Leadership Alumni Network
Alumni of the Rural Economic Development Institute and Homegrown Leaders are leaders in their respective fields and take a commitment to rural North Carolina seriously. Standing on the shoulders of those who have come before them, REDI and Homegrown Leaders alumni are working hard in their home communities and creating pathways to prosperity. The Alumni network provides a space for graduates of our programs to stay connected and continue the conversation of innovative leadership.
Leadership Alumni COVID-19 Check-in
- PPT from 4/14/2020
- Zoom Chat history 4/14/2020
- Zoom audio/video recording 4/14/2020
- COVID-19 Alumni Survey – Survey closes 4/17/2020
Here are examples of businesses and communities responding innovatively and rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis:
- Shifting Gears. Working Together.
- Manufacturers find new purpose in COVID-19 crisis
- Closing NC’s Rural Internet gaps: Interactive Map Helps Residents Find Low-Cost, Free Internet Service Options
- Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- PPP Loans Now Available Through Mountain BizWorks
As a promoter of leadership that is inclusive, connected, informed, and creative, the Rural Center nurtures the state’s next generation of rural leaders. Below you will find an interactive map of our alumni from the Rural Center’s leadership programs. We are proud to have representation from all 100 counties through Homegrown Leaders and our Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI). Click on the interactive map to view names, counties, and class years of all 1300 leadership alumni. (To view this map from a mobile device, click here.)
Alumni Network Newsletter
Applications Open for NC Rural Center’s Homegrown Leaders Training Program in Eastern North Carolina
Applications Open for NC Rural Center's Homegrown Leaders Training Program in Eastern North Carolina The application period for the NC Rural Center's Homegrown Leaders training is open for individuals who live and/or work in the following counties in Eastern North...
For 30 years, leadership development has been at the core of the Rural Center’s mission. We know that thriving rural communities need leadership that is inclusive, connected, informed, and creative. We know leaders are not born fully formed. They are nurtured. They...