GreenLight delivers measurable results for Charlotte.

Each GreenLight organization collects data on its work and participant impact. We track this data and report progress and outcomes.

Our Portfolio

We search from coast-to-coast to bring the most promising, ground-breaking answers to some of Charlotte’s most challenging poverty-related issues. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.

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  • Alternatives To Violence (ATV) is based on training provided by Cure Violence Global, an evidence-based violence reduction model that employs a public health approach to address violent crime. Through their trained violence interrupters and outreach workers, they are able to detect and interrupt potentially violent conflicts through mediation. The violence interrupters and outreach workers identify, assess and treat the highest at risk of committing violent crimes by establishing contacts and relationships. The model’s goal is to change community norms around violence.

  • The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. CEO’s highly structured and tightly supervised programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives.

  • ParentChild+ envisions every child entering school ready to succeed because every parent has the knowledge and resources to build school readiness where it starts: the home.