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Nonprofit Spotlight: Democracy NC

Our Mission

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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Virtual Volunteering | A New Way to Lend a Helping Hand

This article was originally published in the Idealistas Blog on June 25, 2021.

COVID-19 transformed everything, including the way we manage our daily activities and livelihood. We were forced to reprogram our daily lives and achieve personal goals with limited …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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‘We are tenacious’: The first-generation, low-income student experience at Duke

By Shannon Fang in the Duke Chronicle

What does it mean to be a first-generation, low-income student at Duke? Many feel anomalous, hidden and two steps behind. But more overwhelmingly, members of the first-generation, low-income community say they are tenacious, …

By Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
Megan Wilson (she, her, hers) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach
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I’m First

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or …

By Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
Megan Wilson (she, her, hers) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach
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Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community

In this article, FaceBook outlines its support and advocacy support for Asian and Pacific Islander populations.  

By Megan Wilson (she, her, hers)
Megan Wilson (she, her, hers) Associate Director, Communications and Outreach
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