The state of North Carolina faces substantive challenges during this time of remarkable growth. We believe that there is nothing wrong with our state that can not be saved by our people, together.
North Carolina is among the five worst states for hunger.
1 in 5 North Carolinians are food insecure and 27% of our children are food insecure.
In 2013, 1.1 million North Carolinians were served by a food bank.
1 in 5 North Carolinians are touched by poverty.
We are the 10th poorest state in the country.
We are guided by jamie's values:
Love: A passion for people, for our work, and for improving our community.
Humility: Leading by action and example, with integrity and sincerity.
Public Service: Devoted to social justice, dedicated to public service, and determined to lift up all in her community.
An active and diverse network of emerging leaders equipped to change their communities - an army of Jamies.
To convene, connect, and develop the next generation of emerging leaders and solutions.
We believe that in order to solve our challenges, we must begin by investing in individuals and emerging solutions.
We invest in individuals who seek to lead the way in their community - even if they do not yet know they are leaders. After all, a single man or woman might come up with an answer for persistent poverty, malnutrition, or how to turn around a school. That individual might lead the way for an entire coalition of changemakers who would transform our state if only we connect them.