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By improving government, the School of Government is improving communities. This is embodied by all who work here, all who are students here, all who pass through our doors — on campus, online, or out across North Carolina.
Michael Smith, dean
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From a billion-dollar effort to restore a community’s polluted water supply to replacing a small town’s 50-year-old water treatment plant, the Environmental Finance Center has been helping North Carolina communities reach their environmental protection goals for the past 20 years.
Brown-Graham launched the ncIMPACT initiative to work with public officials on complex policy issues. The initiative has developed programs to support communities working on challenges surrounding poverty and economic mobility, early childhood education, workforce development and opioid misuse.
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
Jessie Smith, the W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor 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.