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Smithville Community Coalition receives Canopy Housing Foundation grant award

July 31. More than 120 area Realtors and representatives from community organizations gathered for the Canopy Housing Foundation’s annual Grants Celebration to recognize the dedication and work of 19 non-profit organizations with $55,000 in funding. The Smithville Community Coalition has been awarded $3,000 to be utilized for Homeownership Financial Education classes for potential homeowners and […]

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Confederate monuments will be topic of UiC large group meeting this month

April 14. Guest speaker Hilary N. Green, Davidson College, professor of Africana Studies, will explore the topic “Confederate Monuments — what’s all the fuss?” at the Unity in Community large group meeting Saturday, April 29. Green will speak on what was the catalyst for the Civil War, the aftermath and the purpose of monuments, including […]

Dawne Kakitsis at the entrance to the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition office on Catawba Avenue.

Smithville was. Smithville is. Smithville will be.

Feb. 24.  Editor’s note: The Smithville Community Coalition is gearing up both as a nonprofit and as an advocate for the historically African American community on the east side of Cornelius, primarily on the south side of Catawba Avenue. This article was written by a coalition staff member to help the public understand their work. […]

UiC celebrates five years and friends are invited

Jan. 11. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be food, entertainment, games and more to recognize the milestone and celebrate five years of fellowship and friendship, social justice protests and community support, and eduction and action. The event […]

Candidates forum tonight for county commissioners, School District 1

Oct. 10. Unity in Community, along with a number of local organizations, will hold its second of three North Mecklenburg Community and Candidates Racial Equity Forums tonight. Monday, Oct. 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm Where: David B. Waymer Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville In person or Zoom (Register here for Oct 10 event) Candidates for: Mecklenburg […]