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Project ACCESS

Achieving College Opportunities, Community Engagement and Student Success


~ A partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Robeson Community College, and the Public Schools of Robeson County ~



Project ACCESS (Achieving College Opportunities, Community Engagement, and Student Success) is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Indian Education’s Office of Indian Education. Project ACCESS is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe, the Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC), Robeson Community College (RCC) and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been awarded a $2.4 million, four-year grant to improve access to higher education and career preparedness for American Indian youth of Robeson County. The initiative will engage Native youth, their families, and their tribal communities to be active participants in the process.



Project ACCESS will be hosting 5 free residential camps on UNC Pembroke's campus for American Indian high school students. Students will have the opportunity to experience college life and learn more about the college application process, financial aid, participate in cultural activities and a wide variety of other activities aimed at improving college and career preparedness. Dates are as follows: June 11 – 14, July 9 – 12, July 16 – 19, July 23 – 26,  and July 30 – August 2. Applications will be made available beginning March 7, 2017 online Paper applications will  also be available for pickup  with PSRC Youth Development Specialists. For more information contact: Myia Reyes, UNCP Community Engagement Specialist, 910.775.4663  or

Participation Chart

Click on each link below to learn more about each Project ACCESS component.

  • Updated applications will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Project ACCESS personnel at the following numbers:


UNCP Community Engagement Specialist: 910.775.4663

RCC Career and College Promise Coaches: 910.272.3380 or 3319

PSRC Indian Education Resource Center: 910.521.2054

Project ACCESS Director:   

Rita J. Locklear

Lumbee Tribe of NC

6984 NC Hwy 711

Pembroke, NC  28372


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