For more than three decades, WakeEd Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). To accomplish this, our programs aim at continual growth for students and educators.
Above all, WakeEd supports teachers so they can achieve the dreams they have for their students. Through our programs, we aim to increase teacher recruitment, retention, and development to ultimately create teacher leaders across the county
Wake Future Teachers: University Cohort
The Wake Future Teachers program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing Wake County college and universities’ internal student talent by supporting students as they pursue K-12 teaching careers.
SummerSTEM is an eight-day professional development program that enriches the educator’s understanding of Project-Based Learning as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce.
WakeEd’s Link program brings businesses and organizations together with educators to create possibilites for students. The projects that result from this strategic business engagement help students meet the challenges of a fast-paced, dynamic world.
The importance of children’s early literacy development cannot be overstated. Third grade is a turning point for children. Up to that point, they are learning to read, beyond that they are reading to learn. WakeEd Partnership is committed to helping Wake County children reach this important milestone.
Our Partners Read program places community volunteers in elementary schools to read with struggling first and second grade students.
WAKE Up & Read
WakeEd serves on the leadership team for WAKE Up and Read, a community-wide collaborative aligned with the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Program efforts address school readiness, summer learning loss, school attendance, and health and wellness.
WakeEd is the fiscal sponsor for the annual WAKE Up and Read Book Drive. In 2016, we collected more than 1140,000 books for 7,100 children in 10 high-need elementary schools and 20 childcare centers.
WakeEd Partnership works to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that sets them up for success after high school. In 2018, WakeEd established its first scholarship program and this continued support enables students to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree.
The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Program
The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Fund is available to those graduating seniors from Green Hope High School and Apex High School, located in Wake County, North Carolina who, during their high school years, earned a varsity letter for participation in a full season in a varsity sport.