RALLY Charlotte is a new non-profit organization with a mission to RALLY our community to share their social capital for a more promising, optimistic future for the next generation.
Your social capital comes from your network of friends, peers, mentors, colleagues, and classmates. It can determine your ability to find a job, a home, and a better life. Through the shared experiences of youth sports and recreation, mentoring, education, health and wellness, and cultural programs, we can build bridges and relationships between people who may not otherwise interact.
Our first goal is the Rally Charlotte Community Center, where all this can come together.
CHARLOTTE RANKED LAST IN ECONOMIC MOBILITY
Rally Charlotte is motivated by the recent work of Charlotte’s Opportunity Task Force which formed in response to the Harvard study ranking Charlotte in last place among the 50 largest U.S. cities in terms of our shared economic mobility. Our team is especially focused on parts of the report identifying social capital as a key ingredient for improving economic mobility and social equity.
WHY RALLY CHARLOTTE
Our work is guided by the collective impact approach which is the collaborative, disciplined commitment of multiple organizations from different community sectors working toward fulfilling a common agenda for solving specific social problems. Since last winter, we’ve met with community leaders and local foundations to listen and learn. And we’ve arrived at a place in these conversations where we feel ready to move forward with the construction of a community center in west Charlotte.