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Mayor's Racial Equity Initiative

Mayor's Racial Equity Initiative

On Nov. 1, 2021, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles announced a $250M initiative to help bridge the digital divide, invest in corridors of opportunity, help transform Johnson C. Smith University, and recruit and advance people of color in business.
Mayor's Racial Equity Initiative Announcement @ Jane M Smith Memorial Church 11-1-2021 by Jon Strayhorn
Jon Strayhorn
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This month marks a year since the Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative was announced. It’s a $250 million effort that Mayor Vi Lyles said would combine bold ideas, philanthropy and collaborative problem-solving to remove barriers to opportunity. So far, the initiative has raised nearly all of its goal.