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PILOT 21 participants standing in front of IEI connections wall

Nov 22, 2021

Student leaders collaborate on policy recommendation to increase food access on college campuses

Students and faculty from eight NC universities gathered at NC State University’s Hunt Library on Nov. 5 to work collectively on one of the most pressing issues of our time—food insecurity. 

Oct 15, 2021

On Reconsideration: Identity, Place, and Time

Guest authored by Hunter Corn, Director, Wildacres Leadership Initiative This piece is the fourth in a series of stories connected to the exploration of a regional leadership exchange, with the… 

Stem scenic logo

Sep 30, 2021

STEM SENC (Reconnect Rural and Urban)

STEM SENC is a partnership that supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, driven by the conviction that “all learners, regardless of ability, sex/gender, race, culture, economic status, or geographic location” deserve access to high-quality STEM educations, because these educations serve as pathways to economic success, societal betterment, and critical understanding of our changing world. 

Sep 30, 2021

UNC-Asheville’s Community Coalition Approach to Food Insecurity

When we began our PILOT 21 program here at UNC-Asheville, we set out to create a long-term sustainable solution to college food insecurity that is student-driven, does not rely on continuous volunteer student labor, and prioritizes student’s time and commitment to their education first. 

Sep 22, 2021

Beaufort County (Reconnect to Economic Opportunity)

Beaufort County’s story is a rural tale as old as time. When many of the region’s large-scale manufacturing employers closed down or turned to automation, young adults left to find jobs elsewhere. New businesses were reluctant to migrate in because of the inadequate talent pool. It was a problem that needed to be attacked from multiple angles.