We work with our neighbors to build the promise of a brighter future.
Systemic barriers, a history of racially biased policies, and a lack of equitable investment in Southeast Raleigh neighborhoods have prolonged intergenerational poverty for our residents.
As a local expression of the Purpose Built Communities model, we partner to create equitable opportunities that lead to improved outcomes for individuals, families, and children in our community.
How we Collaborate With Members of The Community
The foundation of our work is grounded in leadership development where all individuals, youth, and families are positive agents of change and are civically ready with the skills necessary to drive long-term individual and community success.
Mixed-Income Housing & Real Estate
We work to ensure access to safe, high-quality, and affordable housing for renters and homeowners.
Cradle to Career Education
We advocate for children to obtain an education that ensures social connectivity, self-efficacy, and post-secondary credentials with labor-market value.
We connect members of the community to employment, entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and economic advancement opportunities.
Health & Community Wellbeing
We are committed to addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes for residents.
Beacon Point Groundbreaking
On December 8, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of Beacon Point, along with Self Help Credit Union, Southeast Raleigh YMCA, and Advance Community Health.
Beacon Point will be a community hub designed to bring health and wellness, financial services, nonprofit and small business services, and other community resources to complement existing affordable housing, education, and wellness services in the neighboring community.
We are pleased to welcome Richard Johnson to Southeast Raleigh Promise as our new Director of Resource Development. Richard, 45, brings more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit realm to work for us as we position our organization for new avenues of outreach and engagement of people and partnerships, resources, and support. In…
To complete his to-do list before the first day of school as the new principal of Southeast Raleigh Elementary School, Lamar Hill hosted three Meet the Principal sessions, inviting parents and students into the school’s media center. “I really value the students and parents as thought partners,” Hill said. “I like hearing their perspective because…
The landscape of elementary education in Southeast Raleigh will look different when school re-starts for the 2023-24 school year. After 30 years in education, including nearly a decade as an elementary school principal in Southeast Raleigh, Cheryl Holland Fenner has retired. Fenner is a graduate of N.C. Central University, where she earned an undergraduate degree…
Our very own Yvette Holmes and Charles McCall have been named Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors as members of the Purpose Built Network. The Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors program is an eight-month fellowship program providing the staff of Purpose Built Network Members with tools, trainings, coaching, and peer-to-peer learning centered around racial equity. Purpose…
Our excitement is mounting as we advance the development of our Small-Scale Affordable Housing Project, an unprecedented opportunity to advance new solutions to creating affordable housing opportunities in Southeast Raleigh. Made possible with $2 million in funding from the City of Raleigh and $1 million from Wake County, we are the first non-profit organization to…
In October, ground was broken on Beacon Point, the final parcel to be developed at the Beacon Site located along Rock Quarry Road. The 32-acre site, now home to the Southeast Raleigh YMCA, Southeast Raleigh Elementary, and Beacon Ridge Apartments will soon be home to Beacon Point, a 43,000-sq-ft commercial-retail complex scheduled to open to…
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