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 8, 2016

Local Program Aims To Improve Lack of Upward Mobility in NC

A study indicates that just because the state’s future looks bright, doesn’t mean the economic status will change. That’s according to a new economic mobility study. One program in eastern Carolina is trying to break the cycle.

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Media CoverageApril 7, 2016

Report: Two-Thirds Of Poor NC Kids Aren’t Reaching Middle Class

North Carolinians are having more trouble attaining the American Dream, according to a new report from Durham-based research center MDC and the John M. Belk Endowment. The report is called “North Carolina’s Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity.” It says most North Carolina kids born into low-income families are not reaching the middle class. MDC President David Dodson says the numbers around the state’s largest economic centers are among the worst in the country.

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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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