The Hunt Institute


Established in 2001, The Hunt Institute honors the legacy of James B. Hunt, Jr., the former governor of North Carolina who distinguished himself as an ardent champion of education.


The Hunt Institute brings together people and resources to inspire and inform elected officials and policymakers about key issues in education, resulting in visionary leaders who are prepared to take strategic action for greater educational outcomes and student success.


Programs offered by The Hunt Institute focus on informing and inspiring elected officials and key policymakers to make decisions that result in improving the lives of all children through quality education.


The Hunt Institute creates meaningful platforms to engage policymakers. They are unapologetic about the importance of equity—in educational access, quality, and opportunity—and it is at the core of the work they do.


The Hunt Institute is building a bench of informed policymakers, nurturing political leadership, and successfully engaging state policymakers on the full continuum of education policy issues.