Tuesday, September 14, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Levine Center for the Arts
A New Cultural Campus
Take a walking tour of this explosive new cultural campus incorporating four distinct—and nationally acclaimed—arts and history organizations: John S. and James L. Knight Theater, Mint Museum of Art, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture. Following the tour, hear a panel discussion from city and nonprofit leaders on the evolution of this innovative public-private partnership.
*Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this site session.
Children & Family Services Center
Innovations in Human Services
Witness a partnership of 10 agencies serving children and youth in Charlotte, sharing back-office and administrative responsibilities, and providing one convenient location for its clients. Engage in a discussion regarding shared services, the challenges and successes presented in creating this type of model, and hear about other innovative collaborations and mergers in Charlotte.
Tuesday, September 14, 1:30-5 p.m.
Harnessing Creativity in Our Region's Youth through Partnership
Tour this award-winning LEED-certified facility housing Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s youth branch. Learn how this unique educational collaboration evolved among the public, private, and non-profit sectors and how it survives and thrives despite declining government funding, library restructuring, and nonprofit sector uncertainties. Hear from leaders of both organizations and a funding partner, Microsoft, how this national model supports students in reaching their creative and academic potential.
*Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this site session
A City in Transition
The Evolution of "A New South City"
Explore the dynamic history of a city rooted in industry and trading that now anchors a banking and energy hub. Take a bus tour of the historic South End neighborhood, traversing through uptown Charlotte (Center City) and concluding at the Levine Museum of the New South for an interview with Hugh McColl, former Bank of America CEO and community leader extraordinaire, on the changing landscape of the city and the partners critical to its success.