Youth leadership initiatives key to ensuring North Carolina's prosperous future

With 1.5 million young people set to enter the state's workforce by 2020, the Initiative and its partners look to address the challenges of aligning Generation Z's skills with the jobs of the new economy. read more

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Applications accepted through April 16 for Summer Youth Leadership Program Initiative seeks rising high school seniors and local host organizations for eight-week internship program. read more

Brick Capital and HAVEN build new shelter in Sanford. Facility provides office space and safe housing for HAVEN in Lee County program participants. read more

Murfreesboro neighborhood born of agency's perseverance. QUOLA overcomes obstacles to provide quality housing and stability to families. read more

Mortgage settlement to bring $338 million to North Carolina. Resources will help homeowners facing foreclosure and prevent future abuses by lenders. read more

Passage Home targets cycle of poverty. Diverse programs provide opportunities for southeast Raleigh community. read more

Energy efficient townhomes set new standard in downtown Winston-Salem. Goler CDC project helps families save money and live better. read more

Registration opens for 2012 Community Development Academy. Six-day course provides perspective and practical skills for N.C. community development practitioners. read more

REALTORS association says urban affordable housing "sweet spot" for 2012 development. Trend will move to smaller homes, walkable neighborhoods, lower prices and green features. read more


  The N.C. Community Development Initiative leads North Carolina's collaborative community economic development effort, driving innovation, investment and action that creates more prosperous, sustainable communities.  

Initiative names Ahuja and Brobston as program officers. read more

N.C. Department of Commerce's Miller named to national community development board. read more


MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards
Grant funds are available for innovative partnerships between community organizations and police departments that promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. read more


Assets and Opportunity Scorecard
The Corporation for Enterprise Development releases new data on wealth, poverty and household financial security for states.
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"Start Something: The State of the Entrepreneurial Economy of North Carolina, 1992-2011"
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development releases a new report on job creation and the economy of North Carolina.

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N.C. Housing Coalition Fair Housing Workshop
March 5, 2012
Kinston, N.C.
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Durham Community Land Trustees 25th Anniversary Celebration with Sweet Honey in the Rock
March 9, 2012
Durham, N.C.
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National Low Income Housing Coalition Housing Policy Conference
March 26-28, 2012
Washington, D.C.
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