Community Engagement Fellows

The six Nonprofit Leadership Fellows and two Cook Family Fellows students will spend 35 hours each week working with an assigned not-for-profit organization. On Wednesday evenings they will gather for dinner and to discuss their experiences, as well as common readings. Friday afternoons will be spent as a group participating in other enrichment activities to strengthen their understanding of social issues in the Charlotte area.

Summer 2016 Community Partners

Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen - Angels and Sparrows' purpose is to help fight hunger in Huntersville and the adjacent towns of Cornelius and Davidson as well as in North Mecklenburg County unincorporated areas.

Charlotte Rescue Mission - Charlotte Rescue Mission serves people struggling with addiction, poverty or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Children's Hope Alliance - The mission of the Children's Hope Alliance is to provide a safe and  healing journey for hurting children and families; creating hope now and in the future.

Cook Family Fellow Placements - Two students are intentionally placed with organizations that have Christian, faith-based missions. These positions were made possible through the generosity of the Cook Family.

International House - International House's mission is to promote international understanding and help immigrants fully integrate into our community. They envision a Charlotte that welcomes and embraces the world.

Mooresville Christian Mission - Through a variety of programs, the Mooresville Christian Mission fights poverty, offers hope and empowers people. They prevent future crises and focus on empowering the family unit with the skills and resources to be self-supportive and rise out of poverty.

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. They were founded on the conviction that everyone should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

Safe Alliance - The mission of Safe Alliance is to provide hope and healing for people in crisis by offering a variety of services that assist over 12,000 people annually throughout Mecklenburg County and Lake Norman.

Town of Davidson - The town's sense of community is rooted in citizens who respect each other; in racial and socioeconomic diversity; in pedestrian orientation; and in the presence of a liberal arts college.