Charlotte Can Do! is a local nonprofit think tank, whose primary purpose is to “incubate remarkable ideas.” Using a framework of the Seven Elements of Healthy Communities, the group considers a different element each month. The elements include economy, the arts, education, health and wellness, neighborhoods and communities, basic needs, and environment.
Can Do! meets monthly and invites interested community members to its first session for 2018 on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 AM, featuring a conversation with Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital CEO Matt Rush. The conversation will focus on the ‘economy’ element and consider various questions about how our community’s economy will be strengthened or not, based on how we harness various opportunities.
For this year’s programs, Chairman Gregg Guetschow posed the question “What’s the Big Idea?” and encouraged participants to consider barriers that, if addressed, could help the community move forward to the “next level” of success. Community members brainstormed many ideas they felt were the highest priority for Can Do’s focus this year. Their big ideas reflect the tremendous momentum in Charlotte right now with increasing participation from leaders of all ages.
The January session with Mr. Rush will consider thought-provoking questions about how to harness the opportunities before us. Positive changes in communities sometimes await the transformation that comes from a different way of thinking about challenges and opportunities. How can we ask a different kind of question that helps us to see things from new perspectives? How does the way we lead change our community’s capacity and impact our economic vitality?
This session will be a great way to start your day and kick off the year with CanDo! All are welcome to this free and open session, which takes place at the Charlotte Community Library at 226 Bostwick Street. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.