The zip code into which you are born shapes the arc of your life in powerful ways. Zip codes predict upward mobility, lifespan, earning potential, housing stability and much more. Isolation between zip codes contributes to the growing concentration of poverty and segregation of schools in Charlotte.
Through the Zip Code Project, Playing for Others teens are using their talents and creativity to increase awareness of how life is experienced in different zip codes. Their 30-photo collection captures the distinct personalities of 6 Charlotte zip codes, illuminating the similarities, differences, and internal inconsistencies of each.
The Zip Code Project is a collaboration between Playing for Others and Queen City Forward.