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Angelique Gaines is a Social Research Specialist at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, who runs the City Walks program and studies topics from youth development to the racial wealth gap.
"What I find rewarding is the ability to serve the community. Bringing about a more equitable and socially just society is what motivates me to do the work that I do," says Gaines.
The Urban Institute is a part of the Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement (formerly known as Metropolitan Studies), which is a unit of Academic Affairs. Our mission is to provide community-based research services to local, regional, and state-level clients. Off-campus partners include local governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups.