Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners. Our vision is of a world in which reading, learning, and access to information are considered rights, not privileges, so that all children thrive.
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 intensive training in software development to people from diverse low-income backgrounds. In CTD Labs, our coders work with experienced mentors to hone those skills by building apps and technology platforms for a range of startups, nonprofits, and government clients. The ultimate aim of Code the Dream is to create a unique win-win, where our coders gain real experience building apps that make the world a little better place and then use that experience to launch new careers with enormous opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Families Moving Forward helps families in the crisis of homelessness find their way home. They provide temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes.
Habitat for Humanity partners with families to create better, healthier, more financially stable lives. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.
Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds homes for families in need. Homes are sold with low interest mortgages. Homeowners make monthly payments, which are set at 30% or less of their income, making homeownership an affordable reality.
In addition to building new homes, Habitat also partners with families who live in non-Habitat homes to assist them in making repairs to their homes, such as exterior painting, siding repairs, or cleaning, repairing, or installing ramps and handrails, etc. By offering repairs as well as new construction, Habitat ensures the most cost-efficient means of providing affordable and safe homes.
Habitat for Humanity is a private nonprofit organization that is funded through the generosity of local individuals, businesses, faith organizations, and foundations. Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has served over 300 families.
L’Arche North Carolina is an emerging community for adults with and without intellectual developmental disabilities. Their goal is to establish and open the first L’Arche home/community in North Carolina in 2024.
L’Arche is a federation of communities throughout the world. L’Arche makes explicit the dignity of every human being by building inclusive communities of faith and friendship where people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live life together. At L'Arche, meals are shared, friendships are made, and every unique gift is celebrated.
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.
Our Mission: to create opportunities for adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and the life-changing Reality of Christ’s love. Reality Ministries is rooted in the all-inclusive love of Jesus and the belovedness of every person. Our community includes all sorts of difference…ability, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, theological perspective, socioeconomic status, citizenship, language. Committed to fostering a community of respect and standing against all forms of discrimination, we seek to be a community of welcome where inherent dignity is affirmed, diverse gifts are celebrated, and sacredness of every person is valued.
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. They provide guests lodging, meals, supportive programs, transportation, and a caring support network. They serve families from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond, helping them rest, heal, and gather strength when they need it most.
Founded in 1994, SEEDS is a two-acre urban garden and kitchen classroom in the heart of Durham. SEEDS develops the capacity of young people to respect life, the earth, and each other through growing, cooking, and sharing food. Developing the capacity of young people includes responsibility, teamwork, leadership, environmental stewardship, equity, community, problem solving and experiential learning. Our whole-child educational programming incorporates growing, cooking and sharing food to help young people become resourceful and confident individuals with the capacity and commitment to be future leaders in their workplaces, their families, and their communities.
Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) engages the community of Northern Durham and provides a place for those within the community to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and to develop agricultural skills. UCAN has donated over 30,000lbs of fresh vegetables and fruits, through local harvesting and gleaning events sponsored by the Society of St. Andrews. UCAN provides opportunities for a diverse group of board members and volunteers. UCAN has grown a partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) which has led to the creation and development of the Catawba Trail Farm.