Supporting organizations that work to improve the lives and well-being of North Carolinians.


How I Unlearned Networking

I've never been very good at networking. And as someone who usually enjoys meeting new people, I've had a hard time understanding why. It's certainly not for lack of experience. As a college student, I went to more career fairs than I could count. I knew how to...

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The Costs of Care

Meredith Sawyer is an early childhood educator in Greensboro, North Carolina who has been  teaching for more than a decade. But as she reflects on the last seven years as a transitional kindergarten teacher in a child care center that has the highest quality rating...

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Evan Walker-Wells, Scalawag Magazine

  "There's a really strong idea that the South is just one thing. But if you've ever lived anywhere in the American South, then you know that it is more complicated than the stereotype of poorly educated people living in rural areas....It's a stereotype that does...

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Connectors · Innovators · Volunteers · Idealists  · Leaders · Friends · Helpers · Doers

Guided by the belief that our community can prosper only if every member of it has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive, AJF works with visionary leaders and organizations working to make our state better. We are passionate and honored to work alongside those on the front lines of our most pressing challenges.

In the 1930’s, A.J. Fletcher, a lawyer, decided to foray into a new arena – broadcasting. In his history as a business owner, he had a reputation for doing the things that had not been done before. A.J. Fletcher’s enthusiasm for breaking new ground continues at Fletcher Foundation today. We strive to be a leader and inspire others to use innovation and technology to achieve social change and progress.

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