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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

Goal Setting & Navigating Resources

Family Liaisons are trained in Mobility Mentoring to assess and help parents set life goals and develop an action plan. As families demonstrate needs, Family Liaisons help to locate resources for the family often using our public database.

Educational Opportunities

We host monthly Educational Workshops for families covering topics such as Financial Empowerment, goal setting, parenting skills and career readiness.

Essential Baskets

Baskets containing toiletries, cleaning supplies, seasonal items, food items and a grocery gift card were distributed to each family three times throughout the year (fall, winter and spring).

Financial Support Request

Family Liaisons can request up to $1,000 in financial assistance for their partnering families based on needs to help the family break through barriers to success.

School Supplies and Holiday Help

Backpacks filled with school supplies as well as holiday presents and meals were provided to families.

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.

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