Organization seeks to combat poverty

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Charlotte Area Fund has been around since the 1960s and today continues to work to combat poverty.

The non-profit serves people throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County by offering various programs and services.

“Fundamentally our goal has been providing job training. Education and job training is really key,” Nick Wharton, interim executive director of Charlotte Area Fund, said.

Programs to help people become self-sufficient as well as programs to assist senior citizens and to help individuals with job training are some of the various services mentioned on the Charlotte Area Fund website.

In addition to job training and education, the organization also works to assist people with daycare, transportation and other services, Wharton said.

The Charlotte Area Fund Office is at 901 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte. Recently the organization opened a satellite office in Mint Hill that features a job readiness program, Wharton said.

“The idea is that we’re expanding our reach throughout the county,” Wharton said.

According to its website, Charlotte Area Fund also has a satellite office in Davidson.

For more information about the Charlotte Area Fund visit or call 704-372-3010.

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