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Welcome to the Center for Social Impact! 

The Center’s faculty and staff conduct interdisciplinary research with community partners; consult with local organizations to improve service delivery, cross-sector collaboration, and philanthropic engagement; produce evidence-based policy proposals in support of community-defined goals; and educate students through applied learning experiences in collective pursuit of healthier and more equitable communities.

About Us
About Us

Health Initiatives

Nonprofit ecosystemNonprofit Ecosystem

Workforce developmentEconomic/Workforce

Food Systems

Mapping Community

News and Events 


Cape Fear Inclusive Economy Report

By referring to inclusivity and upward mobility, this report seeks to highlight opportunities and challenges in building a regional economy that is prepared for the future and aligned with the perceptions and promises of America. (more)


Mapping Local Nonprofit Sector's Future

An op-ed written by Dr. Christopher Prentice for WilmingtonBiz (more)


UNCW Center for Social Impact Aids Partners in Tackling Systemic Problems

Alongside an interdisciplinary team of faculty, the UNCW Center for Social Impact is helping community partners tackle issues from poverty to affordable housing. (more)

Our Community Partners
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