Monthly Archives: March 2015

NC EFNEP Members Present at National EFNEP Conference

With 62 percent of North Carolina EFNEP participants on Facebook and 48 percent on YouTube, NC EFNEP developed its own social media campaign to stay connected to its participants. NC EFNEP Social Media Co-Managers and other staff involved serve on both a statewide committee, NC EFNEP Social Media Committee, and a national EFNEP Social Media […]

The Juntos Program

Juntos (pronounced “Who-n-toes”) means “Together” in Spanish and the program works to unite community partners to provide Latino 8-12th grade students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources that support high school graduation and promote higher education. Juntos engages and encourages families to work together to gain their academic dreams. Research continues to show […]

E-Conservation Works with Youth

YFCS members of the E-Conservation program helped a group of high school students from Alliance for Climate Education gain valuable energy efficiency skills by performing energy retrofit services. Youth shadowed professional Home Energy Raters as they conducted an energy audit on a home in Durham. The contractors took youth through the home – identifying areas […]

Fair Housing Design and Construction Standards

In collaboration with the R.L Mace Universal Design Institute, YFCS Department members, Dr. Sarah Kirby and Erica Lindenberg, sponsored training for housing professionals working in fair housing. Training participants were investigators from the NC Human Relations Commission and the NC Fair Housing Project. The training was designed to assist investigators in their understanding of key Fair […]

YFCS Team Presents at International Coaching Conference

The Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences was well represented at the 2015 International Congress of Coaching Psychology in San Diego, California. Recent graduates Tara Baker and Megan Burroughs presented along with their advisor, Dr. Kim Allen. Tara Baker, 2014 YFCS graduate, presented on her master’s thesis research, Family Coaching: An Exploratory Study of […]

Voices into Action

Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project (Voices into Action) has been selected to receive the fifth annual Opal Mann Green Engagement & Scholarship Award for excellence in collaborative and participatory research at N.C. State University! VIA is USDA-funded research study that is a partnership between N.C. State University, N.C. Cooperative Extension, and […]

YFCS Graduates Develop 21st Century Skills

Graduates of master’s degree programs in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) are often hired by organizations that develop and deliver programming for youth development, family education and community organizations. Increasingly these organizations are turning to social media tools to promote and deliver their programming (Mains, 2013; O’Neill, Zumwalt, Sutter & Bechman, […]

NCCE Provides Fair Housing Education across NC

In partnership with the North Carolina Human Relations Commission, Cooperative Extension has developed educational materials about the Fair Housing Law and how the law specifically applies to immigrants, victims of domestic violence and individuals with disabilities. Educational workshops have been held for audiences from diverse backgrounds in Person, Wake, Chatham, Lee, Alamance, and Johnston counties. […]