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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.

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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.

Economic Development and Community Building Education Disaster Preparedness and Response Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Government Health and Environment History and Culture

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Community Voices: Promoting Health Equity for Rural Mothers and Children

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 … Continued

Community Health Assessments Across NC

Online Only NC

Presenters will share descriptions and best practices for effectively conducting community health assessments and community health improvement planning.

Measure What Matters in Carolina Across 100: Our Work, Our State

Online Only NC

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 … Continued

Interprofessional Team-based Leadership Development

Online Only NC

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.  

Inclusive STEM Playgroups for Infants and Toddlers and their Caregivers

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 … Continued

Community Leadership Development in Eastern Carteret County

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 … Continued

NC CEAL: The Black/African-American Community Response Team

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 … Continued

Engaging Schools in Mindfulness-Based Programming

Online and In-Person: Health Promotion Disease Prevention 1700 Martin Luther King Blvd. Room 236, Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

UndocuCarolina: Collaborating to Build a Welcoming Community

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 … Continued

Black Business and the Future of Rocky Mount

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.

Supporting Entrepreneurs in the Mount Olive Region of NC

Online Only NC

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 … Continued

Voter Empowerment Training

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 … Continued

We’re Still Here: North Carolina’s Indigenous Cultures

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 … Continued

Student Leadership in Service

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 … Continued

Building Relationships Across Differences

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 … Continued

Tiny Homes Village

Hybrid: In-Person and Zoom (click for details) 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, 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 … Continued

Voter Registration Table

The Pit Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

The Power of the Humanities in Prison and Juvenile Justice Education

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.

Inspiring Others to Act

Anne Queen Lounge, Campus Y 180 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

North Carolina Navigating Care for Families and Their Children with Developmental Disabilities

Room 227, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

The Tar Heel Bus Tour: Stories from the Road

Anne Queen Lounge, Campus Y 180 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

Engaging Tribal Communities

Future site of the American Indian Cultural Garden 205 Wilson Street (across the street), Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

Film Screening: The Smell of Money

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 … Continued

Aging in Community: Amplifying Abundance and Care Through Intergenerational Connections

Marian Cheek Jackson Center 512 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill

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 … Continued

Public Collaboration 101

Toy Lounge Dey, 200 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

From Campus to Community: Garden for Good

Carolina Community Garden 212 Wilson Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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 … Continued

Engaging Across Campus to Promote Voting Access

Carolina Student Union Room 3102 209 South Road, Chapel Hill

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 … Continued

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