Our Launch:
An Interfaith Approach to Initial
COVID-19 Relief: Hunger & Education

At the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, we asked ourselves: "What will it take for our Charlotte community to rise out of this crisis more deeply committed to the wellbeing of all?"
With an initial grant from The Gambrell Foundation, five local higher education campus teams addressed this question, collaborating with partner organizations to build a sustainable model of interfaith cooperation. Together, they addressed pressing needs in the areas of food insecurity and education gaps. 

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Queens University

Interfaith Capacity for a Secular Setting

The Queens University team partnered with ourBRIDGE for KIDS to strengthen their support for immigrant and refugee children made more vulnerable by the pandemic.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte & Wingate University

Interfaith Learning in a Box

Teams from Wingate and UNC-Charlotte created and distributed over 100 interfaith activity boxes through three non-profits addressing Covid-related learning loss: Freedom School Partners, Wayfinders, and Refugee Support Services.

Johnson C. Smith University

Telling Charlotte's Interfaith Story During COVID-19

JCSU's team partnered with MeckMIN (Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network) to produce a documentary series called "Crisis and Compassion" that highlights our community's religiously-motivated care for those impacted by the pandemic.

Central Piedmont Community College

An Interfaith Response to Food Insecurity

The CPCC team worked with the College's longtime partner, Loaves and Fishes, to offer halal and vegetarian food boxes for Muslim and Hindu families.