Catalysts for Change. Meaningful Partnerships. Moving North Carolina Forward.

We are committed to engaging with and learning from partners as they work to transform postsecondary educational opportunities in our state. Here is recent news coverage about the John M. Belk Endowment and our partners.

Media CoverageOctober 18, 2017

WPTF NewsRadio 680 Interview with Kristy Teskey about My Future NC

The statewide Commission, “My Future NC,” will bring together top thought leaders from the education, business, philanthropy, faith-based, and nonprofit communities from across the state—to discuss state education and training needs, identify obstacles to meeting those needs, and generate policy recommendations with broad support from stakeholders across the state.

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October 17, 2017

New Group To Set N.C. Education Goals, Write Strategic Plan

The state’s educational leaders have created a new commission that will come up with a strategic plan on educational attainment that runs from early childhood through college. The effort, dubbed My Future NC, includes people from the business, nonprofit, education and faith communities.

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Press ReleaseOctober 17, 2017

My Future NC To Develop Statewide Attainment Goal and Education Plan

The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of the North Carolina Community College System, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, have partnered to create My Future NC, a new statewide commission on educational attainment. The Commission’s work is being underwritten by grants from The John M. Belk Endowment, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Goodnight Education Foundation.

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Media CoverageOctober 17, 2017

How Can NC Residents Become Better Educated? This New Group Wants To Find Out.

A new commission of education, business, nonprofit, government and faith leaders launched Tuesday in an effort to create a statewide goal to get more North Carolinians better educated.

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Media CoverageAugust 8, 2017

Diving into N.C. College Access: College Advising Corps

“We want to create new knowledge,” Hurd said of their nationwide strategy. “We want to innovate and experiment and figure out what works.” The organization is building on their efforts to improve North Carolina students’ postsecondary successes.

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Media CoverageJuly 18, 2017

Chapel Hill Nonprofit Secures Another $10 Million Gift

“This funding support will break through those barriers to help underserved students identify higher education opportunities that fit them best. More importantly, we know that greater higher education access can serve as a catalyst for positive change for students as well as communities across our great state,” [Nicole Hurd] added.

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