Community Engagement


In the School of Education (SOE), community engagement is the foundation supporting not only our enduring real-world impact, but also the extraordinary educational experience for our students.

This starts with building extensive connections between local schools, libraries, and community organizations and our faculty, alumni, and partners. These relationships both enhance our students’ learning experience and help build vital professional networks – they foster a diverse community of voices championing equity-focused goals and impactful outcomes.

Through these associations, we have cultivated a transformative learning environment that extends far beyond the walls of any classroom. Our Students benefit from extensive experiential learning opportunities working directly alongside community partners to build invaluable relationships and translate their academic knowledge into real-world applications.

The results is an all-hands effort to work collaboratively and equitably and support students as they engage with the most pressing needs facing our region, state, and country.

In fact, SOE faculty and students donated nearly 300,000 service hours in the last year alone. Through these efforts we have introduced innovative programs to children, families, teachers, schools, and community organizations across North Carolina.

You can learn more about a few of the innovative programs and organizations that help make up that mission below.

Gate City Writes National Day of Writing

Piedmont Triad Education Consortium

A collaboration involving local K-12 school districts and UNC Greensboro designed to provide professional growth opportunities for educators.

Moss Street Partnership School

A one-of-a kind elementary school integrating innovative practices, operated in partnership with the SOE.

Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) during a class at UNCG's School of Education building


Developing strong, sustainable leadership pipelines for high-needs and rural school districts in North Carolina.

Dr. Heidi Carlone and students

STEM- Teacher Leader Collaborative (TLC)

A collaborative support network for elementary STEM teachers in high-needs schools across the Piedmont Triad.

Gate City Writes

Connecting research in writing education to classrooms by engaging K-12 educators and students with university faculty in a collaborative writing community.