Collaborative Ventures Charlotte’s Premier Business Resource Group

 Collaborative Ventures established our Community Outreach Program as part of our Core Values.

This is our commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region. We look to support youth mentoring, education and financial assistance where we deem necessary.

              Below note organizations we have championed:

CHA CHA is a non- profit real estate holding company with a public purpose. That public purpose is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income families while supporting their efforts to achieve self- sufficiency. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Authority lost a funding source. The result (25) families were not going to receive Christmas presents. With our support all 25 families received Christmas gifts.  The next year we provided (125) families with Christmas presents.

Real Men Talking The hit multi-media stage play.  Collaborative Ventures was instrumental in bringing this award winning production to Charlotte. It focuses on improving the direction of youth in particular young men. RealMenTalking

 Girl Talk – Founded by Janine Davis GirlTalk

 National Speaker and Awarding Winning Radio & TV Personality, Named among 51 Most Powerful Women

C V supported this initiative with financial support. Girl Talk is a nonprofit organization that turns teenage girls into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Collaborative Ventures donated suits, shirts, ties, & shoes to underprivileged young men and taught them the importance of dressing for success.

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 Collaborative Ventures supported a writing contest by providing first and second place prizes. One of our members allowed the winner to work in an apprentice role in her Magazine company to experience what it’s like to run a magazine in the real world.

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Homeless.  Collaborative Ventures continually supports organization that is focused on feeding and providing assistance to the homeless. We annually provide food for the homeless during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

911 911

We honored all of the Charlotte Police and Firefighters on the 10 year anniversary of 911. We provided each public servant the historically significant book “Strength in Service for God and Country. The event was highlighted with story tellers, dancers and singers focused on recognition for the sacrifices made by those who serve.

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The premier link to resources and expertise that help create life-changing opportunities for African American youth.  Collaborative Venture’s   provides ongoing financial support.

Supportive Housing SHC
Collaborative Ventures provides financial contributions to Supportive Housing Communities at McCreesh Place. Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) is here to do one thing: put a permanent end to homelessness and to do so in way that creates dignity, hope and community.  If we don’t do it, who will? SHC is designed to bring about a change in perception, reality, and in the very lives of the people we serve.. We take our call to be servants of our brothers and sisters very seriously. Our dedicated team of professionals and volunteers are committed to providing exceptional care for our community members. We build community, teach new skills, provide support for residents in recovery from addictions, and offer programs for developing healthy lifestyles. As basic as some of these programs may seem, they literally mean the difference between life and death. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools CMSSchool Winterfield Elementary School-  Collaborative Ventures provided support to the school by donating books to help these students improve their range and reading skills. Many of the students financially cant affords to buy books required for summer reading. The books we donated were for this cause. The goal was to send every student home for the summer with 5 books.
JCSU business incubator initiative. Ron Stodghill is the operation's director. Other local supporters include McColl, Mayor Anthony Foxx, former mayor Harvey Gantt, construction executive Pat Rodgers of Rodgers Builders and Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan.
“Innovo brings together Charlotte’s best and brightest business and civic leaders — whether it’s former Bank of America chair Hugh McColl to No Grease barber chain owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson — under one roof to provide their expertise and resources to our city’s most promising entrepreneurs,” Johnson C. Smith University writes in an announcement.