The Park Community Development Corporation

Our Mission: To become the Carolina region’s most recognized organization for creating upward mobility and sustainable economic outcomes through our prime impact domains of Economic Development, Health and Wellness, and Affordable Housing.

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Feature Initiative | Health and Wellness

Cooking Matters Programs

Pop Up Event Four stations representing key areas of the grocery store: dairy, produce, whole grains, and proteins, as well as a registration station. At each station, we use props to highlight key nutrition points, and we offer money saving shopping tips, as well as taste tests and healthy recipes.  Popup Store Tour We bring […]

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By the Numbers

46.61%
of Charlotte households are Rent Overburdened
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The median gross income for households in Charlotte is $53,637 per year, or $4,470 per month. The median rent for the city is $926 per month. Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charlotte, a household making less than $3,087 per month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Charlotte.1

  1. Margin of Error: ± 1.24 percentage points.
  2. Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey.
  3. Source: Affordable Housing In Charlotte
50/50
Charlotte’s ranking for the ability of a young person born in poverty to actually escape from poverty.
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Holistic
approach to chronic illness can close the gap between rich and poor.
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A holistic approach, one that includes a focus on the disproportionate impact of chronic disease on communities of color, needs to be applied to close the chasms between rich and poor in this country. All of the good-faith efforts to reduce poverty and promote economic development in vulnerable communities will have limited effect if we don’t also take action to address the co-occurring, high rates of chronic illnesses that undermine opportunities for economic progress for individuals, and the health status and diversity of our workforce overall.

34K
housing units are unavailable for people earning 60% or more below of the Area Median Income (AMI).
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We currently have a deficit of approximately 34,000 affordable housing units for people earning 60 percent or more below of the Area Median Income (AMI). We must prioritize affordable housing in the same way we do other key infrastructure areas, promoting home ownership and investments in communities. This dire situation requires new and innovative thinking, community awareness, and dramatically expanded funding.

500,000
open computing jobs nationwide, but less than 43,000 computer science students graduated into the workforce in 2016
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/28/tech-skills-gap-huge-graduates-survey-says/99587888/