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Making the Work Possible

The North Carolina State Board of Education and Office of the Governor, in partnership with former state superintendent Mike Ward and local school districts, launched the North Carolina Education Corps to accelerate learning recovery. The Mebane Foundation, C.D.Spangler Foundation and SECU Foundation provided essential early investments to ensure the success of this critical effort.

A Community-Wide Effort


Leaders Elevating Potential

Launched in September 2020, North Carolina Education Corps is now an independent nonprofit. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Ward serves as the chair of the bipartisan Board of Directors. Our Board of Advisors continues to guide our work.

  • Governor Jim Hunt, Honorary Co-Chair
  • Governor Jim Martin, Honorary Co-Chair
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  • Susanna Cerrato
  • Rep. Ashton Clemmons
  • Caroline Farmer*
  • James Ford**
  • Peter Hans
  • Tyronna Hooker
  • Craig Horn*
  • Anthony Jackson*
  • Susan Jamison*
  • Phil Kirk
  • Sen. Michael Lee
  • Steven Pearson
  • MariaRosa Rangel*
  • Munro Richardson
  • Lee Roberts
  • Deanna Townsend-Smith**
  • Thomas Stith
  • Catherine Truitt*
  • Mike Ward*
  • Hope Williams

*Denotes individuals who also serve on the Board of Directors
** Denotes North Carolina State Board of Education liaisons to the Board of Advisors

Our 2023-2024 Goals:

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1000+ Corps Members


100+ PSUs


1 – 3 Corps Members
per Elementary School