At these Charlotte Observer Top Workplaces, community work is their business

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This content is brought to you by The Charlotte Observer Top Workplaces program.

For our Top Workplaces program, we welcome hearing from all types of organizations. That includes nonprofits and government sector worksites, where the sense of mission is the focus of their business.

The 2017 list of top places included Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. Through school-based programs, the organization helps address the socioeconomic challenges many young people face to ensure that they graduate high school and pursue a path for lifelong success.

“Over our 30 year history serving at-risk students, CIS has continued to adapt to the changing needs of our school district and community in order to serve high-need students and families, address barriers to education, and impact positive results for Charlotte-Mecklenburg,” the nonprofit wrote in its survey. Initially based at one school with 80 students, CIS served 43 schools with more than 5,400 students in 2017.

Another nonprofit making our top workplaces list is Wingate University. Ranked in the top five among large organizations in our 2017 survey, the mission of Wingate University “is to develop educated, ethical, and productive global citizens,” the university said in its survey. Wingate follows a Judeo-Christian heritage and strives to cultivate the tenets of knowledge, faith and service in its students.

U.S. District Court, which has been on the Observer’s list for all three years of the program, notes that the government sector work of federal courts impacts the lives of the American public in many ways – from jury service to naturalization ceremonies to court trials.

“We all work together for a common cause to provide the fair administration of justice through quality service to the court, the bar and the public,” the court wrote in its survey.

A range of organizations – public, private, nonprofit and government sector – are welcome to apply to our 2018 Top Workplace program. Workplaces with at least 35 employees in the Charlotte metro region are eligible.

There’s still time to participate. Get involved by going to www.charlotteobserver.com/nominate. Questions? Call 704-954-8760 for more information.

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