13 teams representing 37 counties serve as
statewide leaders with “Our State, Our Work”

Carolina Across 100 was proud to partner on the Our State, Our Work initiative with these 13 teams, made up of business, civic, education, nonprofit, faith-based, and government entities. These 13 cross-sector teams represent 37 counties across the state. Each team is receiving a variety of supports from the University, all aimed at connecting North Carolina’s young adults to jobs that pay a living wage. The teams are numbered from West to East on the map below.

Click on each team’s tile to learn more about their team, their experience in the OSOW program, and their goals as they look to sustain their progress.

Opportunity for Impact

“Our State, Our Work” community collaboratives are serving as statewide leaders in implementing positive strategies to significantly expand and deepen education and employment pathways for Opportunity Youth. They are piloting practices that will benefit communities across North Carolina.

These teams represent 37 counties from the mountains to the coast and are home to nearly 40% of our state’s population of Opportunity Youth.

Counties participating in Our State, Our Work make up more than a third of our state's 100 counties
Counties participating in Our State, Our Work are home to nearly 40% of North Carolina's Opportunity Youth population

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Why This Work?

Why the focus of this first program is on connecting young adults to living wage employment opportunities.

Meeting Them Where They Are

How Carolina Across 100 will support this population

Stories of Thriving from Across NC

The supports and programs that have empowered youth across the state to thrive

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