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CFFACE Feature

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… 

Raisa Mathies armed stretched wide

May 20, 2019

Center Spotlight: Raisa Mathies

Meet Raisa Mathies! Raisa is the Center for Family and Community Engagement’s Masters of Social Work Intern. She is currently earning her Masters of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and has worked for the Center since August 2018. She is an incredible asset to our organization and deserves some recognition! Raisa’s primary… 

Michelle White with Dog Evie

May 13, 2019

Center Spotlight: Michelle White

It’s time for another look into our organization and the wonderful people that make up the Center for Family and Community Engagement! Meet Michelle White, one of our amazing Graduate Research Assistants. Michelle is currently earning her Masters/Specialist Degree in School Psychology from North Carolina State University. She has worked with the Center from the… 

Woman soldier reunited with her son on a sunny day

May 10, 2019

Military and Veteran Needs in North Carolina: An On-Going Project

A recent project spearheaded by Dr. Sam Cacace of North Carolina State University’s Center for Family and Community Engagement seeks to understand, assess, and promote the needs of active military and veterans in North Carolina. The primary objective of this project is to form a picture of needs for military service members, veterans, families, and… 

Sarah presenting at the Networking Alliance

Apr 26, 2019

The Networking Alliance: A Look Inside Our Organization

The Networking Alliance is the Center for Family and Community Engagement’s advisory council. Members of this council are appointed by the Center director and serve two-year terms. Members are from family and youth groups, community organizations, public agencies, and universities. The Networking Alliance provides guidance to the Center based on their knowledge, experience, and ethical… 

Cindy wins FACEY award

Apr 19, 2019

CFFACE SPOTLIGHT: Cindy Wooden Wins First-Ever Facey Award!

The Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFFACE) is continuously looking for new ways to encourage and showcase our incredible staff. The Facey Award was designed to do just that! The Faceys are the Center’s semi-annual award ceremony dedicated to highlighting the exceptional efforts of our staff. Starting in the spring of 2019, this award… 

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… 

SOAR logo

Mar 20, 2019

Cumberland County SOAR is a strong example of a North Carolina Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Planning (CBCAPP) model making an impact

SOAR, which stands for Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency, is a committee comprised of over 40 major county agency stakeholders, dedicated family members, professionals, and community partners who have been working together for over 5 years to come together to reduce child maltreatment in their county. In 2016, PCANC (Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina)… 

Hands holding small flags

Mar 8, 2019

Join Us For A Community Cafe!

Help your community help you. North Carolina State University’s Center for Family and Community Engagement in association with NCServes, CHAMP, and Team Red White and Blue is looking to bring together members of our military community as well military and veteran-serving organizations to discuss how to improve the well-being of our military community as a…