Bringing together residents, businesses, and community institutions to forge a more vital and vibrant community.

Our strategic initiatives:

  • Promote and support the social, educational, cultural, artistic, and economic vitality of this diverse, welcoming area of Charlotte.
  • Provide a forum for sharing information, viewpoints, and ideas.
  • Identify common needs and ambitions for discussion and advocacy.


MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road and this evolving corridor; we are particularly focused on the area between Sharon-Amity and Sardis Road North.

Inclusive and collaborative, MoRA includes residents from surrounding neighborhoods, area businesses, East Mecklenburg High School and the Independence Regional Library. Our work and programs include:

  • Focus groups and surveys for area amenities have been conducted since 2014.
  • Annual town hall meetings and a government agencies open house have been held since 2015.
  • Community improvement projects and branding.
  • Neighborhood clean-up and beautification projects.
  • Ongoing work on creating an identity for this area. Creative video soliciting Trader Joe’s. Placemaking grant application submitted to the Knights City Challenge was a 2016 finalist.
  • Art@thePoint public art sculpture created for the MoRA community by artist and community placemaking expert Leslie Scott inviting collaboration by neighbors and the public.

MoRA is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to MoRA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.