Pastor Ed McKinney found his calling helping rural churches use their strengths and resources in the communities they serve. This summer, his small but active congregation will take on a new challenge of improving childhood literacy. “We saw a need, and accepted an opportunity, to make a positive impact,” he says
To help moms and their babies thrive, a team at UNC Chapel Hill is working to improve maternity care and breastfeeding rates in underserved communities.
As the 14th president of Johnson C. Smith University, Clarence “Clay” Armbrister is focused on “the four Rs” for sustained success: resources, recruitment, retention and rigor.
Through coaching and support for foster parents, Together Facing the Challenge aims to improve outcomes for vulnerable children in care.
With a larger-than-life statue by artist Brett Grill, James B. Duke has taken his place among other important figures from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s past.