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Author: Richelle Grogg

We ended a staff meeting early this week with collectively speaking the phrase, “focus, team work, flawless execution – to make our community great.” This embodies what I’ve seen from the staff at Triangle Community Foundation so far and is … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

If you want to truly know a person, without the hassle of talking to them, look at their collection of bumper stickers. After coming in and leaving work every day and touring some of the town departments across and (slightly … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

So, I moved offices this week and I’ve officially put on my access and inclusion hat full-time. That’s because GOTR Triangle’s program coordinator, Hannah, is back from her extended leave of absence. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

Last Wednesday I traveled to Asheville and the nearby county of Henderson to visit with a company called White Labs, a plastics recycler named Bromley Plastics, and the Henderson County Convenience Center. White Labs is a yeast fermenter who supplies … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

I’ll try to get us back on track this week with what this internship is really about – homelessness. It’s one of those “wicked problems” we’ve learned about in the MPA program: a persistent, inescapable, and borderless conundrum. We live … Continued

Author: Elizabeth Valsing

Turn right off of the Atlantic Beach Bridge and head “north” on highway NC 58 and you’ll find yourself in Pine Knoll Shores, where public access to the beach is plentiful. Pine Knoll Shores has eleven public access points in … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

I’m not really feeling the traditional narrative form today, so what you’re about to witness are just my thoughts, just my thoughts – right or wrong…(for someone who isn’t really a big Jay-Z fan, I am always a bit perplexed … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

I am a little over a week into my fellowship at the Triangle Community Foundation, and I am still excited to come into work every day! Honestly, any office that offers a free yoga class to make time for self care … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

Last week I began diving more in depth into some of the projects I’ll be working on through the course of my stay at the NCDEQ. One of these projects involves research into which counties in North Carolina have a … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to assist with a fundraising event for Girls on the Run of the Triangle – their fifth annual LUNAFEST at the Durham Arts Council! The event organizers describe LUNAFEST as a “traveling film festival of … Continued

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