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Impact on Our State

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

  • Innovating the criminal justice system

    Jessie Smith at the School of Government launched the school’s Innovation Lab to promote a fair and effective criminal justice system, public safety and economic prosperity.

  • Helping communities protect the environment

    The Environmental Finance Center has been helping North Carolina communities reach their environmental protection goals for the past 20 years.

  • Leading for results

    A two-week fellows program at the School of Government aims to help local government professionals enhance their organizational leadership skills. The goal is not to help just one person, but the entire community.

  • Well Said: Heart Health Now!

    On this week's podcast, Sam Cykert, the director of the Health and Clinical Informatics program at the School of Medicine, explains the how a new program is helping patients build heart-healthy habits and saving lives.

  • Unlikely friendships help young patients cope with cancer

    A student-run organization pairs Carolina students with pediatric patients to provide support, comfort and friendship in difficult times.

  • ‘A long legacy of innovation’

    UNC Kenan-Flagler launched its Undergraduate Business Program in 1919. This year the program celebrates a century of leading the state toward economic growth and innovation.

  • A ‘life-changing’ opportunity

    The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program has expanded to Southwestern Community College to help more community college students gain admission to UNC-Chapel Hill

  • 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.