CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Mission: CrossRoads works in partnership with and not for the residents of Grier Heights and numerous other stakeholders of the neighborhood to provide affordable housing and critical programs which will facilitate the community’s revitalization.
Service Area: Residents of the Grier Heights neighborhood.
History: After years of study to identify opportunities where it could make an impact on the community, in 2008 MPPC founded CrossRoads, a faith-based, non-profit organization in Grier Heights, Charlotte’s first African-American neighborhood.
Affordable Housing: Partnership with Self-Help Community Development Corp. CRC has completed the construction/sale of 32 affordable homes since 2013, increasing ownership by 27%. Eight more are slated to be completed by mid-2019 bringing the total to 40.
Habitat Critical Home Repairs: In partnership with Habitat, provide funding and volunteers to replace roofs, repair floors, energy improvements, and other repairs. To date: completed 13 critical home repairs.
Community Center (GHCC): State of the art facility located in a renovated 1927 Rosenwald school house. Designed to provide a sense of community and neighborhood hub for all ages through literacy and enrichment programs for adults and children, job search programs, after school tutoring, computer lab and lending library, and food pantry.
Youth Programs: Billingsville Leadership Academy – Funding for new teacher mentor, Communities-in-Schools coordinator, YWCA after-school and summer programs; numerous opportunities for volunteers.
AG Middle School: Freedom School, Bulldogs Matter after school academic enrichment program (4 days/week during the school year); numerous opportunities for volunteers.
Girls Mentoring & Leadership: Joyful Noise, The Kick Back, Stiletto Boss University, Girls Go Beyond
Swim Programs: Free swimming instruction each summer for Grier Heights youth.
Study and Fellowship: Book studies, workshops and fellowship opportunities to build long lasting trust and relationships between neighbors, partners and stakeholders.
Primary Contact: Danyae Person; firstname.lastname@example.org