Great Human Race Participating Agencies 2010

Air Force ROTC Detachment 585 (Duke University)
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
American Dance Festival
American Red Cross Club at UNC-CH
American Red Cross Durham
The Arc of Durham County
The Arc of Orange County
Bell-Yeager FWB Church
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
Blue Ribbon Mentoring
Carnivore Preservation Trust
Carrington Middle School
CASTLE/Medical Foundation of NC
Center for Student Success
Central Regional Hospital (formerly John Umstead Hospital)
Chapel Hill Service Learning Center
Child Care Matters
Coalition to Unchain Dogs
Commissioned Officers Association
Council for Senior Citizens
Daughters Without Dads
Duke Cancer Patient Support Program
Duke Children's Primary Care Reach Out and Read
Duke Hospital Volunteer Services
Durham Companions
Durham County Cooperative Extension
Durham Jaycees
Durham School of the Arts PTSA
FairVote North Carolina
Flashes of Hope
Follow the Child Montessori School
FoodBank of CENC
Freedom House Recovery Center
George Watts Montessori Magnet PTA
Hearing Loss Assoc. of America, Durham County Chapter
Independent Animal Rescue
InStepp Inc
Jack and Jill of America (Durham Chapter)
Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties
Junior Leadership Durham
Lakeview School
Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
Love of God Missionary Baptist Church
Manbites Dog Theater
Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
Maureen Joy Charter School
Montessori Children's House of Durham
Morehead Montessori
Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church for Durham Rescue Mission
Mt. Zion Christian Church
Museum of Life and Science
Muslim American Outreach Society - Raleigh Chapter
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation - Carolinas Chapter
National Fabry Disease Foundation
National Farm Worker Ministry
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
North Carolina Prevention Partners
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center
Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Overcoming Obstacles
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Weekday School
Urban Hope Team
Urban Ministries of Durham
Volunteer Center of Durham
WoMen in Action for the Prevention of Violence
Y. T. Christian Academy
SeeSaw Studios

Abundant Hope Christian Church
Abundant Hope Christian Church, under the leadership of Pastor
Mark-Anthony Middleton, has been a beacon of light in the community since
2003.  We partner with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Durham
and Mt. Sylvan United Methodist church to serve the homeless.  In additon,
we fellowship regularly with residents of the Ronald McDonald House and
provide a meal during our visit.  Our outreach in the community also
includes monthly visits with the residents of the Durham Ridge Assisted
Living facility.  During the visits, we have a time of praise, worship and

American Red Cross Club at UNC-CH

American Red Cross Durham

AFAR - American Foundation for Aging Research

The Arc of Durham County

The Arc is committed to improving the welfare of children and adults with
developmental disabilities and their families.  The Arc works in the public
and private sectors on the local, state and national levels so that our
constituents have opportunities to live, learn, work and play in the
mainstream of society.

The Arc of Orange County
The Arc of Orange County works with and for people who have or are at risk
for having developmental disabilities. We strive to provide quality
support to the individual, their family and the community in which they
live. Additionally, The Arc seeks to promote the full participation of our
clients in all areas of life in our community.  The Arc seeks to
accomplish this through advocacy, education, and community collaboration.

Augustine Literacy Project
The Augustine Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide
free, long-term, one-to-one instruction in reading, writing and spelling
to low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills.

Big Brothers and Big Brothers of the Triangle
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth
mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in
one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive
relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young
people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 6 through 14, in
communities across the country - including ours right here in the

Blue Ribbon Mentoring

Carnivore Preservation Trust
The Carnivore Preservation Trust is a wildlife sanctuary providing a home
for approximately 80 animals representing several threatened and
endangered species.  By offering tours of our facility, lectures and
presentations by our staff, and volunteer opportunities, we help educate
the public about these magnificent animals and their importance to our
quality of life on Earth.

Carrington Middle School Atletics and Band

CASTLE/Medical Foundation of NC
The mission of the Center for Acquisition of Spoken language Through
Listening Enrichment (CASTLE) is two-fold.  CASTLE is dedicated to
providing quality auditory-oral early intervention and preschool services
to children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.  CASTLE
teaches, encourages, empowers, and supports the parents as the primary
teachers of their young children, in order to promote healthy
parent/caregiver bonding and to maximize the amount of time a child spends
in a language-rich environment.
CASTLE provides this model program in order offer educational
opportunities to professionals and university students in the form of
workshops and in-services as well as practicum experience on-site in the
field of auditory oral deaf education.

