Reader. Writer. Food lover. Runner. Once named Southerner of the Year.

Nation Hahn is the Director of Growth for EdNC. Nation leads the Reach NC Voices initiative for EducationNC, which is focused on putting the public back in public policy. Reach uses technology and participatory design strategies to connect with North Carolinians. Prior to coming to EdNC, Nation managed digital media campaigns for a range of organizations in North Carolina and nationally. Nation also serves his community through a variety of board roles focused on food-related issues, poverty, and education. 

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Learning by listening: How our new initiative amplifies your voice

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Every month, Gallup asks Americans the open-ended...

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The Reach NC Voices chatbot lives

Chatbots are an emerging media innovation that show promise for increasing two-way engagement between organizations and their audience. It is...

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Meet your latest Facebook friend

Facebook can be used for many things. Sharing photos of your kids. Commenting on the latest meme. Watching cooking videos....

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Reach NC Voices: Returning to your roots of communications

In October I went to the North Carolina Barbecue Festival in Lexington. Everywhere I turned I saw homemade t-shirts and...

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Introducing a new way for you to engage: Reach NC Voices

In the weeks leading up to and then after the election, Mebane Rash and I wondered whether folks living on...

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Want to understand the election? Visit my people

It is time for our politicians, policymakers, and philanthropists to head to our hills. It is time for them to...

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One high school class explores change through pasta

On a crisp, fall Monday morning, nearly 20 students from Orange High School walked into award winning restaurant, Panciuto, which...

 

The weight of their experiences: The impact of childhood trauma on learning

On any given day in schools across North Carolina, children are walking through the schoolhouse doors carrying far more than...

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The big deal about school food

During a recent speaking engagement, I asked the assembled students if they enjoyed the food in their schools growing up....

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One district is combatting summer hunger by going on the road. Find out how.

This week, my Facebook news feed was full of folks snapping photos of their kids as they went off for...

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Signs of hope as a metric of success

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Rusty Hall of Old Town Elementary in Winston-Salem again. Last year, my colleague...

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A Carolina Food Summit? What does it mean to connect around plates, place, and policy?

Today, we are excited to announce that EdNC, in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, Terra Vita Festival, the...