In June 2010, United Way of Central Carolinas commissioned the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment for its five-county service area. The primary purpose of the study was to pinpoint the community’s greatest needs and identify gaps in the current array of human services. This study is one of several endeavors UWCC is pursuing as part of a broader...Read more
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute worked with Council for Children's Rights and the Larry King Center for Building Children's Futures to design and administer a survey and conduct focus groups. This research identified needs in the community and ways in which the Nurse Family Partnership could fill gaps in services to first-time, low-income mothers. ...Read more
This report was compiled by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in April 2010 in collaboration with Council for Children's Rights in honor of the National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The study examines a number of indicators related to child abuse in Mecklenburg County over time and in comparison to the state of North Carolina.
All parents ask themselves “Is my child prepared?” as they think about the first day of kindergarten. Some begin pondering this question even before their child enters a pre-k program. Preparing children for school begins well before they step inside the classroom. Developmental studies increasingly show the importance of a child’s first five years of life. According to a study by Harvard...Read more