What's With the Colors?
SVP is bold and bright—and we look a little bit different in each community. We invite you to get engaged in a personal way as you explore this website by selecting your own colors!
SVP Charlotte is currently investing into and working in partnership with these Charlotte-area organizations.
Each one is tackling some of our community’s most pressing issues and has partnered with SVP to take their work to the next level. We’re honored to work alongside them to strengthen their work and help them fulfill their missions.
Profound Gentlemen was founded by two Charlotte Mecklenburg School Teachers in 2015 and their goal is to build communities of male educators of color who offer a profound additional impact to the lives of all students, especially boys of color. Read More »
PlateShare engages our community to provide healthy food to those facing hunger by partnering with local restaurants to offer diners a platform to "bump up" their bills, and donate those funds to a local food relief agency. Read More »
Gen-One exists to support gifted, first generation students to and through college. Currently, we focus on students who attend high poverty public schools in CMS. Read More »
ourBRIDGEforKIDS supports the refugee and immigrant communities by offering a one of a kind enrichment program for [...] Read More »
Digi-Bridge aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century scholars have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. Read More »
Fashion & Compassion
Fashion and Compassion (F&C) seeks to transform communities through holistic economic empowerment that brings dignity & opportunity to individuals who have been caught in a web of poverty & injustice as they heal spiritually, emotionally & physically. Read More »
SVP is honored to have worked with these local nonprofits since 2005.
Heart Math Tutoring
Heart Math Tutoring was designed and run by SVP members beginning in 2010. The program recruits and trains volunteers to work with at-risk elementary students in a focused and meaningful way. Read More »
Habitat Critical Home Repair
Habitat Critical Home Repair (HCHR) is designed to decrease substandard housing conditions for those with limited resources by providing urgent, critical home repairs. Read More »
Partners for Success
Partners for Success (PFS), a partnership between Communities in Schools (CIS) and SVP, helps connect area businesses and faith communities with at-risk students at targeted CMS schools, to help these young people stay in school. Read More »
Circle de Luz
Circle de Luz was formed in response to the high teenage pregnancy rate, low high school graduation rate, and low college graduation rate of Latinas. Emboldened by the way women empower and change communities, Circle conceived their mission as a non-profit and giving circle to radically empower young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming and scholarship funds for further education. Read More »
Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing
Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing (WISH) was created as a supportive housing solution for homeless working families with children in Mecklenburg County. WISH provided families a short-term rental subsidy for a decent apartment in order to meet their immediate need for housing. Read More »
Sheltering Families Intact
Sheltering Families Intact is a newly formed collaborative initiative to keep homeless families intact while they are seeking emergency shelter assistance and to provide rapid re-housing support to end their homelessness. Read More »
Sow Much Good
Robin Emmons founded Sow Much Good in 2009 to eliminate health disparities resulting from a lack of access to whole, fresh food. She recognized that socio-economic status, geographic location and other factors are often barriers that prevent people from accessing healthy foods or making informed nutrition choices. Read More »
Youth Development Initiatives, Inc. (YDI)
YDI seeks to maximize the potential in underprivileged, at-risk youth and the agencies that work with them by devising curriculum and training modules that establish effective guidance courses, afterschool and mentoring programs, and summer enrichment initiatives founded on research and widely-recognized best practices. Read More »