Publications & Reports

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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


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Report: More collaboration would improve services to elderly
   February 23, 2015
Bill McCoy
A year-long study of the needs of Mecklenburg County’s elderly population found the county’s approach to older adults should focus on stronger and longer-term planning, supported by stronger collaboration among service providers. Read more


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Collective Impact for Children & Youth Year 2 Report
   October 8, 2014

Collective Impact is a collaborative approach that brings together stakeholders working towards shared goals in order to make significant change in communities. The Collective Impact for Children...

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Report tallies gains from United Way's Collective Impact initiative
   October 8, 2014

United Way of Central Carolinas' Collective Impact approach aims to increase the graduation rate among the more than 13,000 at-risk children who receive services from 16 United Way-funded agencies. Read more


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As N.C. school buses roll, compare ride times, and more
   August 21, 2014

It is no small task to get the school bus to your neighborhood each day. Planning starts in March for most North Carolina school districts to open school in August. (Photo: NCDPI) Read more


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Charlotte Mecklenburg Point in Time Count Report 2009-2014
   April 8, 2014

What are the characteristics of Mecklenburg County’s homeless population and how has it changed over time? To try to answer those questions, Mecklenburg County each year performs the Point in Time (PIT) Count, a federally mandated act to determine the prevalence and characteristics of homeless people in the United States. The PIT Count helps communities better understand who is facing...

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New report analyzes homelessness in Mecklenburg
   April 8, 2014

What are the characteristics of homeless people in Mecklenburg County? Has that changed over time? A new analysis by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing and the Homeless Services Network, examines the 2014 Point in Time Count in Mecklenburg County. (Photo: Mary Gaertner) Read more


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Collective Impact for Children and Youth Baseline Report
   February 6, 2013

The Collective Impact Baseline study is part of United Way’s pilot initiative to increase the graduation rate over the next 10 years for the community’s most vulnerable youth. This data will be used to create a the baseline against which United Way and its agencies will be measured in the goal to increase the graduation rate for at-risk children being served with United Way support. Read more


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Women and the Great Recession- Fourth Quarterly Report
   January 27, 2012

This report analyzes how women fared in the workplace at the national level after the Great Recession, which ended in June 2009, compared to their status before it began. This report also compares women to their male counterparts before and after the recession in terms of total job growth, job growth in the public sector, and wages earned. Read more


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Women, Wages and Work- Third Quarterly Report
   January 27, 2012

This report focuses on the disparity in earnings between men and women across industries in Mecklenburg County. The wage gap or ratio is an often cited statistic to highlight the disparity between the earnings of men and women. Most sources cite the wage gap in the United States being between 75 and 80 percent, meaning women only earn 75 to 80 percent of what men earn. Read more