At this presentation, attendees will learn about the North Carolina Navigating Care for Families and Their Children with Developmental Disabilities (NCNC) project. The NCNC project was funded by HRSA (Health Resources Services Administration) with two primary aims: (1) Enhance screening … Read more
From March 21-25, 2022, Carolina Engagement Week presenters highlighted statewide community-driven partnerships powered by state and local community leaders and Carolina faculty, staff and students. Enjoy posters, videos and web stories shared to the 24/7 Engagement page and revisit some of your favorite events below. Thank you to everyone who participated and attended and for bringing North Carolina closer together.
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Engagement Week presenters contributed digital content for you to enjoy at any time–during ’22 Engagement Week and beyond! Enjoy their poster presentations, web articles, videos and more here.
Some ’22 Carolina Engagement Week presenters have provided a recap of their events. Look for the Carolina Blue recap graphic to revisit these events. Additionally, check out the ’22 event pages below to learn more about great engaged work happening statewide and the organizers and collaborators of this great work.
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Use your creativity and data analysis skills to create tools for community engagement. Carolina’s first ever Engagement Week will include a week-long civic hackathon competition where students are invited to analyze and visualize data on COVID-19’s health, economic and/or social … Read more
The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, in its 15th year, is currently working with its eighth two-year cohort of Carolina faculty. The program is a faculty development initiative on the go, visiting community partnership and research sites of experienced engaged … Read more
In the presentation, learn about a multi-year collaborative community project. For the past three years, this team has connected with various community members (adults and youth), developed organizational partnerships, and built relationships with stakeholders to implement policy, systems and/or environmental … Read more
The presentation will focus on the Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate program which has been uniquely offered on the Asheville campus of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy since 2014. The program requires that Rural Scholars have long-term relationships with pharmacists serving … Read more
Presenters will share descriptions and best practices for effectively conducting community health assessments and community health improvement planning.
Carolina made a bold declaration last year. After carefully listening to thousands of voices, we would partner with communities in each of the state's 100 counties to tackle the most pressing challenges coming out of COVID-19. This Engagement Week session … Read more
This webinar describes inclusive and interdisciplinary models for leadership development. Participants will learn about three team-based leadership initiatives for healthcare providers, healthcare trainees, and community-academic partnerships.
This presentation will describe a research-practice partnership between the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE) at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Kidzu Children's Museum in Chapel Hill. Presenters will describe the way their partnership formed … Read more
Presenters will tell the story of the research collaboration between a UNC Preventive Medicine Resident in the Graduate Certificate for Participatory Research program and a community-based organization supporting birthing people of color in the Triangle, from project conception and design … Read more
The Carolina Hunger Initiative at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention partnered with the NC Department of Public Instruction on 2021 Summer Nutrition Programs outreach statewide and in rural NC communities. The partnership goal is to increase … Read more
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, through their philanthropic collaborative problem-solving program, has funded a multi-year effort in eastern Carteret County to engage the community to build their own capacity for community resilience. As part of that effort, UNC faculty acted … Read more
This presentation will highlight a collaborative rural community partnership featuring an informal science center (Morehead Planetarium and Science Center), local school district (Gates County Schools), and local non-profit (Gates County Community Partnership). Discussion will include how these partners implemented a … Read more
The North Carolina Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Research Team established a collaborative process that implements intentional strategies to fully engage community partners to build the power necessary for shared decision making. The establishment of this collaborative also allows space for … Read more
This presentation will highlight the potential benefits and challenges of engaging schools in new programming during COVID, and how we built a partnership in this context. School district partners/administrators will share their motivation for partnering, how the program aligns with … Read more
Learn more about the work being done by UndocuCarolina, a collaboration of UNC students, faculty, staff, community members, the Carolina Latinx Center and LatinxEd. UndocuCarolina is working to increase visibility, support and resources for members of the Carolina community living … Read more
This workshop will focus on effective practices for meaningfully and authentically including autistic adults as research partners.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University to offer semester-long classes and a lecture series to broaden opportunities for historically Black college and university (HBCU) students to learn the … Read more
During the summer of 2021, CREATE's NCGrowth program worked with a coalition of business owners, investors and community leaders on the development of a plan for a Black Business Matters District in downtown Rocky Mount.
