Carolina Across 100 will focus on cohorts of communities that come together to work on common challenges. This five-year initiative will bring people together in communities from different sectors, geographic boundaries, and perspectives to tackle the most pressing challenges. The University will contribute broad-based interdisciplinary teams of faculty, staff and students to support community goals. 

The School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative will coordinate this effort, providing an effective model. In 2018, ncIMPACT extended an invitation to North Carolinians to engage in a two-year peer learning effort to support an emergent community crisis. As a result, the Opioid Response Project touched ten communities, representing 16 counties. The School offered each team targeted support and lent expertise and evidence-based strategies for productive collaboration. 

Carolina Across 100 will facilitate development and peer learning across communities requesting support. Teamwork will help local collaborators learn from each other and their University partners. Results and success stories resulting from Carolina Across 100 will be published for all communities to access. 

Learn more about the work of ncIMPACT, providing information and data to policymakers in local and state governments to inform decision-making.