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'One Charlotte' Forms To Address Inequities After Shooting, Protests

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Lisa Worf
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WFAE

Some Charlotte business, religious, and non-profit leaders have formed a new group to look at ways to help struggling neighborhoods. It's called One Charlotte and aims to help people in these areas have better 

access to jobs, quality education, and health care.

Jesse Cureton with Novant Health is one of the leaders. He says the shooting of Keith Scott and the protests afterwards pushed them to form the group.

"One Charlotte was started to acknowledge the pain and put into action core, systemic issues that create inequities in the Charlotte community. The goal of One Charlotte is to drive coordinated action and a path forward for Charlotte," said Cureton.

There are already several groups trying to tackle education, employment, and healthcare. One of them is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Economic Opportunity Task Force. A goal of One Charlotte is to invest in its recommendations.