The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro provides high quality research, evaluation, and customized support that drives positive educational outcomes for all learners. Permeating everything we do is our commitment to engaging collaboratively with our clients to do high quality, important and useful work.
Our research efforts include everything from large scale experimental studies to small scale qualitative work on topics ranging from early childhood to high school reform. We conduct project evaluations for states, districts, schools, and organizations. We also publish syntheses of research and specialize in making complex topics accessible. Our goal is to support your efforts to improve education.
SERVE has been awarded well over $200 million in contracts and grants, successfully managed 16 major awards including four consecutive contracts for the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast (REL-SE) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the US Department of Education (USED), five awards from USED for the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), a five-year Technology Grant for Coordinating Teaching and Learning in Migrant Communities, and most recently, a five-year project to operate the Region 6 Comprehensive Center. In 2022, the Early College Research Center was launched, building on nearly two decades of research on early college outcomes and a national reputation for expertise in the field.
In addition, SERVE secured contracts from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to operate the North Carolina Homeless Education Program in 2008 and the North Carolina Foster Education Program in 2016, and multiple contracts to support Title I programs, 21st Century Afterschool programs and the North Carolina Migrant Education Program. Through these initiatives and many others, SERVE has provided extensive technical assistance at the local, state, and national levels, and has developed and disseminated hundreds of thousands of products aimed at improving youth opportunities and outcomes at school, home, and in the community.
For more than 30 years, we have worked with educators and policymakers to improve education and we are committed to continuing these efforts. SERVE envisions a diverse, inclusive, equitable system of education where barriers to learning cease to exist, allowing all learners to pursue success. We believe that removing educational barriers requires an intentional focus on racial diversity, equity, and inclusion on behalf of SERVE and its partners. As we work with our colleagues and partners, each of us is responsible for creating an environment that identifies, includes, and enhances the talents and skills of individuals who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Doing so underscores our commitment to all learners and lays the foundation for our work.
We are committed to engaging collaboratively with our clients and our number one goal is quite simply, to SERVE.