Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth. They are an affiliate of SELF-HELP, one of the largest community development financial institutions in the country. CRL focuses on fighting consumer predatory lending practices. It uses research to develop reasonable, practical policy solutions which they share with advocates and policymakers interested in reforming lending practices at the state or federal level.
Code the Dream offers free training in software development and a paid internship program to people from immigrant and low-income backgrounds. Jobs in software development have never been more in-demand, especially in the Research Triangle, but the cost of a college degree in computer science or a full-time coding bootcamp has created a huge barrier to getting into the tech field and has resulted in a tech workforce that does not look like America. Code the Dream’s mission is to create a more diverse tech workforce and build technology that helps work towards justice and equity in our communities.
Partners for Youth Opportunity exists to more effectively address the growing “opportunity gap” resulting from the chronic disconnection of Durham youth from economic and educational opportunities. PYO works to help students succeed in school, find jobs and supportive mentors, and go places they haven’t experienced before with a focus on immigrant families, families living in poverty, and families with incarcerated members.
Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
The Pauli Murray Center engages a diversity of community members to lift up the vision and legacy of activist, scholar, feminist, poet, and Episcopal priest Pauli Murray in order to tackle enduring inequities and injustice. The center envisions communities actively working toward fairness and justice across divisions such as race, class, sexual and gender identity and spiritual practice. It embraces the transformative power of collecting and telling stories and truths as a process that heals these divisions and promotes human rights.
The Rural Advancement Foundation International’s (RAFI-USA) mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. We work nationally and internationally, focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States.
SECU Family House is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses. We provide guests lodging, meals, supportive programs, transportation and a caring support network. We serve families from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond, helping them rest, heal, and gather strength when they need it most.
This placement is a joint partnership between United Thank Offering (UTO) of The Episcopal Church and the Reconciliation, Justice, and Care of Creation (RJCC) Team on the Presiding Bishop's Staff. As a part of their work with RJCC, the corps member will support programs such as Sacred-Ground: A Film Based Series on Race and Faith, providing input on the development of materials for youth and young adults. They will work with staff on the Racial Justice Healing Inventory, the Episcopal Asset Map and get experience with grant processes both through UTO and Becoming Beloved Community in addition to collaborating on new initiatives for UTO. The intern can choose some projects of interest to them and their future. Our hope is that the RJCC team and this internship will build skills, build capacity, and build resumes.