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Building a Legacy in the Community. The Response from NCA&TSU NCA&TSU currently has more than 300 active research and community development projects.

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1 Building a Legacy in the Community

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3 The Response from NCA&TSU NCA&TSU currently has more than 300 active research and community development projects operating throughout the community we serve. Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology Computational Science & Engineering Information Sciences & Technology Energy & Environment Logistics & Transportation Biotechnology & Bio Science Public Health Leadership & Community Development The universitys primary vehicle for implementation of public service activities as well as community and economic development is the Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED).

4 Leadership & Community Development Collaborations US Department of Housing and Urban Development US Department of Education US Department of Agriculture National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education UNC Office of the President W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Science Foundation NASA Moses Cone Foundation The LCD Cluster brings together faculty and staff from all academic units to engage in research and activities focused on building and strengthening the community.

5 The Department of Construction Management – Office of Sponsored Programs Engage and develop the local leadership of Southeast Greensboro Create opportunities for home ownership among LMI families Repair and maintenance of owner occupied homes in low-income neighborhoods Low Income Housing Development Educational opportunities and vocational skill training that improves educational attainment and increase employability Develop and expand minority owned businesses in the target area HUD/HBCU Funding $300, $366, $466, $475, $548, $589, $598,624 Total - $3,342,377

6 Housing Repair & Maintenance East Market Street Development Corporation SAFE WARM DRY Habitat for Humanity Home Depot Faith Based Organizations used to recruit over 70 volunteers and donate building materials NCATSU Department of Construction Management & OSP HUD/HBCU Dollars used to remove blight Student Involvement Community Pride

7 Since 2004 – HUD HBCU Funds have been used to Rehab 20 homes in the East Market Street Corridor

8 Minority Enterprise Training & Development Enroll 20 individuals from the target area in a business development program Provide business plan assistance Improve business practices among small/minority businesses in the target area through business management training Increase earning potential through counseling and technical assistance At least five Minority owned businesses will be stabilized through the services provided by a business incubator

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10 Participating Businesses Include: Spa Creations Maternal Instincts Five Star Events Studio 10 Greener Acres Unwind Productions Pippen Heating & Air Sweet Dreams – Fine Linens BJ Realty & Assoc. Write More Publishing Four Non-Profits Three Internet Based Business An Adult Day Care One Group Home

11 BEST Incubator for Minorities

12 Partnerships at Work Advanced Energy Corporation Greater Greensboro Builders Advanced Energy Corporation Greater Greensboro Builders Job Link City of Greensboro East Market Street CDC City of Greensboro East Market Street CDC SBA Greensboro Housing Authority Greensboro Housing Authority Josephs House Inc. The Womens Resource Center Greensboro Life-Skills Center The Womens Resource Center Greensboro Life-Skills Center Welfare Reform Liaison Project Inc. Wilson Wealth Management Welfare Reform Liaison Project Inc. Wilson Wealth Management Department of Social Services Department of Social Services Guilford Technical Community College Guilford Technical Community College NCA&TSU School of Technology NCA&TSU School of Technology NCA&TSU Community Support Team NCA&TSU Community Support Team NCA&TSU School of Business - Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurs & E-Business NCA&TSU School of Business - Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurs & E-Business WO9 Enterprises WO9 Enterprises Leveraged Dollars and In-Kind : $1.6 Million

13 Results 2006 – 51 Low-to-Moderate Income Families received up to $3,000 down payment assistance 2006 At least 42 previously unemployed Greensboro residents obtain FT employment through various partnerships Construction of a 2,200 square foot Community Center to reestablish displaced business after Hurricane Floyd Four Telecommunication Facilities placed in underserved communities and over 700 residents served Twenty-three young adults earned their GED and were placed in full-time employment or pursued post-secondary education degrees Real Property donated to NCA&TSU for community development in Southeast Greensboro Improved living conditions for more than 50 people though home repair To date over 3,500 LMI families in Southeast Greensboro have been empowered through vocational programs, education and housing initiatives, parenting programs, business development and job placement assistance

14 The Future Increase the number of minority sub-contractors and skilled laborers through vocational skills and business development programs Assist in the renovation of a transitional living facility for homeless high school students Development of LMI housing in the target area Increase the number of businesses in the BEST Incubator from 5 to 11 minority owned business Diversify funding sources

15 Aggie Pride


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