Welcome to the Women + Girls Research Alliance

The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) is committed to improving the lives of women and girls in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area by facilitating partnerships among researchers, community leaders and civic investors that produce transformative outcomes. As a unit of urbanCORE at Charlotte, W+GRA leverages its unique connection to the University and the community to implement three strategies that produce innovative solutions to systemic challenges that impede the well-being of women and girls. Our goal is to make a difference in our community by providing fair and unbiased data and analyses, which leaders and activists can use to improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Charlotte region. Read more

W+GRA news & EVENTS


CAPS Presents “Rest and Wake Up” with award winning author, meditation teacher and rest coach Octavia Raheem. Raheem will facilitate a communal rest space for BIPOC students to awake their fullest potential through the power of rest. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided after. Register using the QR code on the flyer or this […]

The Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP) is an eight-week long paid summer internship (beginning around May 31st for most) where students are matched with and work with nonprofit organizations from across North Carolina. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in areas such as research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. […]

Earlier this semester, the Women + Girls Research Alliance convened “Taking Space without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Café.” This effort brought together the collective voices representing UNC Charlotte faculty; staff; community leaders; and middle, high school and college students from across the Charlotte metro area to engage with local organizations committed to building […]