Institute for Social Captial

Jun 10, 2019
A UNC Charlotte professor used the integrated data system at the Institute for Social Capital, a part of the Urban Institute, to examine whether students of color are more likely to enter the juvenile justice system because they’re more disengaged from school. Her conclusion: “The way our kids are being processed in the system is affected by the color of their skin.”
May 29, 2019
The Institute for Social Capital combines data from dozens of different agencies and provides a unique way for researchers to find connections and study problems, helping policymakers find solutions that work. 
Mar 22, 2017
Stay up to date on all the ISC news for the first quarter of 2017. 
Mar 13, 2017
Homelessness and housing instability affect the family, health, academic and social-emotional well-being of homeless families with children. This study of homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg finds that more than 4,000 students are homeless or unstably housed.
Nov 16, 2016
Stay up to date on all the ISC news for the final quarter of 2016.
Mar 23, 2016
Stay up to date on all the ISC news for the first quarter of 2016.
Sep 30, 2015
Research by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for United Way of Central Carolinas has found that almost 90 percent of at-risk Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students who took part in programs from 14 local United Way-funded agencies over three or more years graduated from high school.
Apr 06, 2015
ISC out and about ISC staff members Ashley Clark, Eric Caratao, and Alyssa Brown joined approximately 250 volunteers for a training session before Charlotte’s Annual Point in Time Count, an annual count of people experiencing homelessness on a given night. New data deposits ISC continues...
Mar 24, 2015
Building evaluation capacity When When: April-October 2016, second Thursday of the month, noon-1 pm. Sponsors UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Institute for Social Capital, Inc., Charlotte Evaluators Forum Where Hygge Coworking 809 West Hill Street #C Charlotte, NC 28028 open in google...
Dec 10, 2014
The first recipient of a faculty research grant from the Institute for Social Capital, Inc. (ISC) will be Dr. Mason Haber, assistant professor in the UNC Charlotte Department of Psychology.
Dec 05, 2014
ISC out and about UNC Charlotte Urban Institute / Institute for Social Capital graduate assistants Charles Warner-Hillard and Alyssa Brown present a poster about ISC at the UNC Charlotte fall 2014 University Business Partner and Faculty reception co-hosted by CRI and the Charlotte Regional...
Nov 11, 2014
Charlotte is now a partner in a national effort to develop and use neighborhood information systems in local policy making and community building. 
Jul 23, 2014
News and updates from the Institute for Social Capital including notes about staff, data, research, grant opportunities and community partners. (Photo: Addie Balenger)
Jul 23, 2014
If Charlotte is a city of neighborhoods, what happens when almost 20 of those neighborhoods spend a half-day at a retreat to encourage goal-setting? (Photo: Mary Newsom)
Feb 13, 2014
Stay up-to-date with all the ISC news. Check out our February 2014 newsletter.
Nov 21, 2013
Much of the publicity about the Common Core has focused on test results. It should be on the changes these new standards bring to curriculum and instruction. We had set the bar too low, and we needed to broaden the teaching methods and concepts offered to students. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
Oct 04, 2013
The Institute for Social Capital's mission is to provide social resources that advance university research and increase the community’s capacity for data-based planning and evaluation. Find out about the ISC's recent activities, new staff and learn about the organization and structure of the institute in this quarterly newsletter.(Photo Wade Bruton)
Jun 12, 2013
In 2007, Shamrock Gardens Elementary in east Charlotte was showing big improvements, and after years of being listed as a school that could be taken over by the state for low performance, it was close to coming off that list. Then suddenly test scores plummeted. What happened? (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
Apr 10, 2013
In today’s educational climate, testing scandals are commonplace. But does that mean that testing is wrong? Is it even possible to use quantitative test data yet avoid the pitfalls we're finding in high-stakes testing? (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
Feb 20, 2013
On March 26 the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host a forum in uptown Charlotte designed to tell the public about powerful sources of data and how to use them.
May 25, 2012
Welcome to the Institute for Social Capital Inc. home to the ISC Community Database, an integrated data system created to foster university research and to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making. Through collaboration with nonprofit organizations governmental agencies,...
Mar 28, 2012
Two of UNC Charlotte’s most visible institutes are merging to create a combined center with unparalleled research capacity to address social issues in the Charlotte region. On March 8, the Institute for Social Capital (ISC) board of directors and UNC Charlotte agreed to merge the ISC staff and operations into the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the university’s oldest applied research center.