United Way of Central Carolinas has found that almost 90 percent of at-risk Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students who took part in programs from 14 local United Way-funded agencies over three or more years graduated from high school. Read more

Stay up-to-date with the ISC April 2015 newsletter
   April 6, 2015

Alyssa Brown
ISC out and about ISC staff members Ashley Clark, Eric Caratao, and Alyssa Brown joined approximately 250 volunteers for a training session before Charlotte’s Annual Point in Time Count, an annual count of people experiencing homelessness on a given night. New data deposits ISC continues... Read more

ISC announces faculty research grant award
   December 10, 2014
Ashley Williams Clark
The first recipient of a faculty research grant from the Institute for Social Capital, Inc. (ISC) will be Dr. Mason Haber, assistant professor in the UNC Charlotte Department of Psychology. Read more

Stay up-to-date with the ISC December 2014 newsletter
   December 5, 2014
Ashley Williams Clark
Alyssa Brown
ISC out and about UNC Charlotte Urban Institute / Institute for Social Capital graduate assistants Charles Warner-Hillard and Alyssa Brown present a poster about ISC at the UNC Charlotte fall 2014 University Business Partner and Faculty reception co-hosted by CRI and the Charlotte Regional... Read more