Social well-being

From health to housing to education, the institute offers articles and research on a variety of issues affecting social well-being in the 14-county Charlotte region.
 

Articles about social well-being topics

  • Institute for Social Capital names new director

    Amy Hawn Nelson, a Mecklenburg County educator with a strong record in improving the academic outcomes for at-risk students, has been named director of UNC Charlotte’s Institute for Social Capital.
  • Growing the market for local foods

    Two different organizations in the Charlotte region are using borrowed land and volunteer labor to get fresh, local food on the plates of people who need it most.
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library funding stabilizes, more hours to be restored

    The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library budget is up by more than $800,000 for the coming fiscal year after suffering a larger reduction in funding during the recession than many of its peer library systems around the country. The increased funding will allow the restoration of Sunday hours at six regional branches during the coming school year.
  • Charlotte region: Getting older, growing younger

    The nation as a whole is getting older, but variations in population growth and immigration can create big differences in the median age from place to place. The Charlotte region is no exception. While Mecklenburg's median age has risen only marginally, some neighboring counties are getting noticeably older.