Community and Civic Engagement leaders present at national conference

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Poteet, Jacobs
Christie Poteet, left, Sandy Jacobs

UNC Pembroke’s Office for Community and Civic Engagement leadership team recently presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Region III Summer Symposium in New Orleans.

The symposium was held June 10-13.

Director Christie Poteet and Sandy Jacobs, associate director for Service Learning, addressed hunger and homelessness on college campuses.

Poteet and Jacobs discussed methods UNC Pembroke utilizes in assessing hunger and homelessness on campus, and the ways in which these needs are addressed. Among the avenues to which these items are navigated at UNC Pembroke are the CARE Resource Center and Emergency Shelter Program. Though many campuses are beginning to adopt similar programs to address hunger, the Emergency Shelter Program is the only one of its kind in the region.

During the 2017-2018 academic year at UNC Pembroke, the CARE Resource Center had over 2,500 visits to the food pantry. Since its inception in August 2016, the shelter program has served 12 students.