Also known as “Freedom Day,”Juneteenth is a uniquely American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement that slavery would be abolished in Texas. North Carolina joins in the celebration of this National holiday and commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederacy.   2023 Juneteenth Event Calendar       Instagram: […]

The voter registration deadline is October 14, 2022, for general elections taking place on November 8, 2022. (After October 14, 2022, only same-day registration during one-stop early voting is available.) In North Carolina, the civilian voter registration deadline is 25 days before Election Day. Find additional information at Voter Registration Deadlines. If you miss the registration deadline, you may be […]

The N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) plans to launch the application for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) program on Monday, May 2, 2022, with changes to the program’s eligibility criteria allowing many additional businesses to qualify for these grants.  BRG will issue a payment to an eligible North Carolina business that suffered […]

Summer internships offer a crucial pathway to future employment for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. However, the universality of unpaid internships in the nonprofit sector create financial hurdles for students to participate in experiential learning. In an effort to diversify the pool of young nonprofit professionals in North Carolina, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation […]

Students at the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will have the opportunity to learn and earn this summer through a 10-week paid summer internship within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program will expose, engage and educate students through real-world experience within divisions of NCDNCR. The internships may be at […]

Are you unable to leave home and get your vaccine? To slow the spread of COVID-19 and help North Carolinians protect their communities and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces a statewide initiative to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to people who stay at home because of limited mobility. NCDHHS […]

It has never been easier or faster to get tested for COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have COVID-19, you should get tested. Below are ways to go about getting a COVID-19 test.   Option 1: NO-COST Community Testing Event Finder There are no-cost community testing events across the […]

Artist Support Grants (previously called Professional Development Grants and Regional Artist Project Grants) fund professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artist Support Grants support a broad range of talented artists in the disciplines of visual arts, performing arts, literary […]

  The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free or reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19 because students are learning virtually, outside of brick-and-mortar schools. The school year 2020-2021 extension of P-EBT benefits has some changes to meet the USDA requirements. Please review […]

Outdoor films at the NCMA are back! Come experience big-screen movie magic under the stars at the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park. This summer enjoy movies and musicals that will make you nostalgic for decades past. Let yourself be transported back in time to the moment you first experienced these classic […]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids across North Carolina. The program is similar to the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, except meals are free to all kids that come to a registered summer meals site. The NC Department of Public Instruction manages the program in North Carolina. Additional […]

NC By Train is welcoming you and spring by offering 50% off coach fares during April for travel within North Carolina! With 8 daily trains and nine stations, there is a schedule for you. Travel with peace of mind as masks are required, there’s plenty of room to social distance, plus enhanced cleaning is happening […]