Tonya Farrow-Chestnut sent in an announcement that a Brookings Institution survey team is seeking men willing to be confidentially interviewed by phone or Zoom for 90 minutes. The “How We Rise: Enhancing Social Mobility” project aims at understanding what led Charlotte to be ranked last among 50 cities in economic mobility. Interviewers will ask questions “designed to measure how individuals use their personal connections to access opportunities. You will be asked about who you discuss important matters with, such as child care, education, college and career readiness, jobs, and housing.” Participants who complete the interview will be offered a $50 gift card “as a show of appreciation.” To express interest, e-mail the team or use pre-interview sign-up form here. More information is on the project’s website and in a YouTube interview by Pastor Casey Crimmins with How We Rise Community Liaison George Metz, here.
May 27: MeckMIN Community Leader Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., likely via Facebook Live. Info here.
May 27: Alma Adams virtual birthday celebration via ZOOM, 11 a.m. See flier for details.
May 28: Virtual hiring event, 10:30 a.m. See flier for how to join meeting.
May 29: CANCELLED Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Gala fundraiser.
June 13: Storytelling with Mut Griot Nooma Rhue, 10 a.m., $3.00. Register here.
July 12-17: MeckMIN In Our Own Back Yard Interfaith Camp, several one-day offerings during the week for rising 10th-12th graders. Apply.
July 13-18: CANCELLED Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
Aug. 13: CANCELLED Paint the Town Blue Gala fundraiser for Democratic candidates.