Welcome to the SERVE Center! While you may have been led to SERVE because of our history and experience, I hope you will stay connected as a result of the collaborative partnerships we establish in meeting the needs of your students, families, organizations, or communities. We believe that education prospers in innovative communities where leaders and organizations work together to nurture and inspire all students and the educators who serve them.
Somewhat unique to SERVE, our professionals include researchers and evaluators who have specialized in high school reform, rural schools, urban schools, the education of highly mobile students, school and district improvement, community organizations, and nonprofits. Additionally, our staff include former teachers, principals, district administrators, State coordinators…and so much more. For a sampling of our work, please enjoy a few of our recently published stories to the right.
We respect the expertise and experience of our clients and work with them to develop customized services to meet their needs, while always maintaining the highest standards of quality. Whether you are planning the initial phase of your project, working to scale up your efforts, or in need of a systems overhaul, I encourage you to reach out to our team at SERVE!
The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina is home to both the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and the North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP). The programs provide technical assistance to state and local agencies in complying with the McKinney-Vento Act that ensures free, appropriate, public educational opportunities for homeless children and youth. Read the article, “A light in the dark”, in uncg research. (Article found on pages 17-19).
This article describes a lottery-based experimental design supplemented by qualitative data to examine college readiness within an innovative high school setting: early college high schools.
Results show that early college students are more likely to have successfully completed the courses they need for entrance into college and that early college students also graduated from high school at a higher rate. Read the article in the NASSP Bulletin.