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 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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Media CoverageJuly 13, 2017

College Advising Gets a $10 Million Boost in North Carolina

A $10 million gift aims to improve college advising at North Carolina high schools, where recent college graduates help low-income students find their way to higher education.

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Press ReleaseJuly 13, 2017

John M. Belk Endowment Invests $10M in College Advising Corps

The John M. Belk Endowment announced that it is providing a $10 million leadership gift to College Advising Corps to increase access to higher education for low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in high schools throughout North Carolina.

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Media CoverageJuly 12, 2017

RCC wins grant to help students with finances

Robeson Community College soon will be rolling out a Web-based benefits screening service that will help students find financial services and stay in college. Single Stop, a national nonprofit, will provide students a way to view online benefits they may be eligible to receive in order to pay for their education and manage their living expenses, said Kimberly Gold, RCC’s president. Trained RCC staff then will connect them with the specific agencies and organizations that can address their needs.

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Media CoverageApril 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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Media CoverageJanuary 29, 2017

Making Cents of Education Funding

From early childhood to pre-K to K-12 to higher education, including our community colleges and the UNC system, we were asked about who is in charge, what are the sources of funding, what is the money being spent on, and to identify the pressure points where investments could make a difference. Our thanks to Ret Boney and the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers for being our thought partner on this project

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