About The Roberts Center For Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Development Center

Providing Growth Opportunities Through Life-long Education

The Roberts Center for Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development is devoted to lifelong learning opportunities through scholarship, leadership and professional development for our employees and their families as well as for individuals within the communities we serve. The Roberts Center and its community partners provide programs that emphasize the importance of lifelong learning, scholarship, service leadership, diversity, gender equality, safety and wellness for our employees and their families as well as for adults and children throughout the nation. Through its efforts, the Center continues LEADing forward to impact and enhance of the lives of individuals within the communities served by Crumley Roberts and beyond.

Mission Statement

Established in 2014, the mission of The Roberts Center for Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development is to develop, promote and support programs that provide lifelong learning opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities.

Leadership Classes

Non-Profit Leadership Class:

Through our partnerships across North Carolina with the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and the United Way of Central Carolinas, we are proud to have now hosted 3 Non-Profit Emerging Leadership Classes in Greater Guilford County and Mecklenburg County. To date, we have hosted almost 50 leaders from health and human services non-profit organizations to advocacy and sustainability organizations. Please see some of the organizations that we have supported plus our growing alumni too.

Organizations Across North Carolina

Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet

Joy Lough Enterprises

Peacehaven Community Farm

National AMBUCS, Inc.

City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation

Alamance County Community Services Agency, Inc.

Family Services of the Piedmont

Operation Xcel

Guilford Adult Health

TSR Kids

Family Support Network of Central Carolina

Positive Direction for Youth and Families

Housing Consultants Group

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Piedmont

YWCA High Point

Alcohol and Drug Services

The Barnabus Network

Ada Jenkins

YWCA Greensboro

Center for Visual Arts

Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine

The Micah Project

Guilford County Public Health

Children’s Home Society of NC

JDRF - Piedmont Triad Chapter

Caring Services, Inc.

Day Advantage from Well-Spring Solutions

Aging, Disability and Transit Services of Rockingham County

GCDH: Division of Public

FIRST North Carolina

D-Up, Inc.

Caregiver Connect, Inc.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro

The Arc of Greensboro

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

The Learning Collaborative

Girl Scouts, Hornet’s Nest Council

The Relatives

Teen Health Connection

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Safe Alliance

Hope Haven, Inc.

Florence Crittenton Services

Queen City Robotics Alliance

Spring 2019 Charlotte Leadership Class

Lynda Bell Anello

Amy Jacobs

Tee Poole

Melisa Patterson

Amanda Griffin

Roxanna Books

Amanda Lee

Lucille Karen Ivey

Eileen Nedoma

Timothy Long

Kenya Henderson

Karina Vogel

Robin Craig

Toyia Vaughn

Alissa Gladson

Jaimie Lisi

Dianna Beaty

Fall 2018 Greensboro Leadership Class

Sara Coleman

Edna Tirado

Evainna Ross

Michelle Pyle

Sheena Beasley

Hope Tyler

Megan Shepard

Karen Bass

Carla Hoover

Emily Mann

Tiffany Jacobs

Shawn Enoch

Celena Kipp

Na'tosha Brooks

Michelle Morrison

Traci Abernethy

David Handy

John Storm

Frank Moore

Christine Gillies

Jennifer Scheibly

Spring 2018 Charlotte Leadership Class

Emilie Boyes

Hannah Heidenreich

Shannon McKnight

Sena Sweargen

Akeliah Stewart

Kate Strater Hogan

Leah Kane

Michelle Brammer

Joslyn Blackburn

Mary Pressley

Lia Schwinghammer

Scholarship Programs

Next Step Scholarship & Chairman's Scholarship

For over 25 years, Crumley Roberts has believed that continued learning is the key to success. To bring this concept to life, we began the Crumley Roberts Scholarship Program, which to date has provided over $265,000 in scholarships and technology to help college-bound North Carolinians start on the road to success. With our ultimate aim of providing the encouragement and support needed to help students achieve their dreams, we are proud to invest in students who demonstrate a commitment to learning and to their community and to offer two types of scholarships annually for North Carolina students:

Chairman's Scholarship

Thank you to all those that applied to our Chairman’s Scholarship. As of February 1st, our 2020 application process is now closed. We will be contacting our 2020 winners on Wednesday, March 11th and announcing them to the public in April. NOTE: Our 2021 Scholarship portal will open in early November of 2020.

