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A story starting in 2011

The desire to create the NC 100% came from social justice work that started in
2011 by the Rockingham County Champions for Education (RCCE
www.rockchamps.org), who primarily used social interactions and events to
raise small dollar scholarships to graduating seniors from the four major
Rockingham County High Schools, as well as serving as a conduit for increasing
professional networking with former students who have found success in the
professional world through communication, outreach, and education.

Approved for 501 C 3 status in 2015, RCCE began a partnership with the
Reidsville Area Foundation (RAF) in 2016. That partnership involved the
expansion of an existing RAF program that was focused on lending support to
students, teachers, and parents of potentially disadvantaged Rockingham
County students in grades K-5.

During this partnership, our program managers discovered there is a real need
to provide structured but consistent community collaboration space, provide
opportunities for educators and parents and build on relationships, and connect
many different groups in Rockingham County to resources as we organize in
authentic ways, keeping our cultural relevance.

TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS

The Journey
2011
Informal Black Alumni Group (BAW) produced local alumni reunions, offering $1,000 scholarships for Rockingham County High School Students 2011-2014
2014
Formed 501 C 3 (RCCE) in 2014 looking to have systemic impact and increase fundraising power
2016
NSCI Expansion with RAF • 15 events sponsored • 2 STEM Summer Camps • 16 programs in 7 counties visited • 1500 community members impacted
2018
NC 100 created as separate 501 c 3
2019
• NC LEAP Middle School cohort starts in 2018
• Strategic Partnerships inside and outside of Rockingham County
• Community Convener
• Racial Equity Learning Community Leadership
• Cooperative Exploration