Interviewer Chequelle Brown
Community is at the heart of everything we do at level21, and we wouldn’t be able to have such a vibrant and active community in Charlotte without organizers like Christopher Dennis.
With over 20 years of work in the Charlotte community many recognize him as a leader in residential housing, commercial real estate development, Bank of America Vice President, Project Manager. According to his bio Chris is also a 22-year Air Force National Guard Veteran has made significant contributions to community engagement, small business development, and community-centric arts and culture.
Dennis spent 10 years serving as president of the neighborhood association. Christopher founded the NC Music Factory 5K Rock ‘N Run, which also ran for ten years and included a scenic route through the tree-lined streets of Lockwood and the surrounding North End area. Adopting the mantra that “HOOD is a state of mind, Community is a way of life.”
Since becoming an organizer Dennis enjoys being a father to Isaiah who enjoys reading, writing poetry. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Dennis serves as the founder of the 501c3 nonprofit organization Community Dream Builders, with a mission of providing access for communities to thrive.