Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor recognizes and promotes the unique and rich work of Mecklenburg organizations, initiatives, and events that promote trauma and stress management, resiliency, and self-care in the community.

Check out the latest Neighbor to Neighbor feature below! If you are interested in being featured or would like to nominate an individual or organization, please complete the form here

This year, Stop the Violence Week will be taking place June 28 – July 1 at the Urban League! Take part in the “Restoring Our Communities” workshop series from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on June 28, June 29, and June 30. Attend the Stop the Violence Day on July 1 for workshops, food trucks, and pop-up shops.

Click here to register!


Wednesday, June 28 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Restoring Our Communities: Self-Identity & Holistic Gun Violence Prevention facilitated by Maarifa Ukwel

Thursday, June 29 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Restoring Our Communities: Clinical Social Work, Collective Trauma, & Healing facilitated by Senemeht Olatunji

Friday, June 30 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Restoring Our Communities: Building Safe Communities & Community-Based Solutions facilitated by Greg Jackson

Saturday, July 1 | 11:30am – 3:30pm: Workshops, food trucks, and pop-up shops

“Our youth and families are struggling with the social norms of violence, guns, bullying, inappropriate behavior, etc. This course is to shed light on those challenges through our Acting Out Social Norms course. Our 6-week course shifts youth mindsets from acting out to acting with integrity. Checkout our website for additional information on HASO! We are in partnership with ReCAST Mecklenburg to offer our courses for no cost in our communities! We are social on Instagram and Facebook @helpadolescentsspeakout to keep up with the latest information! Thank you for being a part of what we’re doing to make a huge impact within our communities we serve!” – Help Adolescents Speak Out

New Beginnings Community Life Center is hosting an interest meeting for Christian Lay and Pastoral Counseling on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00pm. Visit the Upcoming Events page on their website to register! 

New Beginnings Community Life Center is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, December 1st. Those interested in donating blood can click here to register!

New Beginnings Community Life Center is hosting multiple wellness events this season! Upcoming events include:

  • “Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays and Beyond” on Saturday, November 12 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. CLICK HERE to register
  • “Walking in Wellness” sessions – multiple dates  from  7:00pm – 8:15pm. CLICK HERE to register

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and Alliance Health have partnered to offer a community event focusing on whole person health this November! The “Wholeness is Wellness Expo” will have both physical health and behavioral health vendors sharing information about their services/resources to individuals in the community. Event activities include:

  • Conversations with professionals on topics related to whole person health
  • Food trucks on site – the first 100 attendees will receive a “free” lunch
  • Activities for the kids in the Kids Zone
  • Resource Guide for attendees that outlines all vendor information and resources    

The event will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Keith Family YMCA.

Help Adolescents Speak Out is hosting a weekly series for students to discuss the start of a new school year, life challenges, and overcoming the peer pressures of life to prevent youth violence. Join the 5-week course and Fall Into Resilience!

This courses will be taking place on Tuesdays (September 13th – October 11th) from 5:30-6:30pm at the Albemarle Rd Rec Center and Thursdays (September 15th – October 11th) from 5:30-6:30pm at the West Charlotte Rec Center.

CLICK HERE to register!

Register today for a virtual session called Helping Children Heal through Expression featuring the multiple award-winning children’s workbook, My Big Notebook.

Attendees will learn:

  • remarkable insight into the state of children’s mental health
  • tools & techniques to help caregivers support their children’s mental wellness
  • 2 strategies to process feelings in a healthy way
  • 2 tools for kiddos to use to express their feelings using artistic expression

This webinar is taking place on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm.

CLICK HERE to register!

Developed by CEO of Pamoja EDI Kevin B. Thomas, Behind Black Bars is an educational experience that brings you center stage with poverty’s inequitable impact on education, behavior, parenting, and equity in Black America. Blended with his unique storytelling approach and contemporary training practices, Kevin brings participants face to face where the unwavering determination to say “I Can” is cultivated by the unsympathetic realities of growing up in poverty and hopelessness. Behind Black Bars challenges participants to respond in a more focused and explicit way to address the social-economic barrier posed by Black Americans living below the poverty line.

