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Welcome to the Center for Social Impact! 

The Center’s faculty conduct interdisciplinary research with community partners; consult with nonprofit, public, and for-profit sector organizations to improve service delivery, cross-sector collaboration, and philanthropic engagement; and educate students through applied learning experiences in collective pursuit of healthier and more equitable communities.

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News and Events 


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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