• Important Announcements 

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline Chat is a service of the 988 Suicide Crisis Lifeline connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat, 24/7 across the U.S.

    988 Lifeline

  • Volunteer Opportunites (Be sure to record your hours on your IECHS Volunteer Log)

    KidsFest Spooktacular Event

    October 16th:  KidsFest Spooktacular Event:  Sign up here: https://bit.ly/BooFest22

    REC Time Volunteering 

    Check out REC Time offerings to see when and how you can earn volunteer hours! 
    Love a Sea TurtleVisit the Love a Sea Turtle website to find a variety of opportunities to volunteer. 


    Make a Difference Today! Click this link to learn about volunteer opportunities in Pitt County. 

    Find unique, exciting, and educational opportunities for social change in your area. 


  • Cooperative Leadership Camp

    Cooperative Leadership Camp is a five-day overnight camp program hosted by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina. High School Students from all parts of the state are sponsored to attend for free by a local cooperative or supporting organization.
    Please click the link below for more information.


    Youth Arts Program

    Emerge Gallery & Art Center is seeking youth participants between the ages 8 - 17 who show interest in the arts or could benefit from a positive free art program, the Youth Public Arts Project. 
    The Youth Public Arts Project is a free outreach program that meets bi-monthly on Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The program provides arts and musical education that has a positive impact on our community. It allows participants to express themselves through artwork, and to build teamwork, social, and interpersonal skills through the arts. The participants work with professional artists and musicians to create various public art projects and learn about the rich heritage of African American Music.
    Youth ArtsYouth Arts

    86 Hunger

    86Hunger (formerly BackPack Buddies) applications are available in Ms. Putney’s office. This program will provide food and snacks to students over the weekend. If you would like an application, pick one up from Ms. Putney or email Ms. Putney and she will get it to you.

    Citizen U

    Citizen U is a virtual workshop series designed to educate students about how to be responsible, engaged citizens and to inspire them to be involved in their communities and our democracy. If you are interested in Citizen U please sign up via engage and let Ms.Houston know.  https://ecu.campuslabs.com/engage/events?query=citizen%20u

    Citizen U




  • Career Exploration Resources

  • The Connector Podcast: Connecting Workers to the Workforce

    In Episode One, host and IEI Interim Director Sarah Langer Hall speaks with IEI Practitioner in Residence Philip Cooper and Vitrelle Hospitality General Manager Scott Kirschner about the labor shortage and effective ways to connect underrepresented workers to the workforce.

    This and upcoming episodes of The Connector will offer a sneak peak into the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, Talent First Economics

    IEI’s The Connector podcast explores connections being made across sectors, regions and perspectives resulting in a more vibrant and prosperous North Carolina.

    Click here for the episode. 

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