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Impact on Our State

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

  • A student raising their hand in a classroom.

    Carolina collaborates with Person County to launch K-2 community academy

    The Carolina Community Academy will bring expertise from the School of Education and a University-wide coalition to serve kindergarten through second grade students.

  • The exterior of the Tate Turner Kuralt Building.

    100 years of impact

    The UNC School of Social Work has witnessed significant growth and achievement during its more than 100 years as one of the nation’s leading schools of social work.

  • Two men look at a document on a table.

    Lead for North Carolina prepares our state’s future leaders

    Operated by the UNC School of Government, the Lead for North Carolina program is training future leaders to address problems facing North Carolinians by placing young professionals in local government offices.

  • Carolina Lindely at the Mill.

    Caroline Lindley goes back to her roots

    Two-time Carolina graduate Caroline Lindley is utilizing what she learned at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School as an undergrad and MBA student to help lead her family's business: the nearly three-century-old Lindley Mills in Graham, North Carolina.

  • Cameron Baker standing outside by a stonewall.

    #GDTBATH: Cameron Baker

    Cameron Baker wanted to become a politician or judge to find ways to make a positive impact in his hometown. But through his studies at Carolina and an internship with the local chapter of the NAACP, the junior found a different path to social change.

  • Valentine’s Day cards, letters and memorabilia from the archives of Wilson Library.

    Love letters from the past

    An 1800s pop-up card, a diary entry about a forbidden relationship and lipstick-kissed love letters are all preserved in Wilson Library to teach us how Valentine's Day has evolved.

  • A graphic with cartoon science icons.

    Carolina grad students bring science to the community

    More than a dozen of Tar Heels are working to bring the wonders of science to children in the community through the graduate student-run organization Science in the Stacks. The group partners with North Carolina libraries to teach science lessons through a mix of in-person and virtual demonstrations.

  • A man plays piano.

    Tar Heels serve as mentors, music teachers in Musical Empowerment

    Led by Carolina students, Musical Empowerment provides one-on-one music lessons for nearly 130 underserved children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.