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Nora El-Khouri Spencer with her team at a construction site.

Double Carolina grad named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year

Carolina alumna Nora El-Khouri Spencer '01, '17 (MSW) was named to CNN's “Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year" for her work with Hope Renovations, which offers a pre-apprenticeship training program for underemployed women to give them the skills to confidently enter the trades or enroll in apprenticeships and continuing trades education.

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    Nearly 1,500 hours of service provided on annual DEAH DAY

    Volunteers constructed houses with Habitat for Humanity, delivered food with Meals on Wheels, cleared nature trails with Triangle Land Conservancy and Ellerbee Creek Watershed, arranged and restocked food bank shelves, sorted and organized donations with Book Harvest and much more.

  • Students work on projects in a classroom.

    Breaking barriers through science and summer enrichment

    GSK Science in the Summer — a partnership between Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and health care company GlaxoSmithKline — offers free science programs to elementary and middle school-aged students in 11 counties across our state.

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    New funding boosts support of Building Integrated Communities program

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation awarded the program $1.55 million for its work in partnering with local governments statewide to create inclusive practices and policies for immigrant communities.