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Community Event – Oct. 3

Sunday, September 04, 2016

NC Child

On Oct. 3, UNCW will host a community discussion on economic opportunity for children in North Carolina.

The event, sponsored by the Watson College of Education, UNCW’s College of Health & Human Services, New Hanover NAACP, Smart Start of New Hanover and the Dropout Prevention Coalition, is one of five community discussions across the state convened by NC Child.

The event will be held in McNeill Hall from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and dinner will be provided. Click here to register today!

Information from convening organization NC Child:

The future of North Carolina is as strong as its people. That’s why we’re at our best when all children grow up in financially secure families and communities where they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Unfortunately, many children and families here in southeastern NC and across our state face systemic barriers to prosperity that have a wide-ranging impact on children’s current well-being and future success.

As part of an effort to build a stronger advocacy voice for children, this fall, NC Child, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization, is convening a series of community discussions aimed at building economic opportunity for children across North Carolina. 

The Wilmington event, hosted by the UNCW College of Health and Human Services, will take place on Monday, Oct. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in McNeill Hall on the UNCW campus.

Local discussions, like the one here in Wilmington, will lead to action by informing the development of a package of statewide policy solutions, the North Carolina Children’s Opportunity Agenda. As a statewide organization that has successfully advocated for needed policy change, NC Child is committed to providing advocacy, research, communications and engagement resources to move this agenda forward.

For more information on NC Child’s Economic Opportunity Program visit www.ncchild.org/childrens-economic-opportunity.