During the Fall of 2021, CREATE, an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, worked with the University of Mount Olive and community stakeholders to examine economic development strategies for the Mount Olive Region with the goal of … Read more
Local governments are being asked to address increasingly complex issues with few resources, while struggling to prepare for a large percentage of impending staff retirements. Lead for North Carolina aims to recruit, train and place the state’s most promising young … Read more
For the past several years, the SCRIPT-NC project has partnered with NC community colleges to support enhancements to their early childhood (EC) programs. Working together, shifts in coursework and field experiences have better prepared future EC educators to work with … Read more
Join in this opportunity for an updated 2022 Voter Empowerment Training. Participants will learn how to empower and educate the community for the 2022 primary election season. Information shared will be relevant for elections across NC. This event is sponsored … Read more
Community partnerships with academic institutions can often be one-sided in favor of the institution. Data mining for the purposes of funding, publications and other benefits have historically been the driving force for these partnerships. Community residents are often left with … Read more
The FFORC (Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative) team has been working to recognize the value of multiple forms of communication and dissemination to community partners that extend beyond the written word. One of the team approaches has been to … Read more
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center established its Community Outreach and Engagement Office to meaningfully engage the community in its cancer research, clinical care and programmatic efforts to better understand and serve NC's needs. Presenters will showcase innovative ways in which the … Read more
North Carolina is home to the largest population of American Indians east of the Mississippi River, totaling more than 184,000 people with eight state-recognized tribes and four urban Indian organizations. During this program, we will learn more about each tribe … Read more
Join APPLES Service-Learning student leaders to learn about the variety of opportunities for engagement on and off-campus. APPLES provides direct service opportunities, plus education and reflection, to help students make deeper meaning of their service and learn more about communities … Read more
Carolina PROSPER was a research study of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded, regional education and research center that is part of the UNC Gillings School of … Read more
An interactive training for building relationships with people of different backgrounds. Participants will tackle questions such as: What do you want people to think about you? What are you worried they will think about you? What tactics might you employ … Read more
Partners from UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Asheville describe a cross-university collaboration in providing technical assistance to substance misuse coalitions in western NC.
This presentation will (1) provide an overview of the Tiny Homes Village Project, (2) discuss strategies used to build and sustain the public-private partnership being used to develop this demonstration project, and (3) discuss preliminary results from a process evaluation … Read more
Prepare for the 2022 primary by registering to vote or updating your registration! If you have moved since you last voted, this is a great opportunity to make sure your registration is up to date. Stop by the Pit between … Read more
Learn about the ways the Philosophy Department and other departments at UNC are working with the Friday Center and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to bring humanistic inquiry and educational opportunities to adult prisons and juvenile justice facilities.
In this workshop, participants will think critically about how to inspire others to join them in pursuing their passions and affecting positive change in their community. By examining the qualities of inspirational leaders, including by watching a video with some … Read more
During this presentation, the newly developed online North Carolina Family Navigation Guide will be highlighted. Participants will learn more about the needs of families and their children with developmental disabilities and the reasons the Guide was developed. A demonstration of … Read more
Event hosts will share a comparison of needs-based vs. abundance-based approaches to community development and engage participants in their own storytelling activity. Participants in this event will learn about the innovative housing justice work of the Northside Neighborhood Initiative, a … Read more
At this panel discussion, participants will hear from Triangle-area educators who have used the National High School Ethics Bowl as a vehicle for civic education and dialogue across disagreement. Headquartered at UNC-Chapel Hill, the ethics bowl unites thousands of high … Read more
At this panel discussion, participants will learn about how Fayetteville State University is leveraging over $175 million of state appropriations to build economic resilience in the broader Cumberland County Region. FSU is a partner of NCGrowth's AICER (Anchor Institutions Create … Read more
Event Recap https://youtu.be/xBflrVD1ERM Event Description At this presentation, participants will learn about the ongoing process of engaging with rural federally qualified health centers (FQHC) offering primary care services across Western North Carolina to conduct a multi-faceted medication optimization needs assessment. … Read more
Join organizers and alumni of the Tar Heel Bus Tour to hear about their experiences and what they learned about North Carolina and UNC's relationship to the state as well as how their participation has informed their work here in … Read more
Native nations maintain a distinct political relationship with the United States. Given this political standing, engaging tribal communities is often complex and diverse. This workshop will cover foundational information about the unique status of Native nations, survey the North Carolina … Read more
This event is a Community and Impact Screening of the documentary film The Smell of Money. From the film’s website: “A century after her grandfather claimed his freedom from slavery and the family land, Elsie Herring and her North Carolina … Read more
This event is hosted by the UNC Lead for NC Project. Since 2019, Lead for NC has placed 75 young people in 68 communities across North Carolina. The impact of these partnerships is extraordinary; program participants have secured more than … Read more
The Partnerships in Aging Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center have worked together to develop intergenerational programming that encourages community building, good neighbors and age-embracing relationships. The Linking Generations Across Northside and the Northside Residential Fellowship … Read more
A lack of access to menstrual products can be a barrier for many people, including in the local community.The UNC undergraduate student government Executive Branch's Department of Civic Engagement and Outreach Services is working to address this in partnership with … Read more
Participants in this session, hosted by Carolina Public Humanities, will learn about best practices of collaborative public work, discuss tips for building responsive programming with community partners, and workshop how to tailor academic themes for public participants. A light lunch … Read more
This event will be a service event co-hosted by the Carolina Community Garden and APPLES Service-Learning. Participants will learn about the garden, volunteer in the garden and then take part in a reflection exercise. The event will be interactive and … Read more
The panel discussion will feature a variety of undergraduate students and graduate students who participate in the Civic Engagement Working Group. They will be joined by Leadership Development Program Coordinator Natasha Young in answering questions moderated by Ryan Nilsen from … Read more
Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Marian Cheek Jackson Center's oral history methodology. Through this methodology, the Jackson Center pushes against the historically exploitative relationship that can characterize interactions between community members and academic researchers. Throughout the … Read more
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