Amy Hawn Nelson

Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Social Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Director of the Institute for Social Capital, Inc., an integrated data system charged with supporting university research and enhancing data-informed decision-making in the Charlotte region. Hawn Nelson is a community engaged researcher generally focusing on education and housing related issues.

Amy Hawn Nelson

Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Social Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Director of the Institute for Social Capital, Inc.

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