About SER Promise
Our Story and Vision
Southeast Raleigh is rich in culture, diversity, and promise. There’s no part of the city with more potential to grow and add vitality to our region than Southeast Raleigh. We believe that positive and sustainable impacts can only be made if we all work together in a way much different than we have in the past. Over the past months, the YMCA of the Triangle assembled a group of volunteers to explore building a new facility in Southeast Raleigh. After talking with residents and other community stakeholders, they decided that it wasn’t enough to just build a Y, but that folks had a much bigger vision of collective impact. As such, a group of Raleigh residents are now working together to develop a solid foundation to support a collective vision for the future. The SER Promise “Project Task Force” is currently comprised of nonprofit professionals, business leaders, philanthropists, educators and more. Some of the groundwork has been established, but we still have lots of work to do to identify partners and determine how to move this important work forward. We have collectively outlined many of our challenges, met with groups around the country that are doing similar collective impact work, and have started to identify the ways that we can customize models that have been successful elsewhere to fit our community here in Southeast Raleigh.
Read HERE to learn more about Collective Impact and models from around the country.
The Southeast Raleigh Promise Project envisions a cradle-to-career pipeline of services and interventions to support the children and families of Southeast Raleigh.
We envision a site, along the Rock Quarry Road corridor, that has tangible, physical resources including a state-of-the-art YMCA with quality wellness facilities, a pre-K-5 school, safe and affordable housing for families, access to healthy food, and accessible spaces for recreation and play. While it takes a significant investment to build these physical resources, it takes an even greater investment to ensure that residents of Southeast Raleigh have an authentic and active role in shaping the way these resources serve the community. We are committed to that investment.