UCITY Family Zone Timeline
Established UC Faith & Civic Leaders Group
The UC Faith & Civic Leaders started as a direct response to the Keith Lamont Scott shooting on September 20, 2016 and the civil unrest that followed. Under the direction of Brent Jones from Stonebridge Church Community, Christian leaders in the University City and Hidden Valley areas of north Charlotte gather regularly for prayer, relationship-building, and strategic collaboration focused on community transformation. https://forcharlotte.org
Monthly meetings are held to continue to serve to community needs, enhance the network and build social capital.
Formation of the UCITY Family Zone
The group was established to promote overall wellbeing, reduce preventable disease, and increase social capital in the people and communities of University City, by coordinating and expanding social determinants of health activities through a Community Organization, University, Business, and Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) partnership.
Launched “Movement Day” video & Launched Survey: who’s serving our UC community
The UCITY Family Zone presented a video produced by Silent Images and shown at "Movement Day". https://vimeo.com/253462606
To better understand the needs of community and know what organizations are working across the UC area, a survey was launched. These organizations were invited to become a collaborating partner of the UCITY Family Zone.
Restructured UCITY Family Zone, Steering Committee Established
Strategic Planning Session lead by Wendy Pascual at Crossway Consulting, under the direction of Dr. Mark DeHaven the Steering Committee was formalized. Each member leads one of the Community of Practice that will enhance resources to better serve the UC Community. Dr. Mark DeHaven chairs the committee.
Communities of Practice: Education, Food Security, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Development and Social Capital.
Coordinated Emergency COVID-19 Response Team-rapid response to the UC community needs; Facilitated collaborative community engagement programs and initiatives.
The team comprised organizations working in partnership to establish a food access network, healthcare information on COVID-19 and free testing sites, access to housing resources, financial resources to business owners, and provided education support programs. https://inside.uncc.edu/news-features/2020-04-14/unc-charlotte-professor-forms-response-group-help-community-needs-during.
Facilitated community engagement activities and programs:
Community Hub Garden https://communityhub1245.org/photo-gallery#
Volunteer Engagement Network
Workforce development program by Men of Destiny
I-CAN TODAY, food delivery - food access network
UC Farmers Market at The Lake. https://univcitymarket.org/
Health is Wealth series
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UCITY Family Zone Map
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2017 UCFZ Founders
Building the Tapestry We Call Home
Cultural Awareness Program designed by Leadership in the Clouds™ to build social capital within UCITY Family Zone.
2019 UCFZ General meeting
2019 Community Hub
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Men of Destiny
Workforce Development Program
Response Team Meeting 4.3.2020
Wells Fargo - helping hands
I-CAN TODAY pick up at Wells Fargo for Heal Charlotte - serving community lunches.
Heal Charlotte Feeding Neighbors
UCFZ Response Team Meeting 4.10.20
Atrium Health Feeding Kids Program
Food Access Network
UC Pantry Food Drive
Food Pantry Drive at Stonebridge Church Community
Food Pantry Drive
Food Distribution at Community Hub
Pick up three-day breakfast & lunches from CMS.
I-CAN TODAY Food Delivery
Dropping off food at apartment complex. Volunteers distribute the children lunches.
Northside Baptist - Veronica & Sons
Kids Chef Program_Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson conducting Kids Chef Program at Northside Baptist.
It takes a village.
Community Hub Community Gardens Build.
UC Farmers Market-Cooking Demo
Alonzo Hill, outdoor cooking class
Educational Program at NSB
LeRoy Wray and other volunteers working with MV CMS students that are without a permanent home. Tutoring classes held at Northside Baptist Church.
Works goes on.
Wendy holding virtual conversations with members of the Steering Committee on next steps - retooling the Communities of Practice.
12.2020-UCFZ Steering Committee Meeting.
Looking forward to 2021.