Ever thankful for North Carolina’s bright spots and our leaders who are working to build a greater North Carolina

Bright spots drive change.  From the very beginning of EducationNC, we have believed in lifting up bright spots across North...

Bright Spots: Profound Gentlemen

Profound Gentlemen delivers programming to male educators of color. A core part of the program is focused on retention through...

Bright Spots: STEM East

The STEM East network is a collaboration across 12 counties in eastern North Carolina. The network works to make sure...

Bright Spots: Project SEARCH

Three years ago, Mission Health brought Project SEARCH to Asheville. Project SEARCH, an international model for developing employment opportunities for...

Bright Spots: Alamance Career Accelerator Program

The Alamance Career Accelerator Program is a four-year apprenticeship program aimed at addressing immediate needs for skilled workers and a...

Bright Spots: Made in Durham

Made in Durham is a collaboration between education, business, youth-serving nonprofits, and young people across Durham. The ultimate goal is...

Bright Spots: K-64 in Catawba County

K-64 is a five-year collaboration between the economic development and education sectors in Catawba County. The goal is for Catawba...

Bright Spots: Gold Rush Grant at UNC Charlotte

North Carolina has more than 900,000 residents who have completed some college, but have not received a degree or a...

Bright Spots: Wilson Youth Master Plan

In 2014, community leaders in Wilson County developed and launched a master plan focused on improving life outcomes for local...

Bright Spots: Project SECURE at Wake Tech

Wake Technical Community College will train 450 people for information technology (IT) jobs through Project SECURE. To qualify for Project...

Bright Spots: Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership (STEP)

STEP is the Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership that exists between Edgecombe and Nash counties. This partnership is working to...