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Foster Youth and Education
by: Calista Wickert This spring, the Center for Family and Community Engagement employed two NC State MSW students, Stephanie Batchelor and Olivia Reeser, and one Campbell law student, Magen Kite, to research methods for increasing the educational stability of youth in foster care. [...]
Successful Five-Year Review!
The Center for Family and Community Engagement celebrated its five-year anniversary by successfully completing a university-required comprehensive evaluation. [...]
The Center's Claudia Kearney Receives an NCSU Award for Excellence
The center's Claudia Kearney is one of only five employees to receive a University Award for Excellence in 2014. She was lauded for providing outreach and training to all of North Carolina's 100 counties. [...]
Family Group Decision Making
Our center is deeply rooted in family group decision making. The director, Dr. Joan Pennell, originally coined this term to refer to putting families at the center of making plans over their lives. [...]


Our mission is to advance
safe, healthy, and productive families and communities.

What we do:

Local/Global Partnerships
Professional Training
Interdisciplinary Research

What we focus on:

Family Engagement
Youth Leadership
Health & Wellbeing