Strategic Partnerships in the News

EdNC Perspective: NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: Supporting students, nonprofits, and government through a cross-sector partnership

(October 19, 2020) – “COVID-19 is testing local governments and nonprofits as they work to meet the needs of people in their communities. Through these public service internships, students gain valuable on-the-job experience and local governments and nonprofits gain extra help when they need it most,” said Gov. Roy Cooper.

Internships are one of the most valuable learning experiences available to college students. Approximately 60% of students will hold at least one internship during their college career, according to a 2017 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Read more...

Volcker Alliance Spotlight: NC Talent Partnership: Strengthening Government-University Partnerships

(September 9, 2020) – A talented public sector workforce is essential to effective government and requires the cooperation, communication, and collaboration of colleges, universities and government agencies. In 2018, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina named Jenni Owen as the inaugural Director of Strategic Partnerships. Read more...

Volcker Alliance's Government-to-University Initiative Continues to Grow

NEW YORK, NY (August 18, 2020) – Following the successful launch of the first three Government-to-University (G2U) networks in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, the Volcker Alliance’s G2U Initiative is expanding to Chicago and North Carolina. Read more...

Results for America Releases 2020 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC (August 12, 2020) – During a virtual event co-hosted by the National Governors Association today, Results for America released the 2020 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence, which highlights how states are using evidence and data to inform their COVID-19 efforts and to advance economic mobility.

The 2020 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence (State Standard of Excellence) identifies seven Leading States (ColoradoConnecticutMinnesotaOregonTennesseeUtah, and Washington) and four Honor Roll States (MassachusettsNorth CarolinaOhio, and Rhode Island) for their evidence-based policymaking. Read more...

N.C. COVID-19 Student Response Corps offers alumni and students opportunities for partnership

BOONE, NC (July 17, 2020) – Students from colleges and universities across North Carolina unexpectedly lost internships due to COVID-19. At the same time, many local government and nonprofit organizations have been overwhelmed in response to needs related to COVID-19. Read more...

Virtual internship program connects students with local nonprofits

GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 16, 2020) –A summer internship from the comfort of your own home. With many summer programs canceled across the country, a lot of students were left scrambling to find job experience. Read more...

New program helps students who lost summer internships and jobs due to the pandemic

(July 10, 2020) – Many students have lost their summer jobs and internships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there's a new state program that's giving them some different opportunities. Read more...

NC College Students Help Local Governments, Nonprofits with COVID-19 Response

RALEIGH, NC (July 9, 2020) – An effort by Governor Roy Cooper’s administration is matching North Carolina college students in need of work experience with local governments and nonprofits seeking additional help to support COVID-19 response efforts. Read more...