The Yadkin Riverkeeper promotes fishable, swimmable, drinkable water in the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin.
¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South explores ways in which Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos.
Participatory budgeting allows residents of a city to work with local government to decide how their tax dollars are being spent.
ZSR awards up to 20 students with paid summer internships to learn more about the nonprofit sector.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture provides education and connect resources to female farmers and their families.
The East Coast Greenway Alliance is developing the urban sister to the Appalachian Trail. It is working to develop 2,900 miles of trail, all the way from Maine to Florida. North Carolina is the center of it all.
Central Park NC is home to STARworks, a business incubator that is designed to serve the creative, agricultural, and alternative energy sectors of the region’s economy. STARworks seeks to advance Central Park NC’s strategy by providing a focused means of growing and developing creative enterprises and individuals for placement in the downtowns of its small communities and to prepare agricultural entrepreneurs to replace the farmers who are retiring.
Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food with people who need food. It strives to make fresh, local food available to everyone in the community, and ensures the farmers growing it are making a healthy living.
The quality of education a young person gets is grounded in what happens in a classroom and within that school. Research shows that retaining strong teachers and principals requires a big picture, holistic leader, who takes the form of a superintendent. The goal of the Aspiring Superintendent Fellows Program is to develop a solid pool of candidates who are ready to lead North Carolina school districts.
Oysters are vital to maintaining a sound coastal ecosystem. Healthy populations of oysters indicate a healthy environment. The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) works to protect and restore NC's coast through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. Among its many initiatives, NCCF works with citizens to educate and involve them in restoring and protecting the state’s populations of oysters.