Investing in Education
Supporting Teachers | Informing the Community | Serving as a Catalyst
“High quality schools are built on strong relationships. That is true for our students, our parents and our community partners. The relationship between WakeEd Partnership and the Wake County Public School System is both unique and valued. A steadfast partner, WakeEd provides an informed, credible and objective voice for the business community about K-12 issues in Wake County and North Carolina. High quality schools are vital to a community’s success. A strong relationship with WakeEd has helped this district maintain that quality.”
– Cathy Moore, Superintendent of the Wake County Public School System
Strong Schools, Strong Commumities
Dollars invested in schools stay in our community and provide an economic engine in Wake County. Did you know that a strong public school system generates up to $1.6 billion in additional lifetime incomes for graduates? High-quality public education also leads to increased home values and reduced taxpayer costs across the county.
Grace Jackson, English teacher and PBL champion at Enloe Magnet High School, exemplifies excellence both in her classroom and throughout the Enloe community.
First Citizens has served North Carolina for 121 years, so we know the difference public education has made and is making in our communities. Vibrant public schools are a critical engine for furthering economic growth.
This year, North Wake College and Career Academy engaged businesses from two different industries in providing hands-on PBL experiences for students.