Four of North Carolina’s 10 most economically distressed neighborhoods are located in Charlotte. Sixty-four thousand residents now live in extreme poverty, nearly 5,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg school children are homeless and over 40% of Charlotte’s children of color are poor. In addition, a Harvard University study reports Charlotte has the worst economic mobility of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Assistance League of Charlotte is working as part of the solution of bringing Charlotte from worst to first.
The students served by Assistance League of Charlotte attend 27 of Charlotte’s high-poverty elementary schools selected in collaboration with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Assistance League of Charlotte’s programs are designed to address the issue of upward mobility by providing children an opportunity to succeed. If a child is prepared to learn with proper food, clothing, and legal counseling he/she will stay in school, get a job and become self-sufficient. Read Full Metric Report
Funds raised are returned to the community through five philanthropic programs: 2018-19 Program Report
- Operation Check Hunger 2020-21 Program Report
- Operation School Bell® 2020-21 Program Report
- Mecklenburg County Teen Court 2020-21 Program Report
- Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Fund 2020-21 Program Report
Support for Assistance League of Charlotte philanthropic programs is made possible through private and corporate donations, grants, and proceeds from Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop. Our complete list of Grantors and Donors
Assistance League of Charlotte was founded in 1992 and became the 93rd chapter of National Assistance League® in 1995. National Assistance League is a nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs. Founded in 1935 in Southern California, National Assistance League empowers volunteers through a strong network of local chapters across the United States, each meeting changing needs in their own communities.