UNC CHARLOTTE RESEARCHERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ADVANCING ‘THE CHARLOTTE GIRL’

Date Published: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017

“The Story of the Charlotte Girl” is one of opportunities and resources, and it is the focus of a nearly yearlong initiative of UNC Charlotte’s Women + Girls Research Alliance.

Through a series of public talks, book club discussions, multimedia presentations, podcasts and research publications, UNC Charlotte and a number of community partners will explore issues that affect the lives of Charlotte’s girls and their families.

 “UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university, and we have the ability to harness the power of discovery to respond to the needs of our community,” stated Heather Brown, director of the Women + Girls Research Alliance. “During the past year, University faculty, staff and students have been working across academic disciplines to conduct research on topics related to ‘The Story of the Charlotte Girl.’ Our yearlong series provides forums to present this research, in conjunction with our community partners, to program and policy leaders to move toward developing the next steps to mitigate challenges of poverty, violence and teen pregnancy, for example.”