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

Welcome, Drew Gaertner!

University City Partners is pleased to welcome Drew Gaertner as our newest team member! Drew will serve as our Senior Manager of Economic & Land Development. As a former member of the Childress Klein Student Managed Real Estate Investment Fund, Drew refined his...

Welcome, Janet Godfrey!

University City Partners is pleased to welcome Janet Godfrey as our new Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. What drew you to UCP?  I have had the privilege of working with esteemed organizations in Charlotte, contributing to the development of...

How is University City connected to the FOX Sports NFL Robot?

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, we have the NFL on our minds. Did you know that University City has a fun connection to Cleatus, the FOX Sports NFL robot? The FOX Sports Creative Services team off W.T. Harris Boulevard in Charlotte is responsible for a...

University City Partners 2023 Recap and 2024 Forecast  

Greetings UCP Community, What a ride 2023 has been for University City Partners! I jumped on board in January (time really does fly, doesn't it?), and it's been nothing but positive vibes and exciting changes since then. We nailed some fantastic grants, like the...

Healthy Choices in University City

From choosing healthy foods to taking time to enjoy nature and connect with community, here are a few ways to make healthy choices in University City. Choose healthy food. Learn more about University City's newest prepared health food store, Project LeanNation. Help a...

Spotlight On: Project LeanNation University City

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Ted Williams, along with Domonique Williams, who's originally from Columbus, Ohio, opened Project LeanNation University City in September 2023. Though the two share a last name, there's no relation. They met through a group of...

Meet Captain Bryan Crum, head of CMPD’s University Division

Originally from central Illinois, Captain Bryan Crum moved to Charlotte as a young child and graduated from Providence High School. He now leads the University division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.   Recently promoted to captain, Bryan has worked at...

PHOTOS: CLTNYD5K 2024

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