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Educational Attainment

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Jan 25, 2023

Regional Meeting Series Furthers NC Educational Attainment Goal

IEI and myFutureNC convened a series of local leadership meetings during the summer and fall of 2022 to create future opportunities for collaboration among local leaders to increase educational attainment in their communities. 

Jul 28, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | July 2022

State Budgets, Summer Camp, Students and More! The dog days of summer have arrived in North Carolina, bringing with them a newly passed state budget, planning for IEI’s third year… 

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May 10, 2022

Community Spotlight: Isothermal Community College improves lives in Rutherford and Polk counties

Isothermal Community College (ICC) doesn’t stop at providing nearly free higher education for students in western North Carolina. Its mission is to improve lives through learning. 

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May 2, 2022

Community Spotlight: Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County connects the dots for student success

Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County understands that to increase postsecondary educational attainment, you have to start working with students as early as elementary school. 

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Apr 22, 2022

Community Spotlight: Wilson Education Partnership builds bridges between students, teachers, and community

Wilson Education Partnership looks for programs and initiatives that will most benefit the students, teachers, and business community in Wilson, NC.  

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Apr 6, 2022

Community Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County focuses on “fun with a purpose”

Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County (BGCHC) believes school-age is a critical time to influence young people on their path to success. 

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Mar 4, 2022

Community Spotlight: Wake Forest University prepares middle and high schoolers for college, career, and beyond

Wake Forest University, one of the five participants in IEI's educational attainment community cohort, offers a range of programs designed to help prepare middle and high school students for college or a career by exposing them to many possibilities for their futures. 

Feb 25, 2022

Director’s Log | February 2022

Bringing Back the Blue Light Special Just down the road from IEI’s offices at NC State sits a hulking slab of 60’s style concrete with a giant “K” on the side… 

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Feb 25, 2022

2022 RFCAI Faith & Community Conference Summary and Upcoming Engagements

A recap of the Rural Faith Communities recent work and a look ahead to spring gatherings. 

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Feb 24, 2022

Key Messages from the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum

Prosperity for all, "careers for all" mindset, and relational work: IEI Assistant Director and forum lead Pat Cronin reflects on key takeaways from the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum that focused on educational attainment in NC.