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Creating future public service leaders.
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A fellowship in local government for recent college graduates.






Fellow Blog Posts

First Fellow, Now Firefighter

by Rebecca Hart
01/30/23

The Lead for NC fellowship has led me many places that I wouldn’t have predicted. My hometown, for one. Like many other recent college graduates, I was determined to go anywhere but back home. But life is unpredictable and appears to have a sense of humor. So of course, the …

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Identity in the Workplace

by Noor Shehata
01/23/23

Six months and fifteen days ago: my tassel was in my hand, falling to the left side of the graduation cap adorning my head. At that moment, the world before me felt hopeful and ready to take me in.   Shortly after, the Lead for North Carolina program informed me of …

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An Unexpected Obstacle to Growth

by Greyson Sonntag
01/17/23

So far, my time in Boiling Springs, North Carolina has been amazing. I have deeply enjoyed getting to know this rural, single stoplight town of about 4,500 residents in the foothills of Western North Carolina. It is your quintessential small, southern community where everyone knows everyone, and you never fail …

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Finding the Light in a Small Town

by Tyler Wise
01/17/23

COVID. Like many graduates of the 2021 class, the last year felt strange. Even though we were allowed back on campus, the experience was very different from previous years. Classes were still virtual and the days until we were to be thrust into the “real world” were dwindling. In addition …

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Program News

Supporting Students in Pursuit of Public Service Careers

Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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