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VALUES

COMMUNITY

We are proud of our city and recognize that real leadership is derived by service to others and to all future generations.

EMPATHY

Our true passion is to help reduce the impact of poverty on our neighbors.

INTEGRITY

We believe in openness and accountability. This approach will enhance our relationships with clients and donors.

MISSION

Families Forward Charlotte partners with families living in poverty in Mecklenburg County, NC. We provide individualized mentoring, educational opportunities and essential support as we walk alongside each family on their journey toward long-term stability and economic mobility.

VISION

We envision our city’s children and families living free of the challenges of poverty.

FAMILY
SUCCESS PROGRAM

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT

Each family in our Family Success Program is referred by one of our partnering schools. Families are interviewed to determine their individual needs. Throughout the year, families receive customized Essentials Baskets filled with toiletries and household goods. Additionally, we provide financial assistance to families based on their needs. Whether it’s a new microwave, school supplies or gas money, our aid will be specific to each family’s need.

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

We provide each family in our Family Success Program with a Family Liaison (a volunteer mentor) who works with families, one-on-one, during the year to help them get closer to life-long stability. After an in-depth interview of each family, we help the family set goals and then connect them to existing community resources while providing specific assistance in navigating or applying for those resources. We connect families with educational opportunities and provide social capital to families to make life-long connections and encourage success.

WEEKEND FOOD PACKS

We coordinate, raise funds, collect donations, and provide volunteers to prepare food bags for children and families in food-insecure households. Each bag provides a child with food over weekends and holidays when they lack access to free breakfast and lunch at their school.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Knowledge is power.  We are committed to connect you to the specific resources you need, quickly.

Here you can access our comprehensive list of community resources for Mecklenburg County, NC

SEE RESOURCES

WAYS TO GIVE


ABOUT US

Families Forward Charlotte partners with families living in poverty in Mecklenburg County, NC. We provide individualized mentoring, educational opportunities and essential support as we walk alongside each family on their journey toward long-term stability and economic mobility.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STAFF

ADVISORY BOARD

Rernard Allen – Assistant VP at Fifth Third Bank
Beth Argabrite – Retired
Wes Argabrite – Retired
Karen Faulk-Brown – MSW (Retired)
Latoya Brown – Family Representative
Monique Ferguson – VP/Business Initiatives Consultant at Wells Fargo
Erin Goldstein – VP Subscription Finance Group at Wells Fargo Securities

Dena Graziano – Educator at Providence Day
Will Jones – CEO at Thompson
Victor Lisciani – United Way of Central Carolinas (Retired)
James Miller – Managing Director at Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Kiet Pham – Partner/Principal, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young
Rose Smith – Lead Social Worker at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Graham Stevens – CFO & COO at AlphaTheory, LCC
Salem Suber – CCRC/Healthcare Foodservice Director at Southminister

WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Mobility Makers

Change Agents

Mobility Makers

Change Agents

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

We are a volunteer organization founded in 2017. All of the donations received funds our programming. Financial statements and 990s will be posted as they become available.

IMPACT

2019 Wrap Up Video

We support, assist and fill in the gaps that were once empty.  This may mean offering limited financial support to ...
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