In June 2020, The Hunt Institute’s namesake, Governor Jim Hunt, and our President & CEO, Javaid Siddiqi, made a statement about the unrest happening around the country, in direct response to the unjust killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, but more broadly as a result of racially-motivated violence that has plagued this country for centuries.
"What we are experiencing now is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history that not only underscores our mission at The Hunt Institute, but also fortifies our commitment to catalyze change through public education."
-Governor Jim Hunt and Dr. Javaid Siddiqi
The ongoing unrest has inspired The Hunt Institute to recommit in new ways to achieving equity in our education system – informing policymakers and state leaders on underlying issues to affect positive change. Read the full statement here.
Equity is foundational in all of our core programming, and we have focused initiatives in a few key areas.
The Hunt Institute’s webinar series commits to honest conversations on the issues of race embedded in public education.
The Developing a Representative and Inclusive Vision for Education (DRIVE) Task Force aims to have the teacher population in North Carolina accurately reflect the diversity of its student population.
In partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, we have designed a Fellowship with the goal of building future leaders in the area of social impact.