WHAT WE DO
CrossRoads is organized around a unique holistic approach to community development and neighborhood preservation in Charlotte’s Grier Heights neighborhood. Instead of focusing on one or two specific problems or issues (housing, homelessness, nutrition, mental/physical health provision, etc.), CrossRoads focuses on providing services and programs for the wide range of critical needs that exist in a high poverty neighborhood such as Grier Heights.
We approach these issues by leveraging a staff of six full-time positions, one contract position, and three part-time positions to bring about systemic change from within the neighborhood through relationship-building and partnerships. As a result of this approach, our small staff is able to have the footprint, impact, and resulting outcomes of many larger organizations.
CrossRoads’ approach to neighborhood revitalization addresses a full range of critical needs every day with focus on affordable housing and critical home repair; preschool, youth and adult education and enrichment; staffing and operation of the Grier Heights Community Center; and building relationships with and empowering neighborhood residents through fellowship and study. CrossRoads’ leadership achieves large impact by partnering with proven program providers who bring the necessary expertise to address the critical issues serving as barriers to social and economic mobility for Grier Heights residents.
New affordable housing and market rate homes as well as critical home repair for existing housing stock.
Academic support, enrichment, and mentoring offered for all Grier Heights children ages preschool through grade 12.
The neighborhood focal point for the provision of needed programs and services to all residents.