Center for Student Success
Success in Mind utilizes the groundbreaking framework developed by
renowned pediatrician, Dr. Mel Levine, to deliver Learning Profiles,
Learning Plans, and ongoing care to students in grades 1-12. Center for
Student Success, the parent organization of Success in Mind, also uses
this neurodevelopmental framework to train other clinicians.

Central Regional Hospital (formerly John Umstead Hospital)
Central Regional Hospital is one of three state supported psychiatric
facilities in NC which offers services to patients and families in the
central area of the state.  As a Volunteer Services office, we offer
volunteer opportunities for the greater community to interact with our
patients for learning and to contribute to services offered by making
their days a little brighter through enrichment activities.

Child Care Matters
CCM is a non-profit “Membership” corporation formed to preserve and
continue the operation of the former Holy Family Daycare Center, by
maintaining the integrity of its staff and parent community. CCM seeks to
provide high quality child-care and age-appropriate education, with
special emphasis on extending this opportunity to children of
low-to-middle income families. CCM is a full-time, star-rated, preschool
child-care facility, duly licensed by the North Carolina Department of
Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development

Chapel Hill TEACCH Center
TEACCH is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for
individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders.
TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent
training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups,
individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported
employment.  In addition, TEACCH conducts training nationally and
internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care
providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Coalition to Unchain Dogs

Commissioned Officers Association

Communities in Schools

Council for Senior Citizens
The mission of the center is to enhance the lives of older adults through education,
recreation, nutrition and social services in welcoming community settings.

Crayons2Calculators The Durham Teachers Warehouse Corporation

Crayons2Calculators (C2C) is a student-run 501c3 non-profit organization
that gives free school supplies to Durham Public School teachers. Durham
classrooms are underfunded and under equipped and Durham teachers can end
up spending up to $500 per year out of their own pockets on supplies.
Since the Spring of 2006, students from Duke and UNC Chapel Hill have
worked to provide over 500 teachers more than $30,000 of free supplies.
The Durham Teacher Warehouse is located at 109 East Chapel Hill Street.

Daughters Without Dads

The purpose of Daughter without Dads support network is to provide
counseling, assistance and spiritual guidance for adolescent and adult
women based on Christian biblical values.  We offer several educational
resources to help bring balance in adjusting to living and/or growing up
without a father or other positive male influence in the household and/or
community.   Our goal is to establish physical, mental, emotional and
financial well-being with our clients by equipping, empowering,
supporting, and educating them to not just survive but to succeed in life!
Our primary focus areas are:  Domestic violence awareness and prevention,
Unplanned pregnancy awareness and prevention, High school/GED graduation,
Self-esteem and Life skills (wealth management, hygiene, interviewing

Dispute Settlement Center

Our mission is to promote and bring about the peaceful settlement of
disputes and prevent the escalation of conflict through mediation,
facilitation, conciliation, and training.

Duke Children's Primary Care Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is a pediatric clinic based early literacy program
which supports underserved children 6 months through 5 years of age.   At
each well child visit, we provide new books to help families build a home
library and age appropriate guidance about booksharing.  The program
supports the development of early literacy skills which in turn supports
school success and development of self-esteem.

Duke Hospital Volunteer Services

The Duke Hospital Volunteer Services serves to place community members in
one or more of the 30 plus programs throughout the hospital.  We strive to
provide volunteers to these areas in order to touch the lives of our
patients, their family members, visitors and staff in hopes of creating a
more comfortable and caring atmosphere for them.  Our volunteers are vital
to the care we do provide to our patients on a regular basis.

Durham Central Park
Durham Central Park, Inc.'s mission is to create and sustain a unique
urban park to engage the Durham community.  We accomplish this mission by
focusing our efforts on: 1) Natural Beauty; 2) Public Art; 3) Community
Events; and 4) Recreation.

Durham Companions
The mission of Durham Companions, Inc. is to provide one-on-one mentoring
services for at-risk and adjudicated youth to help foster their social,
educational and cultural development in order that they become productive
citizens in their community.

