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SERVE Center - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Welcome to SERVE Center

SERVE word cloudWe believe that education is advanced through knowledge, innovation and collaborative action. For the past two decades we have worked with educators and policymakers to improve education for all students by: 

  • Building new knowledge through rigorous and relevant research and evaluation;
  • Translating the best of existing knowledge into relevant, user-friendly products; and
  • Transforming knowledge into action through customized professional development and technical assistance.  

What makes SERVE Center unique

We believe educational improvement is a partnership and we focus on doing work that is important and directly relevant to policymakers and practitioners. We respect the expertise and experience our clients have and work with them to develop customized services to meet their needs, while always maintaining the highest standards of quality.  Our size means that we are large enough to have the expertise you need, but we are also small enough to provide individualized attention and be responsive to your needs. Our affiliation with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro gives us access to all of the resources of a university.  At SERVE Center, we start with where you are and take you to where you want to go.

SERVE Offerings

Evidence-Based Education Resource Desk

Nonprofit Evaluation Support Program

A collaborative effort between two UNCG organizations, NESP works to provide nonprofit  and community-based organizations with program evaluation services and program evaluation capacity building support.

Evaluation Services


Learn more about how SERVE can help with your evaluation needs.

High School Reform

High School Reform

Too many students are not graduating from high school or are underprepared for postsecondary education. Read what SERVE Center is learning about the critical challenges of High School Reform.


The National Center for Homeless Education is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center in the area of homeless education.

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Of Interest

Early college puts youth on college track 

Early colleges are intended to serve students from populations typically underrepresented in college and to prepare those students with the academic skills and dispositions to succeed in college. Another important attribute of early colleges is that they help students earn college credit during their high school years. The author uses the story of a once wayward youth to illustrate that early colleges can work. Access the full article.

About the author: Dr. Julie A. Edmunds is Program Director for Secondary School Reform at The SERVE Center at UNCG and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

Access more information on Secondary School Reform.