How LHCC is addressing the Opportunity Task Force (OTF) report recommendations
Learning Help Centers of Charlotte (LHCC) is well-aligned with the OTF report published in Q1 2017, which addresses the various issues impacting upward mobility in our city. We, too, are concerned about the upward mobility of children growing up in poverty in inner city Charlotte. We see first-hand the daily struggles of children and families who are struggling to assimilate into the American culture, remain at grade level in reading and math in title 1 public CMS schools, and the challenges in securing the services they need. According to a 2014 study by Harvard & Berkeley Universities, Charlotte ranks 50 out of 50, that’s right, dead last in the ranking of major US cities, where children born into poverty are least likely to break out of generational poverty.
The recently published Recommendations of the Opportunity Task Force (OTF) outlined five recommendation components, with numerous strategies for each theme, to positively impact upward mobility of marginalized families & children. Our LHCC program services are very well aligned with each area and directly addresses each of these recommendations to varying degrees.
The nature of the upward mobility issues, strategies to address the divisions of race, education, family structure and social capital, along with our LHCC response strategies, and case study examples, have been outlined for each recommendation theme, as follows:
- Impact of Segregation
- Early Care & Education
- College & Career Readiness
- Child & Family Stability
- Social Capital
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