B - Educational

Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning

In 2001, the camp formally reorganized itself as a non-profit organization under the name “The Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning.” As well as being able to pursue grant and scholarship money with the non-profit status, the new name reflected a different emphasis. There are many programs now that serve gifted children. But AICL is not merely a pre-college academic booster shot. Instead, what AICL does is to create an environment in which it’s safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of one’s competence.

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Renaissance West Community Initiative is a non-profit organization coordinating the education and services continuum of the former Boulevard Homes public housing site into a vibrant, village called Renaissance. The initiative uses a holistic community redevelopment approach, focusing on multiple critical factors, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, health and wellness services and commercial investment.

STEP (Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership)

Mission Statement: We will work to improve education of all students in the NC counties of Nash and Edgecombe by facilitating collaboration by all groups involved and interested in public education.
Our priority goals:
1. Build the Talent Pipeline. Ensure that young people in Edgecombe and Nash Counties are exposed to and fully prepared for the 21st century jobs that our region offers.
2. Sustainability. Secure ongoing philanthropic, corporate and public financial support so that STEP is self sustaining.

Eastern National

Eastern National promotes the public's understanding and support of America's national parks and other public trust partners by providing quality educational experiences, products, and services.