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Impact on Our State

Supporting the community that supports us. Our success is North Carolina’s success. 

  • To treat mental illness: medication, talk therapy and … plants?

    Carolina’s innovative therapy programs, including a horticulture program that uses gardening to improve mental and emotional health, are serving North Carolinians with severe mental illness.

  • Serving our state

    Whether it’s working directly with communities to overcome challenges or conducting impactful research in labs to find solutions to pressing issues, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina. As a university built for the people, public service is at the core of Carolina's mission.

  • Helping our neighbors

    Press the play button to see how Carolina students spent their fall break volunteering in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.

  • Well Said: Tar Heel Service Day

    In this week's podcast, Jennifer Chandler of the UNC General Alumni Association and Suzanne Cowden of the Charlotte Carolina Club discuss how alumni gave back to their communities during the annual service day.

  • Sharing the beauty of music

    World-class instructors in the College of Arts & Sciences’ music department started the UNC Community Music School to serve students of all ages and offer group and individual classes in piano, voice, guitar, composition and early childhood music.

  • Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

    In this week’s podcast, water-quality expert Hans Paerl discusses the damage caused by Hurricane Florence and the dangers left behind by hurricanes: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish.

  • Bringing healthy food to all consumers

    Press the play button to see how UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Alice Ammerman is working to provide locally-sourced, nutritious meals to communities in need.

  • Carolina Women Supporting Carolina Girls

    Alumni Camille and Rachel McGirt launched an organization to help North Carolina girls build self-esteem and healthy habits, supported by women across campus.