Community Partners

With determination and grit, everyone can contribute to a better future.

We are proud to have so many community partners that support our mission to make University City the best of Charlotte and of this state. Below are a few of the wonderful organizations with whom we collaborate.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Through 20 locations, targeted outreach and online, the Library delivers exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community.

Since 2003, Camino Health Center has devoted its energy to passionately serve low-income families, individuals and feed the homeless with respect and love.

Atrium Health is the region’s only system with nationally ranked care for kids and adults. They have an award-winning maternity center providing personalized support and education.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deportment is divided into 13 patrol divisions with University City being the largest.
UCity Family Zone is a place-based partnership for improving the quality of life in neighboring communities in and around University City.
Meck Ed ensures that ALL students in Mecklenburg County have access to the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to lead productive, successful lives.
UNC Charlotte is the region’s leading public higher education institution and North Carolina’s Urban Research University, as well as a driving force of growth, discovery and innovation for the Carolinas.
Mecklenburg County is a community of pride and choice for people to live, learn, work and recreate. Services provided include community health & safety and our wonderful parks.
Heal Charlotte is a community organization created to support dialogue and relationship building between urban youth and families, the police, as well as our community partners.
Men of Destiny is working to eradicate the competition mentality within the nonprofit sector. We truly believe the community can effectively be serviced by working together.
City of Charlotte is the 15th most populous city in the U.S. and the second largest in the Southeast. Charlotte is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.

News

UNC Charlotte’s New Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial Unveiled 

UNC Charlotte Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 11, UNC Charlotte held a ceremony to reveal their new memorial honoring the indigenous people and the history of the land the campus is on.  This comes a year after Charlotte formally...

Calling All Niners!

  Calling All Niners!   This year’s Niner Nation Week takes place from October 31 through November 7! It is a mixture of the traditional Homecoming and Family Weekend events, combined with new events to bring the Charlotte community together. Not only can...

Local Startup Incubator Receives Grant from Jordan Brand

  City Startup Labs The Charlotte accelerator and incubator for Black millennial founders, City Startup Labs (CSL), was one of 18 organizations in the US to receive $37K from Jordan Brand. Henry Rock, the founder of CSL has said the money will go towards their...

Charlotte Kids Fest Rescheduled

The Charlotte Kids Fest The annual festival enjoyed by those under the age of 10 on the campus of UNC Charlotte has rescheduled its in-person event to the Spring of 2022. Organizers look forward to delivering another dynamic in-person festival. Until then, check out...

The Red Carpet Dining Experience

Paparazzi CLT Charlotte native, Monetz Watson is opening an all-in-one dining, bar, and nightlife experience in the University City. Paparazzi CLT, located on Pinnacle Drive, will include selfie walls, photo booths, fire pits, 54” TVs showing games, and daiquiri...

Fall Weather, Local Produce, and Live Music!

The University City Farmers Market Whether you’re in the mood for a shot of espresso from The Drip Joint or pampering your K9 with treats from Kam’s Kitchen, the University City Farmers Market has you covered until the end of November. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays...

We’re Back…with a Vision!

University City Vision Plan – Connecting: People. Places. Nature. The growth and development being realized in University City is nothing short of transformational.  Major investments in transportation and mobility infrastructure, thousands of new rooftops, new...

Newsletter editor Rich Haag says thanks and bye

By Rich Haag. This newsletter marks my end of 13 years spent helping University City Partners share our community's good news and big dreams. Like many of you, I invested my own heart and treasure in University City. I leave this post feeling satisfied with my...

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve expansion touches 3 schools

Two public schools and the CPCC Cato Campus have gained important access to a great learning resource, thanks to Mecklenburg County’s recent purchase of 100 acres for the planned Reedy Creek Greenway. The new addition to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve adjoins Northeast...

Concerts, races, football and fans returning to University City’s big outdoor venues

Big crowds and fast cars and trucks all roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the statewide lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor events. If public health stays good, expect many more big shows and crowds this year at...