Investing in Education

Supporting Teachers | Informing the Community | Serving as a Catalyst

Why Grade-Level Reading Matters

Being able to read on grade-level by the third grade can change a child’s life. For five years, WakeEd Partnership’s Partners Read program has placed mentors into Wake County Public Schools to read with developing first and second grade students and has provided...

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive

Organizations from across our community are coming together to put 110,000 books in the hands of Wake County children in 2019. WAKE Up and Read is collecting new and gently-used books for children age birth-12. 

Collect Books | Donate | Volunteer

Attend STEMposium 2019

Great things are happening for students in the Wake County Public School System. Visit PNC Arena on May 7th to see how 100 WCPSS educators are bringing real-world lessons to the classroom through SummerSTEM.

Learn More | RSVP

Apply for SummerSTEM 2019!

WCPSS educators can apply now for WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program, 10 days of free professional development designed to help teachers bring engaging, authentic learning experiences to the classroom. 

Learn More & Apply

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.

CORNERSTONE INVESTORS

Why Grade-Level Reading Matters

Being able to read on grade-level by the third grade can change a child’s life. For five years, WakeEd Partnership’s Partners Read program has placed mentors into Wake County Public Schools to read with developing first and second grade students and has provided...

Investor Spotlight: UNC REX Healthcare

For 125 years, UNC REX Healthcare has provided expert care to Wake County and surrounding areas. Our mission to inspire hope, improve health and heal communities is at the heart of what we do every day. UNC REX understands its role in being a leader in health and...

Kathy Hartenstine Memorial Fund Established

WakeEd is honored to announce the Kathy Hartenstine Memorial Fund to support childhood literacy through the Partners Read program. Kathy was a lifelong educator, dedicating more than 35  years to Wake County Public School System as a teacher and principal. Committed...