ATA-NC Charlotte is the regional branch of the American Turkish Association of North Carolina, which is headquartered in Raleigh. Our branch is made up of volunteers from the Turkish American community in Charlotte, many of whom have been living in the area for decades. For many years, we have organized great events to bring more visibility to the Turkish community in Charlotte, from booths at the international festivals to Bayram celebrations and fundraising dinners to benefit under-privileged kids in Turkey. Our community has also worked closely with other organizations such as the UNC Charlotte Turkish Student Association, the UNC Charlotte Turkic Society & Children, and the Bridge to Turkiye Fund. We continue to enjoy such fruitful collaborations.
We founded ATA-NC Charlotte as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009, in response to an outpouring of friends and volunteers with the desire to strengthen our already active community. We will continue to host the same great events and cultural activities that our community is known for, under the roof of ATA-NC Charlotte. In this way, we hope to bring our local Turkish American community closer together while sharing our country's culture with this part of North Carolina that we have all grown to love.