B - Educational

North Carolina Science Fair Foundation

The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF) is a not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to increase the awareness of, exposure to, and participation in inquiry-based science learning. NCSFF promotes science and engineering research by elementary, middle, and high school students and partners with teachers to integrate student scientific research into science education, both formal and informal. NCSFF works to increase diversity and engagement of underrepresented student populations in science and engineering research.

Southern Dharma Retreat Center

Southern Dharma is dedicated to promoting human flourishing.

Our Mission is to:

Provide a place of refuge and a sacred container for spiritual practices of Noble Silence, meditation, reflection, and mindful awareness
Provide practitioners from all backgrounds and at all levels, from beginner to advanced, with inspirational teachings and practices from Buddhist and related traditions
Serve as a resource for groups, teachers, and practitioners in the Southeast

Village of Wisdom

Mission We are dedicated to supporting the parents of Black children in the fight against individual, institutional, and systemic racial bias in the education system. We do this by:

● Organizing trainings for Black parents that center their experience and knowledge, provide tools for protecting the self-image of their child(ren), and build a community of trust and support

● Providing one-on-one strengths-based advocacy coaching for parents to support their children as they navigate the landscape of racial bias