This webinar is taking place on Thursday, August 18th from 7pm – 8pm.

Use the code “RECAST2022” to register for no cost. CLICK HERE to register!

The application for the ReCAST Year-Long Trauma-Informed Learning Community is now open! This initiative supports organizations to transform workplace culture and practices to better serve youth and families in Mecklenburg County. This opportunity is provided at no cost!

CLICK HERE to apply! Applications are open until 8/26/2022

HEAL Charlotte will be hosting several events this weekend to promote violence prevention and community engagement!

The annual Stop the Violence Day will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 12 pm to 5 pm. This event will inform and engage community members on the impact of violence in Mecklenburg County and how everyone can play a role in violence prevention. An additional praise and worship event will be taking place on Sunday, June 26th from 3:30 pm to 8 pm.

All community members are encouraged to attend!

Camino University

Mental Health Provider Interest Survey

The Camino University Team has created an interest survey for mental health providers. The survey will be used to design and plan CE events that focus on topics of interest for mental health providers who serve Latin@ and other under-served and under-resourced communities.

Please click HERE to complete the survey!

Reciban un cordial saludo de CAMINO y su programa ARRIBA, a la vez que les comparto el flyer de la conferencia que estaremos ofreciendo el proximo dia jueves 12 de mayo a las 5:30 en 201 Stetson Dr, donde hablaremos de CÓMO CERTIFICAR UN TÍTULO Y COMO VALIDAR EN EE.UU LOS ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES PREVIOS DE LATINOAMÉRICA.

Esta es una charla gratuita, en español y dirigida para todo público.

Receive a cordial greeting from CAMINO and its ARRIBA program, I share with you the flyer of the conference that we will be offering next Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 at 201 Stetson Dr, where we will talk about HOW TO CERTIFY A DEGREE AND HOW TO VALIDATE PREVIOUS COLLEGE CREDITS FROM LATIN AMERICA IN THE US.This is a free seminar, in Spanish and aimed at all audiences.

Community Day and Fish Fry Event

At Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church

Families are invited to Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm for a Community Day and Fish Fry! Enjoy Easter egg hunts, bouncy houses, vendor booths, and information on community programs and health.

Location: 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA

Hope to see you there!

There are still several opportunities to get your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots!

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church will be hosting two vaccine events on Friday, April 22nd and Friday, May 20th from 10 am to 5 pmPlease see the flyers above for more details.

Did you know that the nation is currently experiencing a blood shortage? IC Puerto Nuevo will be hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, February 12th from 9 am to 2 pm.

Scan the QR code above to make an appointment! For questions or more information please reach out to

Check out this wonderful opportunity for self-care! Join one of three learning series taking place throughout 2022. Dates, times, and the links to register are included below.

Series 1: January 24, February 28, and March 28 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Register here

Series 2: April 25, May 23, and June 27 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Register here

Series 3: July 25, August 22, and September 26 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Register here

Meeting rooms will open at 5:30pm

Join New Beginnings Community Life Center for a Virtual Poverty Awareness Experience on Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 12pm. More details are included in the flyer above.

Please use this link to register!

New Beginnings Community Life Center is hosting multiple Women’s Empowerment (WE) support group sessions from now through the end of the year!

The WE group meets virtually on Sunday afternoons at 1:30PM – the next few sessions will focus on mental health and wellness. Those interested in attending any event in this series can visit their website ( or click this link to register.


Camino Health Center welcomes all neighbors to two upcoming events – a Community Resources Fair and Job Fair. Please see the details below for more information.

Click here to learn more about the Camino Health Center.

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IC Puerto Nuevo Featured At

Multicultural Festival

On September 26th, Christ the King Church hosted a Multicultural Festival for youth and families. In addition to food trucks, bouncy houses, and free ice cream, IC Puerto Nuevo hosted a booth at the event!

