Spring 2017

At the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program, Lex Cole wants to make sure that children who enter foster care receive the best services, including a family that cares about them, nurtures them and understands the trauma they are going through. 

Spring 2017

Hang Chen, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Johnson C. Smith University, urges students to challenge barriers and become “change agents” in the field of STEM.

An innovative effort connects communities with health care providers to help children who have developed obesity receive clinical care and support. 

By serving rural congregations in North Carolina, field education students gain real-world experience outside the classroom and provide churches with much-needed help. 

Winter 2017

Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, says a new center could address critical food system issues and challenges.

In South Carolina, people living with sickle cell disease hope a new program will pave the way to improved, comprehensive services. 

A promising new tool that uses predictive analytics to help social workers do their jobs is putting the Department of Social Services in New Hanover County, N.C., on the cutting edge of child welfare. 

Summer 2016

As the new dean of Duke Divinity School, Elaine Heath will help the school pioneer new forms of theological education in a rapidly changing world.

With growing numbers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, a North Carolina task force has developed a strategic plan for the state. 

In South Carolina, a new program is helping parents and children create healthier relationships together.

Spring 2016

In Lumberton, N.C., the Prevention and Family Recovery initiative expands child-centered services for parents in treatment for substance abuse.