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Resources for Community-Engaged Intervention Projects

Letter of Inquiry deadline: May 12

Grants address STEM education challenges facing students (third-12th grade and college), with a special emphasis on women and minorities. Funded projects should help to achieve the following social outcomes: increase the number of students who earn a degree in STEM that matches market needs; increase the presence, achievement, and persistence levels for underrepresented minorities in the STEM field; and increase the supply of qualified teachers for teacher training in STEM-related subjects. Grants of $25,000 and above will be provided. Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide are eligible to apply.
Deadline: May 12
These grants support nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,000 to $100,000. 

Best Buy Foundation Community Grants 
Deadline: May 19

The Best Buy Foundation's annual Community Grants are awarded to afterschool and summer programs that provide computer programming, digital imaging, music production, robotics, and mobile app development experience to students ages 13-18. The Best Buy Foundation provides one-year grants up to $10,000, with the average grant award of $5,000.


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Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement Grants announced!

The Office of Community Engagement is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Community Engagement Grants. See the list of funded projects, faculty, and community partners here >>

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UNCW Engagement Conference Launches EngageSENC Web Platform

On Friday, Oct. 14, the University of North Carolina Wilmington held an all-day conference to promote ways for the university, local organizations and individuals to work together for the benefit of the community, called “Giving Flight to Engagement: Creating Positive Community-University Partnerships.”

The conference served as the public launch of the EngageSENC.org website platform, a community networking tool that is a collaborative effort of UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services, QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations), the United Way of Cape Fear, the South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) and the Civic Leadership Project.

EngageSENC connects nonprofits, community members, local government, philanthropic interests, colleges and universities, decision makers and businesses in southeastern North Carolina. Users can find resources and faculty expertise on a wide range of issues, such as health care, human services, housing and education; identify opportunities for internships, volunteerism and community-based research; and interact with the university and with one another. Nonprofits and other agencies also have the opportunity to share information about their services. Look at the EngageSENC web platform here >