Educational Outreach

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University offers a myriad of service opportunities for students seeking to elevate communities through the transformative system of education. Aiming to improve educational equity, students engage in a variety of ways including: tutoring, literacy programs, mentoring and supply drives.

Are you interested in making a difference through education? Check out some of our signature programs and events, or join the Network of Educational Resources and Development (N.E.R.D.).


Signature Programs and Events

Project Pumpkin

Each year more than 800 children from local agencies come to campus where students, faculty and staff combine to provide a safe environment for trick-or-treating.

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D.E.S.K.

The goal of D.E.S.K. is to provide desks and school supplies for children in the Winston-Salem community who are in need of a place to study and learn in their homes.

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Freedom School

Freedom School

Freedom School is a program for elementary and middle-school students aimed at strengthening children’s reading skills and preventing summer reading loss.

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KCC2 Ed Outreach

Kids Cooking Coalition

The Kids Cooking Coalition embeds Wake Forest undergraduate students in local after school programs teaching nutritional education and cooking to elementary school children. Highlighted by a six-week program each spring, children graduate empowered with knew skills in the kitchen to take control of their food future.

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Be a N.E.R.D.

The Network of Educational Resources and Development (N.E.R.D.) is Wake Forest University’s network of campus organizations committed to addressing education equity.

Want to help make a difference in the community through local education programs? Check out the following organizations:


Educational Outreach Training

Sustaining a Tutoring & Mentoring Program

The ‘Sustaining a Tutoring and Mentoring Program‘ training is all about building partnerships. What will happen to your organization when you graduate? In this workshop, you will learn how to building lasting partnerships with schools and organizations to sustain your program.

Evaluation Methods

Are you wondering how you should be measuring the effectiveness of your program? The “Evaluation Methods” training module walks through different assessment tools and helps to begin the assessment process for your organization.