Pastor Ed McKinney found his calling helping rural churches use their strengths and resources in the communities they serve. This summer, his small but active congregation will take on a new challenge of improving childhood literacy. “We saw a need, and accepted an opportunity, to make a positive impact,” he says
Robb Webb, director of The Duke Endowment’s Rural Church program area, discusses our support for rural congregations in North Carolina and the communities they serve.
A new training program is helping foster parents find ways to support the special needs of children in their care.
Twenty-nine hospitals in the Carolinas are improving patient care through a business transformation practice called Lean.
Two communities -- one in Charlotte, one in Spartanburg -- take a holistic, systematic approach to neighborhood redevelopment. The place-based initiatives could offer a model for healing poverty-stricken communities.