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Community Engagement

Jan 28, 2020

NC State College of Education to Hold Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for Rising High School Seniors 6/14-6/18

The NC State College of Education is seeking nominations for its Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational residential summer program for bilingual students and students of color in high school who are interested in exploring a potential career in education and strengthening their leadership skills. The 2020 LIFT will be held June 14-June 18 on NC State's campus. 

SAY Village Fall Break Trip

Oct 28, 2019

SAY Students Serve Youth in Underserved Communities During Fall Break Trip to Charleston

Twelve first- and second-year students from the NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village traveled to Charleston, S.C., to work with underserved youth in communities around the area during Fall Break. 

Jasmin Spain ’12MED saw a need to support young men of color, so he launched the Males Addressing Issues and Needs (MAIN) Initiative.

Jun 26, 2019

Becoming the MAIN Man

Inspired by his own challenges and life experiences, Jasmin Spain ’12MED launched the Males Addressing Issues and Needs (MAIN) Initiative in Pitt County to provide young men of color with the resources and support they need to navigate the challenges unique to them in today’s society. The initiative provides mentoring, leadership programs, training in diversity, civil rights and sexual misconduct, and workshops on handling new careers, promotions and finances. 

A photo of Laci Throneburg with her Poe Center for Health Education coordinator

May 30, 2019

NC State Education Joins Forces with Poe Center for Health Education

Pre-service educators from the NC State College of Education get hands-on experience in informal learning through a partnership between the College and Raleigh’s Poe Center for Health Education, the only health education field trip destination of its kind in North Carolina. 

Belltower and North Carolina flag.

Oct 30, 2018

NC State Education Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The NC State College of Education responded to the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence and Michael by offering multiple ways of support -- to students and partner school districts across North Carolina. Among the efforts were a book drive and emergency student support fund. 

A photo of NC State College of Education Mary-Lynn Kebker '17MED

Oct 30, 2018

Serving Others in Crisis and the Classroom

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in mid-September, Mary-Lynn Kebker ’17MED was ready to serve. The Wolfpack WORKS literacy coach and N.C. National Guard captain led and coordinated hundreds of first responders during and after the storm to help families trapped by rising water and serve those with some of the greatest needs. 

A photo of two NC State Education students mentoring a group of middle school students around a computer

Oct 29, 2018

Lighting a Fire for Diversity and Young Adult Literature through Project LIT

How one book club at Davis Drive Middle School in Wake County is helping students from all cultures feel valued while preparing future educators from NC State College of Education to create classrooms that value diversity and inclusion. 

Belltower and North Carolina flag.

Sep 24, 2018

From Dean Danowitz: Our Response to Hurricane Florence

As a college, we are taking several steps to support our students, alumni and partner school districts who need assistance, including collecting non-perishable food items and school supplies to distribute to our community members and their loved ones impacted by Hurricane Florence. 

Apr 14, 2018

B.U.I.L.D. Summit Brings 100+ High School Male Students Together to Encourage “Building Community”

Designed around the theme “Building Community,” the third annual Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) summit brought over 100 high school male students of color together on Saturday, April 14, to receive leadership training, participate in group discussions and workshops, and develop career and college readiness skills while building community with each other and with community and education leaders. 

Photo of Meeting FACES event in Raleigh

Mar 26, 2018

FACES Connects Families of Children with Autism to Resources

Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson and her team of student researchers aim to connect families of children with autism with educational and healthcare services and resources available to them in their own communities through a series of information sessions throughout North Carolina.