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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.
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New York has SoHo, and Charlotte has NoDa (for North Davidson Street). This former mill-community-turned-arts-district screams bohemian chic. Just north of Center City, NoDa is home to a funky collection of galleries, performance venues, and dining hot spots.
This 1920s revitalized streetcar suburb is one of Charlotte’s most ethnically and socially diverse neighborhoods and the epitome of cool city living.
South End is just a light rail stop away from Center City. It pairs an exciting mix of restaurants, antique shops, and retail stores with a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll also find live music, monthly gallery crawl events, and festivals like South End Soul (a five-day celebration of design, art, and innovation).
In the 1960s, advocates for higher education believed this area’s rolling farm fields were the perfect place to build a university. Today, the University area bustles with attractions, shopping, dining spots, and outdoor activities. Most recently, Charlotte’s light-rail train was extended to run from University through Uptown and past South End connecting the city.
Conveniently located close to downtown and the Greensboro College and University of North Carolina - Greensboro campuses, the Bohemian Tate Street area includes an eclectic mix of coffee shops, consignment stores, and eateries. Corps members there enjoy street festivals in the fall and spring. A favorite among locals and students, The Tate Street Coffee House often has live music and open mic nights. Apartments, townhomes, and houses are available to rent on Tate Street itself and in the surrounding College Hill neighborhood.