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Fellow Blog Posts

Life Beyond Lead for NC

by Allison Marshall
04/01/21

By Allison Marshall (LFNC Fellow – Shallotte)  April 1, 2021 It’s hard to believe two years ago I was waiting to find out if I was selected as an inaugural Lead for North Carolina Fellow. I was a senior in college, unsure of where my future would take me. I’ve …

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Where Do We Fit in This Long Fight?

by Nina Worth
03/15/21

By Shelby Holmes (LFNC Fellow – Shelby) and Nina Worth (LFNC Fellow – Rockingham County) Lead for North Carolina’s model matches each fellow with a community “facing considerable challenges, [with] significant need for young talent and innovative thinking.” It’s based around the idea that, as young post-grads, we often think …

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A “Nervous” Area for Local Government

by Nina Worth
02/05/21

In “Race and Social Equity” Susan T. Gooden discusses why race and social equity prove to be a “nervous” area of government By Nina Worth (LFNC Fellow – Rockingham County) Days after America inaugurated its first woman of color as Vice President, I finished “Race and Social Equity: A Nervous …

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The Burden of Efficiency in Rural Small Towns

by Magnolia Long
02/04/21

By Magnolia Long (LFNC Fellow – Rutherfordton) During the first week of my fellowship, I had the opportunity to spend one day with each town department just to learn about the basic operations and their goals for service. I did ride-alongs with police officers, explored the brand-new public works building, …

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Program News

Supporting Students in Pursuit of Public Service Careers

Posted 6 months ago

Perspective | NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: Supporting students in pursuit of public service careers Published by EdNC Liam Miranda and Dylan Russell January 18, 2021 This is the fourth article in a series about the NC COVID-19 Student Response … Continued

Strengthening the Talent Pipeline to Public Service

Posted 6 months ago

Perspective | NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: Strengthening the talent pipeline to public service Published by EdNC Liam Miranda and Dylan Russell January 11, 2021 Mo Green, Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, highlights the value of public … Continued

NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: Partnerships at work

Posted 6 months ago

Perspective | NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: Partnerships at work Liam Miranda and Dylan Russell Lost internships and jobs. Strained organizational capacity. Due to COVID-19, both have been widespread in North Carolina, the nation, and the world.  Enter the North … Continued