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.
Before coming to Green Opportunities (GO), Ernest Robbs was unsure of the life path he was on. Getting involved with GO gave him the skills, training and hope and he needed to embark on a promising career and a new beginning.