Cape Fear Backpacks to Briefcases

The Backpacks to Briefcases (B2B) Program, powered by UNCW and EDSI, and funded by the Cape Fear Council of Governments, is a unique new initiative in the Cape Fear region. The program’s aim is to bridge the gap between recent college graduates and the local workforce through Paid Work Experiences in each graduate’s field of study/career choice.

Backpacks to Briefcases has shown immediate impact in the area with a 100% success rate and a 200+% wage increase for participating graduates!

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Brendan Heffernan by phone at (910)742-2098 or email at