To name the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte and establish its special endowed mission of teaching digital and media literacy to students and the community
To create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection
To provide laptops to 3,200 K-5 students in order to increase digital access as part of a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement. The Charlotte Observer was the first “small-town” title acquired by the Knight brothers. Knight has had a presence in the city since the purchase in 1954.
Charlotte, a growing community, attracts significant numbers of college graduates. We believe it can become a place that retains more talent by strengthening the core city. A streetcar line currently under construction has the potential to catalyze change in underdeveloped areas along the route.
In the city's Northwest Corridor, we seek to leverage assets such as Johnson C. Smith University and its proximity to Uptown Charlotte, as we concentrate investments at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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Charlotte Community Advisory Committee
• Ann Caulkins (chair)
• Dianne Bailey
• Astrid Chirinos
• Keith Cradle
• Will Miller
• Josh Oakhurst
• Darrell Williams