Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships Conference
Friday January 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Interested in supporting rural communities? Mark your calendar for Friday, Jan. 24!
The Carolina Center for Public Service and the Provost Initiative on Rural Engagement and Partnerships at UNC-Chapel Hill are hosting a day-long conference called Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships.
This conference will bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and UNC-Chapel Hill to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Dorian Burton, the chief program officer and assistant executive director at the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Conference breakout sessions, each highlighting a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and a rural community, will include topics like:
• Developing Peer Support for NC Farm Families for Rural Resiliency and Suicide Prevention
• Cultural Heritage Tourism Starts with a Story: A Collaborative Effort Between UNC Libraries and the Town of Navassa
• PFAS in Maysville: How a Multi-University Drinking Water Research Project Allowed Maysville to Protect the Public Health of Its Residents
• Mores that Matter: Five Don’ts When Working in Rural Communities
This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the transformative community-based work happening throughout rural North Carolina in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill.
Register by Jan. 10! Click HERE for registration info.