Durham County Cooperative Extension

Durham County Cooperative Extension is a program of the NC Cooperative
Extension & Durham County Government.  Cooperative Extension provides
residents easy access to the resources & expertise of NC State University
and NC A&T State University through educational programs, publications, &
events; delivering  unbiased, research-based informtion to Durham County

Durham County DSS Volunteer Program

Durham Literacy Center

The Durham Literacy Center (DLC) works to assist Durham County adults
achieve personal goals and experience positive life change through
increased literacy.  We help under-educated adults gain the reading,
writing, math, English language, and educational credentials (GED) to earn
a living wage. In addition, as computer literacy becomes the 4th
proficiency, we are increasingly seeking ways to integrate technology into
our instructional programs – not technology for technology’s sake – but
technology to accelerate the achievement of literacy goals.  Our primary
programs are Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and
Teen Career Academy.

Durham Jaycees

Our mission is to provide young people the opportunity to develop personal
and leadership skills through local community service and organizational
involvement while expanding the Jaycee movement. We support local charities through profits
raised annually at our Durham Jaycees Haunted House. In addition, we support the
NC Jaycees Burn Center with proceeds raised through a spaghetti dinner held
in the spring.  We have multiple other volunteer activities that support the local
community. For example, in December we provide money and volunteer our time to take the
the children of the Genesis Home shopping to purchase holiday gifts for their family
members. The Durham Jaycees contribute time, money and in-kind donations exceeding
$20,000 to more than 30 different charitable organizations every year.

Durham School of the Arts PTSA

Easley Elementary School PTA

The purpose of the Easley Elementary School PTA is to promote the health
and welfare of children and youth in our school and community. We are
committed to working with the school and community to provide quality
education for all children and youth and to offer our students the
highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education. Our
participation in The Great Human Race will support our goal of improving
the outdoor play environments at Easley Elementary School.
El Centro Hispano
Elata Foundation
Elata's mission is to advance research into TMS for treatment of
depression, to promote awareness and education into the emerging
technology of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and to give hope to
those debilitated by depression who have found no treatment that works
besides TMS.

FairVote North Carolina
FairVote seeks the America articulated in the Declaration of Independence,
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King’s “I have a
dream” speech: we are created equal, government is of, by and for the
people, and it is time to make real the promise of democracy.  While
FairVote acts to support bold, but achievable reforms like universal voter
registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting
and proportional representation, we believe long-term change flows from
the bottom upward. The principles guiding our work to achieve an authentic
democracy rest upon the principles of democracy itself.  We engage
citizens through public education to understand current election methods.
We empower our community (or “the young community”) to advance toward
universal access to electoral/political participation, a full spectrum of
meaningful choices, and majority rule with fair representation.

Follow the Child Montessori School

Our school serves ages 18 mo-12 years following the philosphy of Maria
Montessori. Community Connections is our family based community service
program. Money raised will support our annual international project.

FoodBank of CENC

The Food Bank Of Central & Eastern NC provides food and services to 34
counties in NC. We proudly do this through the work of 900 Partner
agencies that help us provide meals to nearly 450,000 people. Our 5
branches are located in Durham, Raleigh, Sandills, Greenville, and

Freedom House Recovery Center
Since 1974, Freedom House Recovery Center has been committed to making a
difference in the lives of people with substance abuse, addiction and
mental illness.  We believe that people can recover and live a rich life,
and we have created an atmosphere in which growth and recovery become
attainable goals.  In fiscal year 2007/2008, Freedom House served 6,048
clients through our array of services including long and short term
residential facilities, outpatient programs and crisis services. We offer
a full array of services in Orange, Durham, Person and Chatham counties,
as well as operate outpatient clinics in other central North Carolina

George Watts Montessori Magnet PTA
We're the parent and teacher organization for a magnet elementary school
in Durham. We're a Title 1 school, with nearly 60% of our students on Free
and Reduced Lunch. We also have a highly diverse student body, with over
40% Hispanic students, 28% African-American students, and 21% white

Grow And Share is an organization fighting hunger from the ground up(TM) by
growing interest in food education, gardening, and community building
through harvest sharing. Grow And Share helps communities help themselves.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is a non-profit housing organization that
believes decent housing is a matter of conscience and action. Founded in
1985, Habitat builds homes for working families in Durham whose housing is
unsound, unsafe or overcrowded. Habitat builds new homes and sells them at
no interest. The no-interest loan as well as donations of time and money
allow Habitat to offer an affordable morgage payment to families who don't
qualify for taditional mortgages. Owning a safe, decent, affordable home
offers families hope and allows them to build equity for the future!
Habitat for Humanity for Wake County
Habitat for Humanity for Wake County develops partnerships to build healthy, affordable
homes with and for God's people in need, promotes self-reliance through
home ownership m affirms the dignity of the family, and creates sustainable communities.

