Teaching in a rural region like Eastern North Carolina gives corps members the opportunity to live in the same communities as their students and regularly interact with their families. Warrenton is just such a community, with a relaxing downtown where bumping into neighbors and students at the local restaurants and shops is a common occurrence. A favorite Main Street mainstay is Hardware Cafe, where the best sandwich in town is served up in—you guessed it—a former hardware store. For lesson planning and tutoring students after school, the recently built Warren County Memorial Library can't be beat.
Living in Eastern North Carolina means being part of a thriving community where Southern hospitality is a way of life. In the counties where they live and teach, corps members enjoy being part of a small town community, shopping at numerous local farmers markets, and eating some of the best Southern cuisine in the nation. While we are primarily a rural region, all of our rural schools are only an hour or two away from larger cities by car, and our corps members have easy access to the amenities of urban centers as well as the social and intellectual opportunities at universities such as Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Corps members in Eastern North Carolina teach in clusters, which fosters a strong and supportive corps culture in the region. Many corps members choose to live in or very close to the community where they teach, which may be the city of Durham or one of the many rural areas across the Northeastern part of the state. Living in the same town as their students allows corps members to engage with families outside of school through involvements in local YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs, or by offering off-campus tutoring.
During their downtime, corps members enjoy hiking, camping, or rock climbing in the numerous state parks throughout the region, fishing or boating on Lake Gaston, visiting the many cultural and historical destinations, cheering on the Durham Bulls, traveling to the nearby Outer Banks, and of course, eating the local delicacies.
Info & Stats
English Language Arts
English as a Second Language