NC Education Partners

In 2014, the Public School Forum of North Carolina re-launched its ongoing initiative to connect local business-education partnerships across the state. The group, NC Education Partners (formerly NC Partners), provides a platform for information and best practice sharing, while creating opportunities for collaboration and joint capacity-building initiatives. As participants, partnerships are given the opportunity to discuss what is happening in their communities, their efforts to support local school systems, and ways they could work together to advance public education in North Carolina. The Public School Forum serves as the convener of this group and provides expertise in state level education legislation and education research.

The overall goal of NC Education Partners is to promote and support the network of education organizations across our state that are working in their communities to bring business leaders, elected officials, educators and non-profits together to support their local public schools. This concept was first created by the Forum in 1995 with the original NC Partners.

All local business-education partnerships in North Carolina are invited to join the NC Education Partners. The group meets quarterly, through both in-person and virtual meetings. For additional information or to be added to the NC Education Partners listserve, contact Lauren Bock, Director of Policy & Programs, at For a current list of the NC Education Partners, see below:

North Carolina Education Partners

Alamance Citizens for Education
Asheville City Schools Foundation
Buncombe County Schools Foundation
Cabarrus County Education Foundation
Cabarrus Partnership for Children
Caldwell Education Foundation
Carteret County Public School Foundation
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation
Chatham Education Foundation
Dare Education Foundation
Davidson County Education Foundation
Davie Community Foundation
Duplin County Educational Foundation
Durham Public Schools Foundation
East Wake Education Foundation
Forsyth Education Partnership
Granville Education Foundation
Guilford Education Alliance
Haywood County Schools Foundation
Henderson County Education Foundation
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro
Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Johnston County Education Foundation
Lee County Education Foundation
Lenoir County Education Foundation
Moore County Public Education Foundation
Perquimans County Schools Foundation
Pitt County Educational Foundation
Reidsville Area Foundation
Rockingham County Education Foundation
Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation
STEP, Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership
Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation
Union County Education Foundation
Wake Education Partnership
Wilson Education Partnership

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