YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY
MADE A DIFFERENCE
Do you wonder why the city of Charlotte has been referred to as the “Tale of Two Cities: the City of Poverty, and the City of Prosperity?” Or, why Charlotte ranks dead last (50th out of 50) among America’s largest cities in Upward Mobility?
How We Rise is a project of the Brookings Institution, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. We wanted to understand how Charlotte residents learn about and gain access to opportunities that can improve their lives.
Beginning in February 2020, we are invited community members to tell us how and who you seek information from about job openings, housing, education, health care, and child care. By sharing their story, they ensured that this study accurately reflected the real-life experiences of your community.
Thank You Charlotte for caring about the well being of everyone in the community and being a part of the solution. Your input was critical to the success of this project. Thank you for realizing that we can all rise higher together.
BE THE VOICE FOR 872,498 INDIVIDUALS LIKE YOU!
Your neighborhood was selected to ensure diverse representation across the city of Charlotte. All individuals from across the city had an equal chance of being selected. You were randomly chosen to represent your neighborhood.
How often do you get the chance to tell your story, or acknowledge the people in your life who have made a difference? By telling us about the people in your life who you look to for advice or assistance, you are helping to inform decision makers about the best ways to break down barriers and improve access to economic mobility in your community. Use your voice! Share your story with us. A token of our appreciation for your time and cooperation will be mailed to you.
SHARE YOUR VOICE
Your voice and your story are important to us. We have developed a strategy to connect with you virtually and by telephone. If you would like to participate in a personal interview, Please complete our pre-survey for the project by clicking on the link below.
TELLING THE LIFE EXPERIENCES OF YOUR COMMUNITY
What types of questions will you be asked?
The questions asked by HWR are designed to measure how individuals use their personal connections to access opportunities. You will be asked about who you discuss important matters with, such as child care, education, college and career readiness, jobs, and housing.
What if you do not want to answer a question?
You can pass on any question you don't wish to answer.
How long will the interview take?
Approximately 90 minutes.
Your privacy is protected.
Your name, address, or telephone number will NEVER be associated with your answers, which will be combined with those of other Charlotte residents taking part in the survey. All published results will be in summary form. We do not sell or share your information. No one will be able to access your responses and personal information. What you provide is protected by law from any disclosure.
Here's an example of a question
In the last six months, who have you discussed child care options with?
CHARLOTTE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
To change the life trajectory of vulnerable young women
Economic Empowerment = Financial Wellness + Career Journey + Digitally Forward + Circle of Care
Through our four-pillar programming in Financial Wellness, Career Journey, Digitally Forward, and Circle of Care we help build knowledge and skills and nudge behavior change.
HOW WE RISE is a project of the Brookings Institution, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. We aim to better understand how community members learn about and gain access to opportunities that can improve their lives—and we need your help. We are inviting community members to tell us how and who you seek information from about job openings, housing, education, health care, and child care.
OUR CHARLOTTE TEAM
Lead Project Director