NCECF Board Members Make Waves on the State and National Level

Several of NC Early Childhood Foundation’s Board members are receiving recognition in North Carolina and nationwide:

Camp Corral – a summer camp for children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military heroes – was featured on the Today Show. Easter Maynard, Board Chair for NCECF and the Golden Corral Corporation, is one of the founders of Camp Corral, which she helped establish in 2011. Camp Corral has served over 21,000 families since its inception and will provide 15 in-person locations across the country this summer free of charge for children ages eight to 15.

Tracey Greene-Washington, President of Indigo Innovation Group and author of Choosing Purposeful Alignment: The Messy Middle of Transformation, has been selected as a Silver Award Winner of the 2021 Nautilus Book Awards in the Inner Prosperity and Right Livelihood category and is the number one International Bestseller on Amazon in seven categories in the United States. Tracey’s commitment to accelerating change through system-level approaches, equity, and strategic collaboration, are highlighted throughout her book and in her role as Chair of NCECF Board’s Racial Equity Committee.

The newest NCECF board member and the Director of Growth at EdNC, Nation Hahn, recently delivered the commencement address at Isothermal Community College to more than 100 graduates. Nation’s interest in building relationships with community college and local leaders is highlighted in his speech: “It needs smart, young, driven people who know that our rural communities can provide opportunities to live, to work, and to play just the same as our cities and suburbs…it needs people just like you to resolve to dig in and contribute to making the place where you live a better place for all.” Listen to the entire commencement address here.

Munro Richardson, Executive Director of Read Charlotte (a member of the NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community), will serve as a Board Advisor for the North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC). NCEC was created during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist North Carolina districts with communications and learning gaps to accelerate learning recovery. With his experience and commitment to improving children’s literacy informed by research and data, improving systems, and building networks, Munro will serve alongside 20 members including Honorary Co-Chairs Former NC Governors Jim Hunt and Jim Martin. A press release to the announcement can be found here.