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The Equity Initiative


The Center for Social Impact'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.

The RJC at UNCW seeks to aid in resolving the pain caused by crime and other harmful experiences. The RJC offers training and case facilitation to help people move towards repair, reconciliation, and transformation whenever possible. Healing begins by acknowledging the harm, taking active responsibility for the harm, and meeting the (often complex) needs for people to feel whole again.

1898: Futures and Legacies Research Collective works with a diverse range of academic disciplines and professional units at UNCW to promote collaborative inquiry, encourage knowledge-sharing, and increase the visibility of the critical work on 1898 and its legacies. Further, the collective aims to nurture the creation of innovative pedagogies and new partnerships that will contribute to the ongoing remembrance and restoration efforts throughout the city.

The IMSRG consists of faculty working across the disciplines of Social Work, English, Nursing, and Public Health, amongst a host of other amazing faculty colleagues, engaged in impactful research. Their goal is to provide research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate minority students - to include those who identify as racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA+, students with disabilities and/or military veterans.

The Center for Healthy Communities seeks to improve health and well-being by addressing community identified needs through collaborations between campus resources and community agencies.