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Carolina Engagement Week Events Celebrate Collaboration

March 6, 2024

Collaboration is at the heart of Carolina Engagement Week, bringing together campus and community leaders to celebrate the impacts of their partnerships across North Carolina. ncIMPACT and Carolina Across 100 were proud to partner once again on this third annual week of events, held from February 26 – March 1. Thirty-four events were held in 2024, including several events hosted at the UNC School of Government.  

Engaging Disconnected Young Adults Blog

June 30, 2023

Recent research indicates pronounced differences in outcomes such as employment, income, homeownership, and health when comparing young adults who have become disconnected from school or work versus those who have remained consistently connected.

The Need for STEM in Rural Communities Blog

June 29, 2023

Students in STEM classes report increased confidence and motivation to continue their education. Greene County program successes are attributed to valuable partnerships in the rural community, which have helped bridge the opportunity gap by providing student resources, opportunities, and support. Teachers have noted a significant culture shift in the district, with students acquiring the skills employers seek.

Enhancing NC’s Workforce Through Education

June 8, 2023

Educational institutions are partnering with others in the community to level the playing field by providing supports, such as seminars on networking or meeting the financial requirements for study. Often non-educational community partners build coalitions to address student barriers such as food security, child care, and transportation.

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Blog

May 8, 2023

Everyone agrees that we need more teachers and that good teachers are critical to the state’s ability to train our workforce and produce our citizenry. There are strategies for teacher recruitment and retention that must be state-based. However, local innovations are critical to our collective success in addressing some barriers.

myFutureNC LEAC

May 5, 2023

myFutureNC Local Educational Attainment Collaboratives Launched by ncIMPACT Initiative In 2018, the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government (ncIMPACT) and myFutureNC, with support from the John M. Belk…

The Need for STEM in Rural Communities

April 7, 2023

Students in rural communities sometimes lack the chance to gain skills that many jobs today require. Watch this episode of ncIMPACT to explore solutions in Craven, Greene, and Gates counties that are bringing STEM education to rural schools. Counties featured … Read more

Enhancing NC’s Workforce Through Education

March 10, 2023

Episode Description: The workforce is evolving. More jobs than ever require post-high school education and training. Learn about collaborations in Davie and Pamlico to remove barriers for students to continue their educations and join the workforce. Counties featured in this … Read more

Equity Challenges With Community-Campus Partnerships

March 9, 2023

Partnerships between academic and community researchers can have significant challenges. On March 2, 2023, as part of UNC Community Engagement Week, ncIMPACT Initiative and the Carolina Across 100 Initiative hosted a session, “Um, Who is the Expert Here? Valuing Lived Experiences as True Expertise,” to explore the issues.