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Sep 29, 2020

CFACE Co-Sponsoring North Carolina 2020 U.S. Senate Race Town Hall

EDIT: Due to a scheduling conflict, this town hall has been postponed. We are working to reschedule it and will post details as soon as they are available. We apologize for the late notice. Thank you to everyone who had signed on to participate or planned to join us via the livestream! Our mission at the… 

Sep 2, 2020

Day of Giving 2020

Day of Giving is an annual fundraising event typically hosted by the university in the month of March. However, the 2020 event was rescheduled due to COVID-19, and will now take place on September 16th. This year’s theme, “Stronger as a Pack” recognizes the ongoing challenges our community faces regarding the pandemic, racial injustice and… 

Jul 23, 2020

Center Spotlight: Dr. Samantha Zottola

This month we are excited to announce that Dr. Samantha Zottola has transitioned into a new role with the Center as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar! Dr. Zottola has worked for the Center since August 2018 engaging with community partners to work toward bail reform. Her work has primarily focused on supporting CFACE’s extensive research efforts.… 

Impactful Students During COVID-19

Jul 23, 2020

Meet Our Impactful Students

Here at the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE), students play an essential role in many of our projects, service and research. CFACE relies on graduate students from a variety of disciplines such as Social Work, Psychology, and Communication to support our family, community and academic partnerships. During their time with CFACE, graduate students… 

Jul 13, 2020

Center Spotlight: Dr. Emily (Lefebvre) Smith

This month we are excited to announce that Dr. Emily (Lefebvre) Smith has transitioned into a new role with the Center as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar! Dr. Smith is a recent graduate of the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program and began working with the Center in June 2017. During her time at the Center her work… 

Dr. Brookins talking at a podium

Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Kwesi Craig Brookins Serving as Temporary Acting Director of CFACE

Starting in July Dr. Sarah Desmarais will be taking a six-month scholarly leave to further the incredible community-engaged research she has been doing. Dr. Desmarais, a Professor in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology Program since 2012, took on the Center leadership role July 1, 2018, following the retirement of founding CFACE director Joan Pennell.… 

Jun 19, 2020

Our Commitment to Racial Justice

As an engaged university center, we learn from families and communities, and with them, we create and inform practice, policy, and knowledge.    The COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd and too many other Black people has laid bare the deeply rooted racial disparities in our country. Our hearts break for the families and… 

headshot of Craig (Kwesi) Brookins

Jun 15, 2020

CFACE Names Acting Director

Craig (Kwesi) Brookins will lead NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement as acting director from July 1 - December 31, 2020. 

Laptop with CFACE logo on screen

Apr 17, 2020

Transition to Online Trainings

For many, the current COVID-19 epidemic has altered professional life. With stay-at-home orders and social distancing regulations in place many organizations are making the transition to conduct business online. The Center for Family and Community Engagement has a long and successful history of embracing both online and in-person formats for trainings, meetings and other key… 

Woman soldier reunited with her son on a sunny day

Jan 17, 2020

Grant Awarded to Military Health & Well-Being Project

The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was awarded to Dr. Sarah Desmarais and Dr. Sam Cacace for their project exploring the health and well-being of military service members and veterans in the United States. The $15,000 grant will support their work creating a large national database of psychosocial factors related to service member’s health and…