Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
UCITY Family Zone

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:
The UCITY Family Zone is a place-based partnership for improving the quality of life in neighboring communities in and around University City. It is the only fully community integrated and run organization of its kind in Charlotte. Through collaboration with a wide array of community partners, UNC Charlotte seeks to improve the daily living, learning, and working conditions of individuals and families throughout the community by addressing the social determinants of health. UCITY Family Zone is a continuous geographical area surrounding UNC Charlotte, is comprised of multiple organizations, and is home to 45,000 residents in an area of 5.5 square miles. The College of Health and Human Services provides administrative leadership, research expertise, and program evaluation support through ARCHES and the Community Action Research Scholars (CARS) program. https://www.ucityfamilyzone.com/ https://arches.charlotte.edu/our-work/some-places-we-work

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
The Charlotte Regional Data Trust

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
The Charlotte Regional Data Trust (formerly the Institute for Social Capital, Inc) is a community-university partnership that was founded in 2004 by a group of community stakeholders including UNC Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Foundation for the Carolinas, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, and the United Way of Central Carolinas. Its mission is to use integrated administrative data to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making and foster university research that impacts the community and deepens understanding of complex community issues. The Charlotte Regional Data Trust is currently working on a Community Data Advisory Committee as a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, consisting of individuals who are represented in the data and/or are on-the-ground system professionals. Recent examples of the issues addressed include services for people in chronic homelessness and housing instability. https://ui.charlotte.edu/our-work/charlotte-regional-data-trust

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
UNC Charlotte; School of Social Work is a community partner of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ; https://rmjj.org/) formed in 2010 as a leadership collaborative working within their community to reduce disproportionality and disparate outcomes for children and families of color through institutional, anti-racism organizing, education, workforce development, and practice change. Other community partners include juvenile court judges, the metropolitan school system, police department, social services, and Public Defender. All have been trained in the racial equity workshop, are guided by a set of principles for antiracism organizing, and meet monthly to encourage transparency and accountability for community practice change towards racial equity.

A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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