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Nov 11, 2020

Roundtable Discussions: Racial Justice in America

We are excited to share that the Center for Family and Community’s Engagement’s Racial Justice Panel video is now available for viewing! This collaboration with university and community partners on important and timely topics related to racial injustice can be found by clicking here.  Kristin Bradford, the Center’s Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist, served as… 

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… 

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.… 

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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… 

Jessica at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

Jan 27, 2020

Center Spotlight: Jessica Barker!

This Monday’s Center spotlight is on one of our communication specialists, Jessica Barker! Jessica is currently working towards her Masters of Science in Communication degree, which she is expected to receive this coming May. In addition to being a graduate student and communication specialist for the Center, Jessica is also a graduate teaching assistant for… 

Jan 10, 2020

CFACE Awards Staff Member and Student

Facey Award In case you missed it last year, the Faceys are the Center’s semi-annual award ceremony dedicated to highlighting the exceptional efforts of our staff. All CFACE employees participate in nominating one another, and the winner is chosen by a committee of randomly selected CFACE staff members. This award is given out during our… 

Mom and daughter with super hero outfit on. Child is on mother's back.

Nov 15, 2019

The Family Leadership Model

Latest Update: CFACE program staff continue to support development and evaluation of the North Carolina Child Welfare Family Leadership Model. Designed to engage child welfare families in policy, program, and practice discussions, the model supports collaboration and partnerships between families and child welfare leadership at the county and state levels. CFACE provides infrastructure and leadership… 

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Jul 19, 2019

Connect With Us Online: @cfacencstate

We are delighted to announce that we are now on FOUR social media platforms! Now you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We are incredibly grateful to you, our audience, for regularly engaging with us online. We hope you will join us on multiple platforms and continue your support.  Also, if… 

May 21, 2018

Faculty Partner Featured in NC State Research Magazine

Our faculty partner, Dr. Sarah L. Desmarais, was being featured in the latest issue of NC State's Results magazine titled "Unlocking the Mind." Dr. Desmarais serves as the incoming Principal Investigator for the Family Centered Practice Project at CFFACE and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NCSU.  

Jun 6, 2017

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families.