Appalachian State University – UNC School of Government: A Partnership to Build Capacity in Economically Struggling Rural Communities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program Area:
UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborative Initiative
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The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to support a three-year “proof of concept” referred to as the North Carolina Local Government Service Corps. The pilot phase will assist some of the most economically distressed communities in the state by deploying four Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduates from SOG and ASU into the service of up to 12 of North Carolina’s rural, economically distressed communities for a period of two years to provide hands-on economic development and capacity building assistance to those communities.

Dr. Barbara EntwisleOffice of Sponsored Research104 Airport Drive, Suite 2200Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-1350(919) 966-3411
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