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


CAPS invites you to join us this summer to foster connection, build community, enhance your wellness, and to be empowered. Please email Dr. Shar’Dane Smith at ssmit571@uncc.edu by May 13th, 2024 if you are interest in participating.

The Women’s Summit is a celebration of the strength, resilience, and achievements of women from all walks of life. It serves as a platform for meaningful discussions, insightful workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities. At this year’s summit, we will delve into the critical issues facing women today, exploring avenues for progress and empowerment. We will […]

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 […]