Hearing Loss Assoc. of America, Durham County Chapter

Independent Animal Rescue
IAR is an all-volunteer, 501(c) 3 registered, non-profit organization
dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of homeless,
injured and unwanted cats and dogs in the triangle area.  Because IAR is a
volunteer based group with no paid positions, 100% of all donations go
directly to animal needs such as food, foster care, transportation and
medical attention.

IAR recognizes that the answer to ending the pet overpopulation crisis is
through aggressive spay/neuter programs.  IAR has two such programs.
Owned pets are a large source of the overpopulation problem, and IAR's
community spay/neuter program (C-SNP, pronounced See-Snip) targets low
income individuals who are either unable or unwilling to pay for the costs
associated with pet sterilization. IAR provides the financing for
sterilization and transportation for community owned pets to and from the
veterinary appointment.  Unowned cats are also a large source of pet
overpopulation, and thus, IAR developed and maintains a
Trap/Neuter/Release Program where unowned feral cats are sterilized and
returned to their outdoor living situation to live out their lives without
reproducing.  Friendly cats and kittens are rescued from these colonies
and taken into foster care to be placed in loving homes.

In summary, IAR is a non-profit organization devoted to reducing the pet
overpopulation crisis and rescuing and finding homes for homeless dogs and
cats across the Triangle Region

InStepp Inc

InStepp Inc provides gender-specific training, educational and prevention
services to adult and adolescent at-risk females that range from
therapeutic life-skills workshops to basic employment services, including
job search assistance and mentoring support.  Our mission is to improve
the quality of life of at-risk females.

Jack and Jill of Durham
Jack and Jill of Durham is Mom's club that provides cultural, academic and
personal enrichment for children in pre-k-grade 12.  The foundation of
Jack and Jill provides scholarships and school and personal supplies for
area young people.

Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties
The Junior League works with various agencies in the community.  Our focus
is helping children develop to their fullest potential.  Within this
focus, we work with the Museum of Life and Science as well as the DPLC.
We also work where needed for single day events in the community.

Junior Leadership Durham
JLD is a program designed to provide high school sophomores (representing
all Durham public and private high schools as well as home schooled
students) with an in-depth knowledge of the Durham community and to assist
them in developing their leadership skills, recognizing that the youth of
today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute is a non-profit organization that started in June 2003
when Ned Dibner, a middle school student at the time, noticed kids in his
class were falling behind without the use of a home computer.  Ned and his
dad, Mark, began rebuilding donated computers in their basement in June
2003 and had finished 50 systems by the end of the summer.  All the
systems went to honor roll students at Ned's school who did not have home
computers.  Since 2003, Kramden has awarded out over 2,500 refurbished
computers, which has helped roughly 10,000 people in over 17 counties in
NC cross the digital divide.  Computer donations come from big
corporations like LabCorp and individuals in the community like you and
me.  The Kramden team dreams that someday Kramden will grow to be a
national organization helping kids across the country who work hard in
school, but do not have home computers cross that digital divide.
Students are nominated by teachers, prinicpals and school counselors.  To
qualify for a free Kramden computer they must be identified as a
hardworking K-12 student without a home computer.  To find out more about
Kramden, please visit our website at  Help us help the
kids of your community!

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
Love of God Missionary Baptist Church
The chuch is dedicated to christian education and evangelizing.   It gives to those in need
and offers counseling.  Visiting the sick and shut in is also included in the things we do.

Manbites Dog Theater

Manbites Dog Theater, a professional non-profit theater company founded in
Durham in October 1987, serves the Triangle area of central North
Carolina. Manbites Dog's purpose is to produce new and challenging
theatrical events; showcase and nurture developing playwrights, directors,
actors, and artists; facilitate cross-disciplinary and cross-community
projects; and help strengthen this region's theatrical community.

Masonic Home for Children at Oxford

The Masonic Home for Children exists to care for disadvantaged and
neglected children. They are being sponsored in the 2009 GHR by the 2008
Little Miss North Carolina Pageant Court (

Maureen Joy Charter School

We are a small public charter school that serve minority students - low
income, high risk students.

