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A group of students from the Charlotte-Piedmont Triad region.

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Charlotte-Piedmont Triad has a rich legacy of social justice activism. Greensboro is home to the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-ins, which altered the course of history. Charlotte is the site of the landmark Supreme Court Case Swann v. Mecklenburg Board of Education, which created a legacy of successful school integration. 

Today, Charlotte is home to a burgeoning arts scene of murals, museums, and gallery crawls. Piedmont Triad has become a hub for innovation, social entrepreneurship, and higher education opportunities.

Still, our communities are facing educational challenges. Today, only 38 percent of African American students in grades three through eight were proficient in both reading and math, compared to 70 percent of white students.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level in 2014.


Charlotte's rank for economic mobility, out of the 50 largest U.S. cities in 2013.

“My students and the connection to Teach for America are what keeps me in Greensboro. I feel like I am part of something so much bigger than my own classroom and that I am working towards a goal that matters with an inspirational team that challenges me to be better.”

Kalle Davis

Charlotte-Piedmont Triad Corps Member 2014

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