Carolina Across 100: Our State, Our Work – Connecting Young Adults with Their Future

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
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This award provides funding to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to support the work of the Carolina Across 100’s Our State, Our Work (OSOW) initiative. Carolina Across 100 launched in March 2021 to focus on using university resources to promote pandemic recovery and renewal statewide. OSOW was created to help communities build more effective workforce development systems for young adults 16-24 years old who are neither in school nor employed, known as opportunity youth. OSOW has partnered with 13 community teams across 37 mostly rural counties which are home to 58,000 opportunity youth to improve the employability and technical skills of opportunity youth. Golden LEAF funds will be used to assist with training/module development, ongoing work with the 13 local teams and employers, training website development, program marketing/outreach, and data collection/assessment.

Kevin GuskiewiczOffice of Sponsored Research104 Airport Drive, Suite 2200 Campus Box #1350Chapel Hill, North Carolina(919) 966-1094
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