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 life-long 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 life-long 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 life-long learning opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities.

Leadership Classes

Non-Profit Leadership Class:

Through our partnerships across North Carolina with the Guilford Non-Profit 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

Family Services of the Piedmont

Caring Services, Inc.

Day Advantage from Well-Springs Solutions

Aging, Disability and Transit Services of Rockingham County

Alcohol and Drug Services

GCDH: Division of Public

FIRST North Carolina

D-Up, Inc.

Caregiver Connect, Inc.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro

The Arc of Greensboro

Junior Acheivement 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 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

Fall 2017 Greensboro Leadership Class

Rachel Black

Sidney Stretz

Jennifer Hermen

Jessica Jansen

Robin Durham

Debbie Walsh

Ken Carter and Sandra Cheeks

Rebecca Anderson

Danielle Hayes

Pura M. Lopez Davila

Gattis Long

Jon Bullington

Meggan Odell

Alana Cornell

Louise Baldwin

Julia Wagner

Jaqueline Davis

Alexis Williams

Frorhonda Jones

Sherrell Gales

Spring 2017 Greensboro Leadership Class

Princess Howell Johnson

Joy Lough

Melinda Billings

Jessica Wall

Erica Chadwick

Annette Orbett

Andrea Matute

Courtney Mendenhall

Stephanie Staley

Tawana Rowland

Nancy Micca

Nekeshia Wall

Robin Morgan

Amy Lawson

Zack Miller

Consuella Gibson

Devin Gilyard

Wanda Moore


Next Step and Chairman's Scholarship Program:

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 offers two types of scholarships annually for North Carolina students:

Chairman's Scholarship

The Chairman’s Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to high school students who attended a North Carolina high school and who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in the coming fall.

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Next Step Scholarship

The Next Step Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to North Carolina community college students who will be transferring to an accredited four-year college or university in the coming fall.

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    Lauren Winfrey Guilford Tech CC to UNC-Greensboro
    Lauren Winfrey

    NEXT STEPS Scholarship recipient. Lauren wants to study Psychology at UNC-Greensboro. She is a member and co-chair of the North Carolina Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. She has also made the Presidents List at Guilford Technical Community College four semesters in a row. Lauren Stood UP for addicts and she mentors women at Fellowship Hall.

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    Sarah Allevato Wake Tech CC to NC State
    Sarah Allevato

    NEXT STEPS Scholarship recipient. Sarah wants to study Psychology at NC State. She volunteers on a weekly basis at the Wake Tech Food Pantry. She received the Wake Tech Student Volunteer Award and has been on the Wake Technical Community College Dean’s List every semester. She is also a member of the Wake Tech Volunteerism and Leadership Club. Sarah Stood UP for others, against the growing stigma regarding depression.

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    Savinna Mangalindan Alamance CC to UNC-Chapel Hill
    Savinna Mangalindan

    NEXT STEPS Scholarship recipient. Savinna wants to study Business Management at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the Student Government Association Senator at Alamance Community College. Through Reality Ministries, she volunteers and interacts with people with developmental disabilities. She received 4th-place in the State FBLA Business Law competition in 2016. She was elected as the President of the Home-Study Program of Angelicum College in the Philippines for the school year 2014-2015. Savinna Stood UP for students with disabilities.

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    Hannah Alley West Stokes High School/King to UNC-Chapel Hill
    Hannah Alley

    FOUNDER’S Scholarship recipient. Hannah wants to pursue Chemistry Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. She was a Junior Marshal and member of the Honor Society. She attended the North Carolina Tarheel Girls State for a week and was a leader in Marching Band. Hannah volunteers at King Outreach Ministry. She is a first-generation college student. Hannah Stood UP for classmates in Marching Band to change the culture of criticism of other students.

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    Shiv Patel NCSSM to Duke University
    Shiv Patel

    FOUNDER’S Scholarship recipient. Shiv wants to study Public Health and Medicine at Duke University. He is Co-Founder/President of SECURED (Support and Educate to CURE Diseases - 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). He is also Senior Senator & Head of Academic Affairs, Student Government. He earned medals of recognition in multiple varsity-level Science Olympiad events, including Anatomy & Physiology, Dynamic Planet, Invasive Species, and Forensics. Shiv Stood UP for a friend with a rare disease, to raise awareness and funds.

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    Kenzie Cameron Bunn High School/Zebulon to Meredith
    Kenzie Cameron

    FOUNDER’S Scholarship recipient. Kenzie wants to study Public Health at Meredith College. She created a Gay Straight Alliance at her school. She was also a Drum Major and led her school to two national titles. She has also been a competitive dancer at Brand Performing Arts Center for over 15 years. Kenzie Stood UP for other students, to create a safe place for them even when there was a lot of resistance.

The 2019 Selection Committee

  • Paul Russ – VP of Marketing and Development, Hospice and 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

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