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Lunch and Learn, May 2016–register now!

Please join the Charlotte Shapers in a discussion about public art in Charlotte! How often do you notice the wonderful sculptures, murals, and other public art installations in the city and wonder how they get made? We will hear from Matt Hooker, local public artist, and Kati Stegall, Program Director for the Art in Transit project with the Charlotte Area…read more →

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte woman works to save African orphans

Originally posted to CharlotteObserver.com by Ely Portillo: Meghann Gunderman spends many mornings and nights Skyping with people a world away in Tanzania about the problems of orphans and abandoned children, challenges that seem inconceivable from the comfort of her south Charlotte office. When the orphans turn 5, Gunderman said, most are turned out of the institutions they’ve been raised in….read more →

Thank You for Supporting SHAPE Charlotte!

The Charlotte Global Shapers would like to thank you for joining us on November 14th for our SHAPE Charlotte business idea competition!  We truly appreciate all of the support from the Charlotte community, and we hope you enjoyed our participants’ hard work and fantastic presentations as much as we did.  We look forward to watching their success in the coming…read more →

Charlotte Global Shapers Kick Off SHAPE Charlotte Business Idea Competition

Charlotte Global Shapers, a local community established by the World Economic Forum, spur youth job development through business idea competition Charlotte, NC. (September 18, 2012) – SHAPE Charlotte, a business idea competition with the goal of inciting business creativity, networking, industry agnostic training and ultimately rewarding finalists with capital to help make their business idea a reality, will be kicking…read more →

Seven Young Charlotteans Join the World Economic Forum Community

Seven Young Charlotteans Join the World Economic Forum Community  Inaugural Group to Tackle Youth Unemployment during its First Year CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Apr. 17, 2012) – The World Economic Forum, an independent international organization famous for its annual summits in Davos, Switzerland, where heads of state and other leaders meet to address global issues, has announced the creation of an affiliated…read more →