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In memory of Founding and Current PIE Board Member, Cheryl Marteney.




Plan Now to Stuff the Bus!

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Partners In Education, the education foundation for Craven County Schools, and Craven County Schools, are providing an opportunity for our community to donate school supplies for our students in need. Stuff the Bus will take place Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Walmart Stores in New Bern (3105 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Blvd., and 2915 Neuse Blvd.) and Havelock (566 U.S. 70). This event is coordinated with Back to School sales to encourage support of our efforts to assist families who may not have the resources to purchase school supplies for their child.

There will be a Craven County Schools bus parked in front of all three Walmart locations and we need your help with filling up the buses with school supplies: Paper, pencils, markers, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, tissues, and hand sanitizer are some of the items needed. A shopping list will be available the day of the event, and is currently available by following this link.

Last year, through the generosity of our community, Partners In Education was able to assist over 445 students. Based on this success, Partners In Education is recruiting the help of all our community partners so that we are able reach more students this year.

Many sponsors have agreed to be drop-off locations, and will collect items until Wednesday, August 12: They are – in Havelock: Havelock Chamber of Commerce, 201 Tourist Center Drive; in New Bern:AlphaGraphics at 3731 Trent Road, BB&T downtown at 375 S. Front Street, Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines at 312 S. Front St., Bob 93.3 and WRNS at Digity media offices at 1361 Colony Drive, the Sun Journal at 3200 Wellons Blvd., Wells Fargo downtown at 401 S. Front St., and Williams-Scarborough-Smith-Gray at 2131 Glenburnie Road.

For more information about this event, or how you can support this event by being a sponsor, follow this link, or contact Darlene Brown, at 514-6321, or at


Welcome to Partners In Education!


Craven County Partners In Education (PIE) is a non-profit organization committed to:

  • Enhancing the educational experience of teachers and students through classroom grants.
  • Focusing on evolving and specific needs of individual classrooms.
  • Partnering with businesses, community leaders, and educators for financial support.

Our partners are passionate about creating opportunities for our students and teachers that enable us to offer quality programs.

Craven County Educators

To learn more about the grants offered through Partners In Education for the 2013-14 school year, go to the Programs section of this website.

It’s Easy to Join to PIE

You can join PIE any time throughout the year!

All members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of reviewing committee members’ scores on their rubric for the PIE Grants, Wey Mini Grants, and the Twin Rivers Artists’ Assn. Grants.

Follow this link for the  PIE Membership One-Time Payment Form.

We are pleased to offer a  Sponsorship Program!

To learn more about how your business can support PIE throughout the year, follow this link.  This includes sponsoring the PIE Bowl, the Spring Luncheon, Stuff the Bus, and the Book Drive. And by planning your sponsorships in advance, learn how your business can get a free ad on the PIE website and be featured on the PIE Facebook page!


For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.


For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.