Poverty Alleviation

Nearly 90,000 people in Wake County are living in poverty. They are our neighbors, but behind the scenes they may be coming out of crisis situations, earning minimum wage, struggling to provide childcare for their families or barely keeping a roof over their head. Thankfully, nonprofits in Wake County are stepping up to fight for poverty alleviation and create opportunities for our community to succeed and thrive.

Angela Coleman
Step Up Ministry

Lindsey Blakenhorn
Carroll’s Kitchen

Youth Development and Empowerment

Youth homelessness is one of the most invisible issues in our community. And kids aren’t being equipped for success. Hear stories of mentorship, education, development and empowerment from the people investing in the future generation of our city.

Christal Carmichael
Communities In Schools of NC

Patricia Cardoso
Haven House Services

Emmanuel Holder & Denzell Henry
Neighbor to Neighbor

Raleigh is thriving.
But not everything is great.

Many of our neighbors are struggling, invisible in our thriving city. Underdeveloped youth, poverty, unemployment and mental illness are just a few of the issues crippling our otherwise flourishing home.

But there are heroes in our community who dedicate their lives through their nonprofit work to loving our neighbors and championing our causes.

Join us as we highlight these heroes through a 2018 video series. Because they believe people matter. And so do we.

Blogs from the Series