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 CoverageApril 6, 2016

Report Says Upward Mobility Is Worse in NC than in US

Upward mobility in North Carolina lags the rest of the nation, leaving most children of low-income families stuck at the bottom of the economic ladder without a discernible path forward, according to a new report.

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Press ReleaseApril 6, 2016

NC’s Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2016 New study finds economic mobility in North Carolina lags nation Most children born into low-income N.C. families will not reach middle income Changing demographics mean more people won’t have skills for family-supporting jobs Innovative initiatives to align education with higher paying occupations to be discussed in community meetings across… FULL STORY >

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Press ReleaseJanuary 28, 2016

Local Colleges Commit to Increase College Attainment Goal

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to announce that Degrees Matter!, the university’s community partnership for post-secondary educational degree attainment for adults in Guilford County, officially signed a collaboration agreement on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The need for an initiative aimed at targeting adult students in Guilford County brought together Greensboro College, North Carolina A&T State University, Bennett College, Guilford Technical Community College, and Guilford College.

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Press ReleaseNovember 17, 2015

Single Stop Launches NC services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2015 Program Expands to NC Community Colleges with $7.75M grant from John M. Belk Endowment RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2015) – Single Stop, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to economic mobility for low-income families, has launched services in North Carolina to connect students and their families with resources… FULL STORY >

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Media CoverageSeptember 15, 2015

Interview with the John M. Belk Endowment’s Kristy Teskey

One year ago, at the White House, President Obama and the First Lady celebrated the John M. Belk Endowment’s announcement that it would provide $10 million to the College Advising Corps to increase access to higher education for rural, low-income students in North Carolina. The Endowment’s Executive Director Kristy Teskey reflects on the first year of the partnership and the Endowment’s goals in the Q&A.

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Media CoverageSeptember 14, 2015

National organization to work with CCCC on higher education practices

Coastal Carolina Community College holds a unique place among community colleges and its work in helping students succeed is getting a closer look by a national organization focused on higher education practices.

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