ME³ stands for Motivate, Educate, Empower, and Engage. We envision a world
in which every individual realizes and exercises his or her potential to
make a difference in the community. Through outreach, education, and
service, we promote volunteerism and helping others. Our goal is to help
create a permanent culture of caring and community involvement in North
Carolina and beyond.

Montessori Children's House of Durham
The Montessori Children's House of Durham is a pre-3 to grade 6 school
that follows the philosophy of Maria Montessori.  Besides academic
learning, the children work on becoming respectful, independent,
courteous, and peaceful members of society.

Morehead Montessori
We are a Pre-K through 5th grade magnet school for Durham Public Schools.

Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church for Durham Rescue Mission

Mt. Zion Christian Church

Mt. Zion Christian Church is a non-denominational, multicultural, family
church with a holistic approach that proclaims the full gospel message of
Jesus Christ. It is  the home of Victory Through Faith and Conquering
Through Faith television ministries, Mt. Zion Christian Academy, Daycare
and Pre-school, Hosanna Rhema Bible College and Word of Excellence Beauty
College to name a few.

Museum of Life and Science

The mission of Museum of Life + Science is to create a place of lifelong
learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science
as a way of knowing about themselves, their community and their world.  We
have an unyielding commitment to providing experiences and environments
where people:

    * participate in joyful, enlightening experiences that nurture a sense
of wonder, touch the heart, and expand the mind;
    * recognize that the results of scientific inquiry and technological
innovation profoundly influence the way we work, communicate with one
another, stay healthy, and play;
    * adapt to changes in the workplace and in everyday life by acquiring
skills shared by the sciences and the arts;
    * act as informed and effective citizens of our communities,
addressing the challenges that face society.

Muslim American Outreach Society - Raleigh Chapter

The Muslim American Society (MAS) is a charitable, religious, social,
cultural, and educational, not-for-profit organization. The mission of the
MAS youth branch in Raleigh, NC is "To move young people to strive for
God-consciousness and social justice and convey Islam with utmost
clarity."  Community service is an integral part of MAS activities.  The
Raleigh Chapter has had a busy year and has been involved with Habitat for
Humanity, a University book drive, meat donations to the Food bank and
area needy families, UNC and Duke University service days, Masjid
beautification, and volunteering at a soup kitchen in Durham.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation - Carolinas Chapter
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter seeks a cure, mproved
treatment, and provides information to people with myasthenia gravis
through research, education, and community programs.

National Fabry Disease Foundation

National Farm Worker Ministry
National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) is an interfaith organization that
supports farm workers as they organize for empowerment, justice, and

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Our Mission is to make North Carolina safe from gun violence through the
education of the public about preventing gun violence, the enforcement of
current gun laws, and the enactment of needed new laws.

North Carolina Central University Academic Service Learning Program

North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center

NCTRC provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with

Oak Grove Animal Sanctuary

Provides a permanent home for 200 rescued cats, most of whom are not
adoptable and would have faced death at the local shelters or in the wild.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit, volunteer agency
which has been serving the community since 1974. Our primary focus is to
provide services for survivors of sexual assault and community education
on awareness and prevention of sexual violence.

Our services are confidential and include: a 24-hour crisis intervention
service that provides support and assistance to survivors of sexual
assault, their families, and friends; information and referrals concerning
the law enforcement, medical, and legal processes; support groups and
individual counseling for sexual assault and child sexual abuse survivors;
programs on sexual assault awareness and prevention.

Overcoming Obstacles
Overcoming Obstacles is a non profit organization that gives support to
low-income single mothers, enabling them to have a smooth transition from
poverty to economic self-sufficiency

Pearsontown Elementary PTA
The Pearsontown Elementary PTA works to provide a healthy and enriched
learning environment for our students. Our goal is to support the
students, faculty, and staff at Pearsontown in all aspects of school life.
We are currently fundraising for a track on our campus that will be a
significant asset to the school.

Reality Ministries
Reality Ministries is a community based, inter-church youth ministry
organization. Staff and volunteers are committed to developing
relationships with young people, especially those who are marginalized and
at-risk, by serving at The Reality Center and on school campuses and
through participating in multi-faceted programs.  The Reality Center is
open after school for tutoring, activity groups and programs, basketball,
Wii, and other activities.  Reality also serves teens and adults with
developmental disabilities with a weekly large group meeting and other
special activities, camps and outings.

Ronald McDonald House of Durham
The Ronald McDonald House provides children and their families a safe,
comfortable home while they are being treated at local hospitals.

