The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured Wilburn Elementary School in Raleigh to celebrate Read Across America Week. During the event, Governor Cooper visited classrooms and read to students. “Read Across America Week is an important time to celebrate the knowledge that comes from books,” Governor Cooper said. “Educators at Wilburn Elementary School work hard, and it’s important we invest in our schools so that every student and teacher has the support and resources needed to succeed.”
The academic requirements to enter a university in the United States vary according to the institution and the study program to which the student applies. In general, students are expected to do well academically in high school and have completed certain specific courses, such as math, science, English, and foreign languages.
Students across Wake County majoring in natural resource fields are invited to apply for a 2023–2024 Careers in Conservation Scholarship by NC Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation. This merit-based scholarship awards $1,000 per student per school year. Those awarded a scholarship can re-apply for another $1,000 the next year.
Hispanic adults in the United States lead the highest percentage of individuals without health insurance, according to a study published by the Pew Research Center in 2022. The Hispanic community faces great challenges in accessing quality medical care. Among the most pressing challenges are language limitations. Frequently, the lack of information in Spanish creates a gap in knowledge about the programs that are available for the community to access health insurance.
Eligible North Carolina children will receive additional benefits during the summer to ensure they have access to nutritious food. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue the pandemic electronic benefit transfer food assistance program through summer 2022.
Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina educators now have access to an improved online tool to help them connect students with opportunities to explore potential careers. The work-based learning tool, called “The Navigator,” brings together members of the business, education, and workforce development communities in a space where they can post, search for and measure work-based learning opportunities. The newest version of the Navigator Tool offers improved user experience and new features where employers list virtual and in-person work-based learning activities.
In 2021 United Language Group won a federal grant that would give them the opportunity to expand their mission of removing language barriers. In this new mission, ULG could assist those people who need health insurance, but because they do not know the necessary language, it is difficult for them to obtain one. Unfortunately, today many people do not even try to enroll in a medical plan for fear of not being able to navigate the application in the health market or not understanding the process, the terms, or being able to answer the necessary questions. For this reason, the ULG Browser Program was born.
The non - profit organization Fortaleza has opened a new registration period aimed at young people who wish to participate as fellows . Those interested must meet certain eligibility requirements, such as residing and/or studying in the Triangle area or in Onslow, Mecklenburg, Cumberland, Chatham and Pitt counties.
Last Wednesday, August 27 of this year, the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh became the scene of a unique and emotional event directed by the Consul General of Mexico, Claudia Velasco Osorio: the presentation of the book "El Arte. Espejo de an Immigrant. Story of Cornelio Campos", written by María del Refugio Sandoval Olivas, affectionately known as Cuquis Sandoval. This book combines the richness of the narrative with the chronicle of a life marked by migration and a passion for art.