One of four participating Healing Hubs, IC Puerto Nuevo interns and social navigators connected with neighbors across Southwest Charlotte to share their services. Hear from Pastor Frank Garcia about the event in this video.

Learn more about the IC Puerto Nuevo Healing Hub/Centro de Sanidad Puerto Nuevo on their website.

#StopTheViolenceCLT Showcase

Greg Jackson
Dutchess of Ink
Anthony Morrow
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In collaboration with local organizations, creatives, and neighbors across the city, Heal Charlotte has launched the #StopTheViolenceCLT Initiative! Hear from Heal Charlotte founder Greg Jackson, Dutchess of Ink, and Anthony Morrow about the initiative and most recent Stop The Violence Showcase event.

Follow Heal Charlotte on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on future events!

New Beginnings Healing Hub

Outreach Event

In response to the challenges presented by the pandemic, the New Beginnings Healing Hub provided Resilience Kits for youth and families to promote hope and cope with stress. Each kit contained:

  • Snack
  • Stress/fidget toy
  • Growth mindset bookmark
  • Handouts on stress-less parenting
  • Upcoming Resilience Toolbox workshops for parents

The event served 400 children and families across three summer programs: Camp CMS at Idlewild Elementary, Big Dreams Summer Experience, and Sunrise Academy Summer Camp.

Great work! Click here to connect with the New Beginnings Healing Hub.

Stop The Violence Day 2021

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On June 26th, Heal Charlotte brought together community members and stakeholders to put on a city-wide violence prevention event entitled Stop the Violence Day.

Check out the video above to learn more!

Organization Feature:

Heal Charlotte

Heal Charlotte is a place-based organization that focuses on neighborhood revitalization utilizing a holistic approach.

Heal Charlotte currently operates three programs: Youth Development, Heal A Home, and the Heal Charlotte Rapid Rehousing Program.

In the Fall of 2016 two protesters, Greg Jackson and Antuan Smith, banned together during the unfortunate Charlotte riots in pursuit of justice and founded the Charlotte Community Coalition. Antuan and Greg valiantly pursued justice. What they inevitably discovered was passion, purpose, and destined placement in serving the communities of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Through much support, mentors, and partners the Charlotte Community Coalition found its niche and honed into advancing communities, impacting youth, and partnering law enforcement, city officials, and civic services to advance the communities of Charlotte. This newfound calling centered around one goal and that was to heal the heartbeat of Charlotte, its communities, and the future of the city: the youth. From this, what was previously known as the Charlotte Community Coalition eventually became the award-winning Heal Charlotte; “one of Charlotte’s youngest and most inspirational community empowerment and youth advocacy non-profit organizations.”

Heal Charlotte believes that healing of community begins with healing of the family unit; both should happen simultaneously. The healing includes being spiritually sound, healthy eating habits, educations and advancement of education, mental health stability, and financial stability. Heal Charlotte connects families to resources, by bringing the resources to the community, that can provide assistance in each area.

RECLAIM: Heal Charlotte is embarking on a $10M capital campaign to reclaim Reagan Drive in the name of the community. The campaign has two parts: real estate acquisition/development and operational support.

REVISE: Heal Charlotte is expanding its commitment to community revival by acquiring and redeveloping an area motel for $5M. We will convert the existing rooms into 1- & 2-bedroom transitional living apartments. The Heal Charlotte Campus will become a permanent safe space for our families to fellowship and act as a safe haven for those most vulnerable in our community. We will convert the 137-room motel into a transitional living facility. The rooms will be updated and modernized to be able to accommodate families in need of 1-2 bedrooms. The rent for our units will be on average $500. The campus will feature a community café, event space, and entrepreneurial co-working offices.

REALIZE: We have seen the impact our programs have had on families and the community. We have reduced crime by 15%, prevented evictions, distributed more than 25,000 meals, and sent students to college. $5M will mean long term stability and infrastructural support for the organization.