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Neighborhood & Community Development Community of Practice

The UCITY Family Zone Neighborhood & Community Development Community of Practice (N&CD CoP) aims to unite and engage UCITY Family Zone residents and organizations with a common interest in enhancing our communities’ well-being by supporting collaborative networks and leveraging community resources for:

  • Affordable, Mixed-Income Housing

  • Capacity Building

  • Resident Support and Safety

  • Economic Development


The Neighborhood & Community Development CoP meets every month to engage in discussions, learning, and community-based activities centered around affordable mixed-income housing, economic stability, neighborhood safety, the built environment, and innovative ways to advance community organizations’ missions. Together, we develop and align shared practices for implementing creative, resident-led neighborhood development efforts in the UCITY Family Zone. We aim to support a built community environment that promotes health, equity, and optimal quality of life for all through cultivating partnerships, measurable change, and resident-led capacity building.


  • Neighborhood safety – build collaboration with CMPD

  • Development of neighborhood infrastructure and community capacity


Community Members:

  • Heal Charlotte

  • The Community Hub, CDC

  • Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association

  • Men of Destiny

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

  • UNC-Charlotte

  • UCITY Family Zone Apartment Complex- Managers

  • Sugar Creek Library

  • The City of Charlotte

  • Hidden Valley Neighborhood Leaders

  • UCFZ Community Ambassador/s


Neighborhood & Community Development CoP Facilitator:

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