Hometown Hero: Emma Jenkins-Sullivan

This week’s Hometown Hero is Emma Jenkins-Sullivan, Program Coordinator for Food for the Summer.   The Food for the Summer program is dedicated to providing local children with lunches during the summer months. Last year, the Food for the Summer program provided 48,000 lunches to children in the community who rely on school lunches for their daily nutrition and who may not have access to a meal for lunch in the summer months.  Over 650 volunteers provided children, ages one to eighteen, with a meal prepared by city school employees at 13 different open sites. “If kids are hungry during...

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Hometown Hero: Lorie Clark

Lorie Clark has been the high school specialist for Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate since early 2002. As service advisory to the Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute and the Minority Student Achievement Network, she’s been striving for years to help students of color reach their full potential within our school systems. As this week’s Hometown Hero, we’d like to shine some light on the work she does, both with Blue Ribbon and otherwise. “Blue Ribbon was created in 1995 in order to help close the achievement gap,” said Clark. “The Blue Ribbon task force was created to take a look at some of...

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Orientation to Graduation: Austin Helms Book Signing Today

Austin Helms, a former Kenan-Flagler student, graduated from UNC in 2016. During his time at Carolina he recorded his experiences in what would eventually become his book, “Orientation to Graduation.” The book is a first-hand real-time account of Helms’ college experience, and offers his insight into “making the most” of everything that a traditional college experience has to offer to a student willing to put themselves out there and work to make their time in college something special. Featuring chapters with guidelines for maintaining mental health, setting goals, studying abroad, exams, parties, internships and jobs after college (among other...

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