Dr. Robin G. Cummings, Chancellor of UNC-Pembroke; Dr. Shanita Wooten, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County; Harvey Godwin, Jr., Tribal Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe; and Dr. Kimberly Gold, President of Robeson Community College.
Published October 7, 2018
PEMBROKE, N.C. — Friday, October 5, 2018, The Lumbee Tribe of NC along with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Robeson Community College, and the Public Schools of Robeson County were honored to announce the awarded grant of $3,665,138.00 towards education. This grant was awarded from the US Department of Education’s Native Youth Community Program Grant.
This grant will fund a new program called Project 3C “Connecting Community, College, and Career Through STEM”.
Project 3C’s goal is to provide over 3,000 American Indian students with experiences and skills necessary to: develop their self-efficacy; increase congruence. Between their interests and career choices.; and broaden their college and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) within the Lumbee Tribal Service Areas: Scotland, Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson County.
Families and tribal communities will also be empowered to provide a supportive and informed environment that promotes student choice, success, and career exploration.
A press conference was held Friday October 5 at 4pm at the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club.
Harvey Godwin, Jr., Tribal Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe
Rita Locklear, Project Manager at the Lumbee Tribe
Dr. Robin G. Cummings, Chancellor of UNC-Pembroke
Dr. Kimberly Gold, President of Robeson Community College
Dr. Shanita Wooten, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County
All spoke on the importance of education and the positive impact Project 3C will have on Native American Youth.