Impact on Our State

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

  • ‘This is my home:’ student gives back to Chapel Hill

    As a Town Council intern, rising junior Daniel Bowen is making his adopted hometown of Chapel Hill a better place to live.

  • Protecting North Carolina’s wetlands

    Working with the Environmental Defense Fund this summer, Cassidy Harding is realizing her high school dream of becoming an environmental scientist.

  • ‘Hope grows here’

    The place at the end of the bumpy dirt road looks and sounds like many farms in rural Chatham County. But the writing carved into the wooden sign above the garden gate shows the difference at the Farm at Penny Lane: “Hope Grows Here.”

  • Serving North Carolina

    Students, faculty and staff dedicate thousands of hours each year to helping our communities by performing service projects and participating in outreach programs while also making community-changing discoveries and creating a better future for all of North Carolina through research.

  • Giving back to our community

    While the Carolina community dedicates itself to answering some of the biggest questions facing North Carolina, it also works to give back to our communities directly through service projects.

  • Keeping patients moving

    Two Carolina faculty members have created an augmented reality video game designed for pediatric hospital patients called Adventure Squad with the goal of keeping the young patients active during their treatment.

  • Harvey Award funds web app to help families find affordable housing

    Called the Housing Opportunity Finder, the app will act as a resource for more than 3,000 low-income families from Durham and Orange counties by compiling affordable, safe housing listings in “opportunity neighborhoods.”

  • Celebrating five decades of Project Uplift

    From SAT/ACT prep and academic explorations to Franklin Street tours and a culture show, Project Uplift gives high school students a complete 360-degree view of life as a college student.