Next Step Scholarship

Thank you to all those that applied to our Next Step Scholarship. As of February 1st, our 2020 application process is now closed. We will be contacting our 2020 winners on Wednesday, March 11th and announcing them to the public in April. NOTE: Our 2021 Scholarship portal will open in early November of 2020.

The Little Red Jumpsuit Tour Scholarship

The Little Red Jumpsuit Tour Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to four women who are interested in furthering their education at an accredited four-year college or university in the coming fall.

We will be announcing our 2020 Scholarship winners in the coming days!
And, our 2021 Scholarship Season will begin on November 1, 2020. Any questions may be sent to TheRobertsCenter@CrumleyRoberts.com

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    Anthony Pait-Davis Mount Tabor High School - Tufts University
    Anthony Pait-Davis

    One of two unanimous choices by our Scholarship Selection Committee. After struggling and ultimately succeeding in becoming the person and gender he identifies with, Anthony stands-up for others as they face similar struggles while affirming their identities. Ultimately, Anthony realized it wasn’t just about becoming comfortable with himself but also changing how the system restricts future youth from doing the same.

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    Cam Bennett Northwest Guilford High School - NC A&T University
    Cam Bennett

    In response to two fellow students posting a racially-charged rant on social media (this made national news), Cam choose not to fight back, but to educate. He recruited friends and began a school organization that serves as a safe place to share frustrations and fears. “The United Youth of Excellence was established by us, for us, the students of color at Northwest Guilford High School, in response to the racial climate in our community.”

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    Sara Heath Alexander Central High School - NC State University
    Sara Heath

    One of two unanimous choices by our Scholarship Selection Committee, Sara stood up for a friend she met at Jr. ROTC (her name is Sarah) and her brother Jacob. After learning that Sarah and Jacob were raised by an abusive mother and estranged father, Sara worked with her family to figure out a way to foster Sarah, Jacob and their cat. Thus, removing them from a history of dangerous situations and establishing a safe, loving home for them.

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    Jason Jimenez South Iredell High School - UNC Chapel Hill
    Jason Jimenez

    Jason not only stood up for his cousin after he was bullied simply for looking different (his cousin lives with Falcone Anemia which causes deformities in bone structures) he sought out continual time to meet with his cousin and to council him. Additionally, he confronted the bullies after witnessing the incident. Jason knew these children were too young to understand the impact of their actions and therefore educated them on how our words have long-lasting impact on others.

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    Rachael Skerkis Cape Fear Community College - UNC Wilmington
    Rachael Skerkis

    As a “tween,” Rachael had to learn the hard way that poor choices and harsh words can cause long-term damage to cherished friendships. After conceding to Mob Mentality, Rachael witnessed its impact on a dear friend and her family. Rather than move on and seek other friends, Rachael swallowed the bitter pill, owned up to her past mistakes and began rebuilding an important relationship. Although military life took her family to a new town in a new state across the country, her friendship remains steadfast. And, Rachael continues to pull from this life lesson for the benefit of others.

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    Autumn Combs Mitchell Community College - UNC Charlotte
    Autumn Combs

    After becoming a mom at an early age, Autumn used her past vulnerability to validate others that are going through the same experience. Seeking young women out via social media has allowed her to help in ways that she was once helped. Autumn leads with empathy, kindness, and encouragement in order to pay it forward. “If they just want to talk, we talk. If they want advice, I share what worked for me. If they want to connect with resources, I tell them without judgment, of all the programs and assistance that I am aware of. If they are down and disheartened believing the road ahead is bleak, that the negative outcomes associated with teenage moms is now their fate, I say: ‘Don’t believe the hype! And don’t give up.’”

The 2019 Selection Committee

  • Paul Russ – VP of Marketing and Development, Hospice Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • Stephanie Frazier – Lead Client Executive, Level 3 Communications
  • Lynn Wooten – VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Well-Spring Retirement Center
  • Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh – Executive Director, JDRF Piedmont Triad Chapter
  • Jillian Crone – Director of Marketing & Development, Greensboro Montessori School
  • Ged O’Donnell – Principal, Grimsley High School
  • Kim Rangel – Data Collector, UNC Chapel Hill

Crumley Roberts

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