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Jun 5, 2019

Way to go to our community partner Carmelita Coleman!

Way to go Carmelita Coleman! One of the Center for Family and Community Engagement’s community partners, Carmelita Coleman, will be a featured artist for the exhibit “The Story of Foster Care” by the Empty Frames Initiative. The exhibit will display a combination of both written and visual artwork. The photographic and written pieces of narrative… 

May 30, 2019

Center Staff Attend Annual SHIFT NC Conference

The 2019 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health hosted by Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens of North Carolina (SHIFT NC) was held May 15 – 17 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year’s theme was “Diving Below the Surface: Exploring the Depths of Adolescent Sexual Health.” Raisa Mathies, Reina Evans, and Michelle White (pictured above) represented… 

Claudia Kearny EOI

May 22, 2019

Way To Go, Claudia Kearney!

The Center for Family and Community Engagement would like to highlight one of our incredibly talented staff members, Ms. Claudia Kearney, for her recent accomplishments. Ms. Kearney joined the Center in 2009 and has been an invaluable asset to our organization. Her primary work experience includes domestic violence advocacy and counseling, family group decision making… 

Dr. Joan Pennell at a Conference in Taiwan

Apr 15, 2019

CFFACE Spotlight: What has Dr. Joan Pennell been up to since retirement?

Dr. Joan Pennell became the founding director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFFACE) in 2008, and served in this capacity until her retirement in 2018. She is currently a Professor Emerita of Social Work at North Carolina State University. Although retired, Dr. Pennell has maintained an active role with CFFACE through her… 

Sarah Desmarais

Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Sarah Desmarais discusses the value of pre-trial risk assessment tools

Our Center Director, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, appeared on the Abolishing Money Bail panel at the Race + Justice San Francisco event put on by The Atlantic Live last week. During the panel, Dr. Desmarais talks about the value of pre-trial risk assessment tools in reducing bias in human decision-making. You can see the recording… 

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Oct 15, 2018

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be hosting a second Domestic Violence Forum. We have an excellent guest speaker this month, Bea Cote’, LCSW, LMFT, Founder and Executive Director of IMPACT LLC. Bea has worked solely with abusers for close to 20 years. Bea will talk about the importance of making informed decisions, about… 

Aug 7, 2018

Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement

Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement. 

Jul 11, 2018

FFTA 32nd Annual Conference Workshop

Our workshop, "Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Foster Care" had over 50 people from across the nation. 

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Jun 27, 2018

July Brings Great New Training Opportunities with the Center

Great certificate-bearing learning opportunities with the center. 

Jun 13, 2018

Center Staff Win Awards

Two staff members were recently recognized for their contributions to the center and the university. Alicia Light, our Instructional Design Technologist, won the University’s Award for Excellence  at the college level and Cindy Wooden, our Project Administrator, received the Pride of the Wolfpack award.   Alicia’s nomination highlighted “her excellence as a team member for…