Our State Our Work
Our State, Our Work is the first program of Carolina Across 100. Through this two-year initiative, 13 teams representing 37 counties serve as statewide leaders are collaborating to connect young adults to living wage employment opportunities. Our State, Our Work held a Statewide Summit on Re-engaging Opportunity Youth on November 29, 2023. Teams continue to collaborate as they strive toward their goal of reaching 6,400 Opportunity Youth by 2025.
Our State, Our Wellbeing
Our State, Our Wellbeing is the second program of Carolina Across 100. Through this 12-month initiative, led in partnership with the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, 15 teams from 24 counties are partnering to identify and implement strategies to improve mental health and reduce the number of suicides in North Carolina.
Tar Heel Bus Tour Grants
The Tar Heel Bus Tour Grants program is the third program of Carolina Across 100, encouraging participants to build on and maintain their connections across North Carolina by developing projects that address issues and needs in partnership with communities throughout the state. In 2023, Carolina Across 100 partnered with UNC Rural to offer $100,000 in funding, awarded to 14 campus-community partnerships. In 2024, an additional $50,000 is available to 2023 Tar Heel Bus Tour participants. Applications are due by March 28, 2024.
Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative
The Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative is the fourth program of Carolina Across 100. Through grant funding to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Carolina Across 100 will help launch a third rural pharmacy hub at the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, North Carolina. The School’s Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative will reach 18 counties in total. The grant enables the School to extend its reach to people in medically underserved communities across North Carolina in collaboration with community partners.