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In the News

April 19, 2017

Spellings: Advising Corps Breaks Down ‘College Isn’t For Me’ Myth

First-generation college students face so many barriers: Standardized tests, applications, financial aid forms, deciding which schools to consider – even knowing how a college campus feels. For many, the process can be formidable. That’s where the College Advising Corps comes in, University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings says in the accompanying video.

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Impact Stories

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April 6, 2016

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in NC

A new study commissioned by the John M. Belk Endowment finds that economic mobility in every region of North Carolina ranks well below the national average, and unless communities create better opportunities, the limited chances of success for a growing portion of the population could jeopardize the state’s economic future. Among the report’s key findings:… FULL STORY >

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Learning Links

April 12, 2017

Leading on Opportunity: The Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report

The work begins today to ensure Charlotte-Mecklenburg is a community that cares about all of our children and youth—regardless of their income, background, race or zip code—and where all of our children feel they belong, have big dreams and have the opportunity to achieve those dreams.

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