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Turning Point CDC
2495 US Hwy 1-158 Business
(Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, and Person counties)
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the project

Our vision is to create a mobile learning lab using a repurposed bus.  The mobile lab allows us to create access to high-quality educational programs for youth and adults all around the rural communities we serve. We will literally meet people where they are, right in their communities, to teach technical computer skills, coding, and workforce development skills.  The mobile learning lab allows us to increase access to technology, access to broadband internet, and access to high-quality learning experiences to rural areas, many of which are Tier 1 communities in NC.  Our goal is to remove the barriers of transportation and access to the internet for many people in rural communities by literally taking these programs to their communities (community centers, churches, playgrounds, etc). The mobile lab will be equipped with devices and a projector/screen.



the steps

  1. Purchase bus from a local provider. 
  2. Begin pilot programs at local community events Summer 2019
  3. Participate in Annual Community Day on August 3, 2019
  4. In the Fall 2019 semester, we will partner with NCSU's School of Design students and faculty to design the inside and outside of the learning lab.  By the end of December, the bus will be redesigned on the outside.  In January 2020, we will work with a team of volunteers to reconstruct the inside of the bus using the design plans provided by the students. 
  5. Spring/Summer 2020 - Fully-operated learning lab serving the Kerr-Tar region

why we're doing it

We believe rural communities can thrive and flourish.  The Creating Success Mobile Learning Lab will remove barriers such as access to transportation, broadband internet access, and technology/devices by literally meeting people in their communities and teaching them valuable skills. 


Updated Budget 5.22.19

3750 - cost of school bus


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $117

Updated budget 5.7.19:

3750 - cost of school bus
8000 - printing and wrapping of exterior of bus
2000 - NCSU School of Design
Total: 13,750

Grants recieved offline:

$250 - walmart grant

$587 - facebook fundraiser (hosted by a friend)

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $400
TOTAL TO RAISE = $13,348

Original Budget 3.7.19

Charter Bus to repurpose for learning - $7500

Design materials - $2500 (NCSU's School of Design will be designing the inside and outside of the learning lab) 


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $310
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,345



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