North Carolina is a state of great promise. Millions of diverse experiences and opinions are shaping our state and our communities in different ways—sometimes complementary, sometimes counter, and always complex. Add in the forces of economics, technology, politics, and culture, and it may seem impossible to predict where we’ll end up.
But we can’t allow our future to unfold by default; we need to claim and shape it in ways that include all North Carolinians.
Adhering to enduring values like fairness, dignity, integrity, and equity will help us make sure that the changes happening in North Carolina are changes that benefit everyone.
We hope you will join us in creating a better North Carolina for all. We will do it together—for ourselves, our families, our communities—and all for NC.
ZSR’s story is rooted in a set of values and a sense of place that have shaped our work for decades and will lead us into the future.
ZSR embarked on a yearlong process to learn more about NC’s changing landscape.
ZSR’s statewide listening and learning tour, research, and data collection have informed, and will continue to shape, our path forward.
ZSR’s emerging direction includes three strategies that will be implemented—as our work always has been—in partnership with the people of North Carolina.