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SECU Foundation invests in Lead for North Carolina
In March 2019, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation and the UNC School of Government announced the expansion of Lead for North Carolina, an effort to train and place young graduates in local governments across North Carolina. Made possible by a gift of $500,000 from SECU Foundation, the UNC School of Government will train and place 20 young college graduates in city and county governments in Tier I communities across the state.These fellows will be matched with participating local governments in April 2019, trained at UNC-Chapel Hill, and then work in jurisdictions across the state in the areas of emergency management, community health, citizen engagement, and business process improvement.“SECU’s investment in Lead for North Carolina will help attract young people to local government as a career and encourage college graduates to work in their hometowns or in rural communities,” said Mike Smith, dean of the UNC School of Government. “Public officials have told us they need to expand their workforce, and I’m thrilled that SECU has chosen to give back to individual communities in North Carolina by entrusting us with training and placing these fellows.”

Read more about this gift at and in SECU Foundation’s news release.

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