Rubicon Foundation, Inc
The Rubicon Foundation is an organization undertaking projects that:
*Contribute to the interdependent dynamic between research, exploration,
science and education; *Improve the available resources for students,
professionals and the general public; and *Preserve the valuable natural
resources that are vital to future endeavors.
     Collaboration enhances outcomes by combining independent efforts to
form a single force working toward the realization of common goals. The
Rubicon Foundation is building a solid network of collaborators — public
and private businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities and
philanthropists. Their major focus is on the development of their "Rubicon
Research Repository" project.

Schoolhouse of Wonder
Since 1989 Schoolhouse of Wonder, a Durham based nonprofit organization,
has dedicated itself to providing opportunities for the people of the
Triangle region to connect with the Earth.  We offer classes in
environmental education and the cultural history of this area to further
connect students to our community.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization
that has served homeless cats and dogs of the Triangle Area of North Carolina since 1987.

SEEDS empowers low-income youth and families through gardening, teaching
respect for life, for earth and each other.  We have 2 acres of garden
space where community memebers have garden plots, teens grow produce to
sell at the Durham Farmers' Market and children learn how to grow their
own food.

Southern Coalition for Social Justice
SCSJ represents community-based organizations, providing legal,
organizing, research and media services to help organizations achieve
their goals.  We pursue issues of human rights on behalf of low-income and
minority communities.  In Durham we have numerous programs, including
"Create the Change Durham" an effort to foster greater civic participation
and engagement.

Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic
competitions for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual
disabilities in 20 Olympic-type sports in order they may develop physical
fitness, experience joy, demonstrate courage and share their gifts and
strengths with their friends, family and community.

Spring Valley Elementary School PTA
We are a brand new Elementary School in Durham.  We are currently housed
at Oak Grove and will be moving into our school after Christmas break.

STANDUP FOR KIDS is an all-volunteer orgnaization committed to assisting
homeless youth in the Trinagle Area.  We accomplish this through our
street outreach program; we go to the homeless youth providing meal
packets, hygiene kits, undergarments, socks, clothing, compassion and we
listen.  We are committed to helping each and every youth we encounter, we
show that we care and prove it every step of the way!

Stough Elementary School PTA
The Stough PTA was formed and exists to help out the administration of
Stough Elementary School with various fundraising activities to help
provide monetary and other resources  that they are currently lacking.
That has included playground equipment, computer lab equipment, and other


SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects) is a women’s service organization that serves underserved populations through one-day service projects, nine months of the year.  SWOOP volunteers accomplish large results in small periods of time.  SWOOPers have recently:

- planted a garden, built a boardwalk and installed benches at the Durham Center for Senior Life;

- worked on several houses in various stages of development with Chatham Habitat for Humanity;

- partnered with a coalition of six agencies – PLM Families Together, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolinas, Legal Aid/Farmworkers Unit, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, and NC Justice Center – to paint the interior of a house, collect yard debris and landscape the yard. 


Threshold Vision: Threshold affirms the dignity and worth of all members
by fostering an environment of acceptance, supportive relationships and
access to resources.  It provides the foundation from which new
experiences and attainment of one's full potential can occur.  Threshold
strives to be an exemplary model for the community while promoting
awareness of and appreciation for those among us living with mental
illness in Durham County.

Triangle Impact
Our mission is to connect residents of the Triangle with meaningful
projects for nonprofit community agencies.  We do this for busy
individuals by arranging fun projects that can be completed in a couple of
hours.  We also arrange corporate volunteer days.
Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Weekday School

Urban Hope
Urban Hope is a faith-based minsitry to urban youth and their families
primarily residing in the inner-city neighborhood of Walltown in Durham.
Urban Hope seeks to transform Walltown through personal presence (all our
staff in in the neighborhood) and proactive prevention to produce
productive community-based citizens.  We do this through entrepreneurial
and career development, financial literacy, leadership & spiritual
development, and recreation.

Urban Ministries of Durham

Volunteer Center of Durham

WoMen in Action for the Prevention of Violence

WoMen In Action for the Prevention of Violence works to address issues of
violence by teaching youth and adults conflict resolution, communication,
and anger management skills.  Its mediation center provides mediation
services to district, juvenile, and family courts and the community.
Mediation allows people to work out their conflicts through positive
communication and cooperation.

Y. T. Christian Academy

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