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Western North Carolina Start with Equity ECE

The Dogwood Health Trust (DHT) Education Strategic Priorities seek to ensure that every child in Western North Carolina has access to early education with nurturing, well-prepared caregivers to prepare them for school and life success. The four goals to meet this outcome include launching landscape studies, improving the early care and education ecosystem, improving K-12 education, and supporting higher education career readiness. The Equity Research Action Coalition at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will engage in three related strands of work to support DHT’s Education Strategic Priorities. The first strand is engagement in the convening of DHT’s RFP Education Strategy launch, and the second strand is thought and data leadership in an equity-centered academy, followed by an equity-centered report.


Funding Agency:  

Dogwood Health Trust

Funding Period:  

09/01/2022 to 08/31/2024

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Iheoma U. Iruka, Principal Investigator
Alana L. Evans, Account Manager
Sharron Hunter-Rainey, Managing Director
Milton Suggs, Data Scientist