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Understanding the Tools Available for CED Professionals: How Far Do NC Local Governments Go in Social Media Presence?

October 18, 2016

This past Friday, at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration 2016 Annual Conference in Raleigh, second year UNC MPA graduate student Sabrina Willard accepted the Robert Klein Award for her paper on the presence of social media in North Carolina jurisdictions. The results of her paper r … Continued

Using a Crisis to Localize Your Rural Economy

January 23, 2014

Imagine that the employer your community has depended on for decades shuts down unexpectedly. Suddenly, ten-thousand people are now out of work and the local economy is in flux as residents begin searching for employment in neighboring municipalities. How do you respond to the sudden uncertainty and … Continued

Project Based Learning Takes on Future Environmental Challenges

January 22, 2013

Interested in innovation, community development, and education? The US Environmental Protection Agency seems to receive a lot of attention these days for their regulatory role, but they also play an important role in research with numerous programs supporting investigation into new ways of protectin … Continued

Youth Financial Education as an Asset-Building Tactic

February 23, 2012

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. This post is part of a series that highlights approaches described in a School of Government web guide on asset-building tactics for individuals and communities on the economic margin. As explained in an earlier post, financial education can p … Continued

Youth Civic Engagement: Measuring Social Capital

January 31, 2012

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Last year, the NC Civic Education Consortium released the 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index, a stud … Continued

2011 Data on NC Civic Engagement Released

November 8, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Last year, the NC Civic Education Consortium released the 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index, a stud … Continued

Improving Civic Assets: The Civic Mission of Schools

August 30, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Several blog posts over the past year have addressed results of the North Carolina Civic Health Index. T … Continued

Cabarrus County 4-H Citizenship Focus: One Community’s Proactive Strategy to Develop Civic and Human Capital

May 31, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. One key aspect of a community’s civic capital is its civil society: the groups and organizations that ma … Continued

Developing Your Community’s Civic Capital: Increasing Opportunities for Youth Involvement

January 18, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. This is a third in a series of blog posts about the 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index, a study that … Continued

Developing Your Community’s Civic Capital with Local Government Youth Councils

December 28, 2010

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. This is a second in a series of blog posts (click here for first post) about the 2010 North Carolina Civ … Continued