Jamie’s Amazing Success Story

The FYD faculty is thrilled to announce that Jamie (Dowdy) Alexander (NCSU, FYD 2010 MS graduate) recently received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.  Jamie successfully defended her dissertation Male and Female: Career Development of African American Athletes and Non-Athletes, in June and now is officially […]

Residential Energy Program Recognized

On April 22, North Carolina Cooperative Extension was honored with the City of Raleigh Residential Green Design Award for its Residential Energy Efficiency Program. This award is given for demonstrating green design concepts and achieving a positive ecological footprint. The Residential Energy Efficiency Program, also known as the E-Conservation Program, focuses on teaching consumers to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tailgate . . . Its What We Do

YFCS faculty participated in the recent College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Ag Day Tailgate at the PNC Center. Over 2500 people were in attendance for this celebration. Those who visited the YFCS exhibit were able to spin the Wheel of YFCS and win prizes for answering questions about human development, nutrition, family resource […]

E-Conservation Pilots a Master Energy Volunteer Program

Laura Langham and Sarah Kirby As part of its educational outreach efforts, the E-Conservation residential energy education project is piloting an Energy Master Volunteer program. The Energy Master program trains volunteers to do conduct three important activities: 1. Deliver basic energy management information and strategies to homeowners to help increase energy conservation and efficiency knowledge; […]

YFCS Faculty Present at NCEAFCS

YFCS faculty and staff were involved in workshops and presentations at the recent annual conference of the North Carolina Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  The theme for the meeting was “Rock Solid. . . Moving into Another Successful 100 Years”. At the conference YFCS Assistant Professor, Dr. Dara […]

Energy Audit Evaluation Results Published

A home energy audit provides homeowners with invaluable information about energy use in their home. The audit identifies structural deficiencies that contribute to energy waste, as well as occupant behaviors that impact energy consumption. The audit can also help identify thermal comfort issues, such as rooms that are drafty, too warm, or too cool. The […]