CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that through partnerships honors the history and supports the collective vision of rejuvenation, economic stability, healthy living, and educational achievement within the Grier Heights community.
Our vision is that Grier Heights will be transformed residentially and economically, and the quality of life dramatically improved with a constant focus on justice to its residents throughout the process.
After years of study to identify opportunities where it could make an impact on the Charlotte community, Myers Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) founded CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, Inc. on July 1, 2008. Expanding its existing relationship with Billingsville Elementary School, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school located in Grier Heights, MPPC made a significant commitment of time, talent and $1,500,000 to assist in the revitalization of Grier Heights. Additionally, critical support for CrossRoads’ mixed income housing initiative was provided by seven individuals, known as CrossRoads Angel Investors, each of whom funded the purchase of a lot in Grier Heights for CrossRoads’ later development.
Under the leadership of Neill McBryde, a Board of Directors was established comprised of a diverse group of individuals passionate about Grier Heights. The Board of Directors included not only members and staff of MPPC, but residents and representatives of the neighborhood, the pastors of Grier Heights Presbyterian Church and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, two churches located in Grier Heights.
Tiffany brings 25 years of nonprofit & public sector experience to her role as Executive Director after spending the last 11 years as a Teach for America Managing Director in Network Strategy & Public Affairs as well as in Development. She also served as a Vice President at Foundation For The Carolinas preceded by 14 years with the City of Charlotte.
As Director of Housing & Administration, Kathleen comes to CrossRoads with considerable experience with other non-profits as well as in residential construction having served as VP & Operations Manager of a design-build company for a number of years. A wearer of many hats, her career actually began in local television news and eventually segued to documentary film in NYC and DC.
Working with children & families in Grier Heights since 2008, Ms. T joined our staff in Fall 2017 with a focus on youth programs. Adept at bridging gaps, she’s the go-to person regarding programs, classes, after-school options, youth mentoring & everything else happening in the neighborhood and at the Grier Heights Community Center where she serves as its Director.
As CrossRoads’ Institutional Advancement Officer, Ann Marie leads our fundraising and development efforts and is also responsible for managing our volunteer engagement. In addition to having a Masters of Social Work and considerable experience with housing and homelessness, Ann Marie brings enthusiasm, excitement and experience to the role.
As CrossRoads’ Community Health Advocate, Deborah leads our efforts to support our families as they navigate these uncertain times. Deborah administers our Disaster Relief Emergency Hardship fund. In addition to being a licensed counselor, she helps connect neighborhood residents to community resources and services provided by the Smith Family Wellness Center.
In her role as Life Navigator, Donna comes to Crossroads after 10 years as Wellness Ministry Director at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. A graduate of Hampton University and UNCC, Donna previously worked as Program Coordinator for the Meck Co Treatment Court Programs. Always a proponent of addressing the “whole self,” she has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary and is guided by the principle of “Whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.”
CrossRoads has received general operating and program funding as well as volunteer support for our revitalization efforts from the following organizations:
Alexander Graham Middle School
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Augustine Literacy Project
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary School
Carolina Youth Coalition
Chapman Family Foundation
Charlotte Area Fund
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Charlotte Speech & Hearing
City of Charlotte
Common Wealth Charlotte
Communities in Schools
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Duke Energy Foundation
First Tee of Charlotte
Freedom School Partners
Grier Heights Community Improvement Org.
Grier Heights Presbyterian Church
Habitat for Humanity
Heart Math Tutoring
Helen Adams Realty
Howard R. Levine Foundation
I AM 24/7
Kate B. Reynolds Foundation
Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation
Mental Health America
Moore & Van Allen
Myers Park High School
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Philip Van Every Foundation
Presbytery of Charlotte
Residents of Grier Heights
Self-Help Community Development Corporation
Sisters of Mercy of NC Foundation
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
The Housing Partnership
The Learning Collaborative
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Trips for Kids
United Way of Central Carolinas
What’s Next Ministry
Women’s Impact Fund
YMCA Camp Harrison