Carter Work Project 2023

President and Mrs. Carter laughing together as they stand and talk with volunteers on a build site.

A letter to volunteers, supporters and friends of the Carter Work Project

Dear friends, 

As President Jimmy Carter continues hospice care, we hope you will join us in praying for him, Mrs. Carter and the entire Carter family. A man deeply committed to social justice and basic human rights, President Carter has dedicated himself to alleviating human suffering. In addition to promoting peace and human rights through the Carter Center, President and Mrs. Carter led the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity for more than 30 years, raising awareness of the critical need for affordable housing.  

In honoring his legacy, please know that the 2023 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will take place as planned in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 1-6. Look for additional updates on the Carter Work Project page and posted in the Carter Work Project Facebook group.   

In partnership,  
The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project team 

The 2023 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be hosted by Habitat Humanitarians and country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Oct. 1-6, 2023. 

The much beloved former president and first lady, who are celebrated as Habitat’s most renowned volunteers, will not attend the 2023 project. Together, from 1984 to 2019, they worked alongside more than 104,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes — always serving as champions and strong voices for decent, affordable housing around the world. 

“Though we could never fill their shoes, we are so incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to carry President and Mrs. Carter’s legacy forward through the continuation of the Carter Work Project,” Brooks said. 

The 2023 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place at Habitat Charlotte Region’s large-scale affordable housing neighborhood, The Meadows at Plato Price. Named after the Plato Price School, this historically significant West Charlotte area was once a thriving African-American neighborhood. Plato Price School closed in the 1960s when desegregation took hold, and the land lay vacant until the city of Charlotte donated it to Habitat Charlotte Region in 2019.

Plato Price school

The Meadows at Plato Price community will sit on land formerly occupied by Plato Price School, an all-Black school for grades 1 through 12 that was closed in 1966 as part of the county’s desegregation plan.

Over five days, future homeowners will work alongside Brooks, Yearwood and hundreds of other volunteers from Charlotte and around the world to build 27 single-family affordable homes.

Habitat Charlotte Region broke ground on the project Sept. 8, 2021. With seven homes already under construction, the entire 39-home project is expected to be completed by early 2025.

Carter Work Project

We have been honored to have two of the world’s most respected and renowned people as dedicated and hardworking Habitat volunteers for more than 35 years. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have been tireless advocates, active fundraisers and some of our best hands-on construction volunteers.

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Carter Work Projects through the years

Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have been building and advocating for affordable housing alongside Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. Journey through the incredible legacy of Carter Work Projects!

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