Charlotte Mobility Forum: What School Should Be w/Clt Leaders & T.DIntersmith | Sat, October 20, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Charlotte Community Forum on Education & Mobility: What School Should Be A Community Conversation with Ted Dintersmith & Charlotte Leaders

Attendees will watch a free screening of the acclaimed Sundance documentary about the need to transform Education in America — Most Likely to Succeed — which experts say, “This Film should be a Required Course for ALL Parents and Educators.”

Afterwards, a “Community Conversation” with attendees will ensue as executive producer Ted Dintersmith is interviewed alone onstage. Then joining Dintersmith will be a group of local prestigious leaders who have been addressing the crisis that surfaced in Charlotte when a Harvard-UC Berkely Report recently found Charlotte ranked last out of America’s 50 largest cities in terms of its youth being able to ever realize upward economic & social mobility.


Ted Dintersmith, Author, Documentary Producer, Innovation & Education Expert

Dr. Clayton Wilcox, CMS Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Richard Zollinger, CPCC VP of Learning

Clifton Vann, CEO of Hyde Park Partners & NC Education Reform Advocate

Rod Garvin, Charlotte Chamber VP of Talent Development

Casey Jones, Principal, West Meck High School

Dena Diorio,  Mecklenburg County Manager

David Phillips, Moderator, ex-Teacher & Design Thinking Expert @ Faster Glass Consulting

Other Charlotte Leaders engaged with mobilizing community efforts to address the Economic & Social Mobility Crisis in Charlotte have been asked to join the panel and will be listed upon definite confirmation.

Most Likely to Succeed Documentary Trailer —

Event Sponsors: Arrowood Business Association, Alignment SouthWest Charlotte

Event Partners: Charlotte Chamber, YMCA, Olympic High School, Steele Creek Church, New Forum, Ayrsley Village, Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church

 Community Collaboration by Continuing the Conversation On-Line

Community members who attended the Summit are encouraged to continue this conversation on-line.   At this website,  ideas can be shared on What Schools Should Be to improve economic mobility.   We welcome insights, best practices and questions for schools, businesses, and community members.  


Alignment Southwest – Charlotte is a collaboration of businesses, the faith community and schools to improve the education of students in Steele Creek and to help with economic and social mobility.  

ASWC supports the 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and Olympic High School in the Steele Creek community.

CMS Schools in Southwest Charlotte

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Berewick Elementary
Southwest Middle School
River Gate Elementary
Lake Wylie Elementary
Winget Park Elementary
Olympic High School
Steele Creek Elementary
Pallisades Park Elementary
Kennedy Middle School

The Arrowood Business Association

Founding Sponsor

The Arrowood Business Association is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization whose members are businesses located within the Steele Creek area as well as Greater Charlotte. 


Our purpose is to encourage partnerships among members, improve the areas work environment through active participation within the community and provide educational resources to the schools in the Steele Creek community.

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