How Serving Those Who Serve Us Made Me a Better Teacher

Project Youth Extension Service (YES), a federally funded professional and youth development internship program, provides college students an opportunity to work with youth of military families impacted by military deployments. Project YES interns facilitate activities focusing on leadership development and life skills. The skills gained from the activities help participants to develop a personalized plan […]

Family Life Coaching Association Formalized

Five family life coaching professionals convened a strategic planning retreat in New Hampshire in October, 2015 in the creation of a professional development organization for Family Life Coach Professionals. In attendance were Kim Allen of NC State University, Debbie Farr of Flourishing Families, Beth Gausman of Concordia University, Margaret Machara of Tennessee State University and […]

Emily Did It!

Here’s Emily Foley at the finish line of the City of the Oaks Half Marathon. She’s a member of the State EFNEP team and works each day to encourage others to live healthy. Way to go, Emily!    

New program to help families use local foods in affordable meals

A North Carolina State University program has won a major grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help low-income families buy healthy, affordable, locally produced foods at farmers markets. The $248,000 grant comes from USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension […]

Housing Impact Award

Dr. Sarah Kirby was recently awarded the Housing Impact Award at the Housing Education and Research Association annual conference in Springfield, Illinois.   This award is given to a housing professional who has made significant contributions to the field of housing through a focused research, teaching, and/or outreach initiative.   Dr. Kirby was recognized for her work […]

White House recognizes NC State University’s Juntos program

A program developed by North Carolina State University to empower Hispanic youth to succeed in high school was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by a White House initiative. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, designed to address educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community in the United States, selected […]