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‘Raise the Age’: Juvenile Justice Reforms Altered by North Carolina Senate

By: Associated Press Posted: May 16, 2024  RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More youths accused of serious crimes in North Carolina would be automatically tried in adult court in legislation that advanced through…

Raleigh Is Taking Climate Action!

Greenhouse gas emissions in Raleigh are below 2007 levels Updated 5/16/2024 Great news! Raleigh is taking considerable steps in climate action: The community has reduced greenhouse gas emissions below 2007…

Pavement Rejuvenation Can Help Reduce Urban Heat Islands

Updated 5/17/2024 On Tuesday, City Council authorized a $1 million contract with Pavement Technology to perform asphalt rejuvenation services. Besides cost savings, this can help reduce urban heat islands due…

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Unsheltered Homelessness Response Program Approved by City Council

Pilot program will support individuals living unsheltered in the City Updated 5/7/2024 Across the City, camps of people without a permanent home are growing. To tackle the many issues that…

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Education Has Become too Political, Focused on Wrong Things, Outgoing NC Superintendent Truitt Says

Politicians and news media focus too much on buzzwords and hot topics, she said, and they’re missing the point. May 7 2024 By Emily Walkenhorst Education has become too political and…

Controversial Immigration Bill Inches Closer to Becoming Law in North Carolina

By DeJuan Hoggard May 2, 2024 To watch the video reports click here. RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — In what would be the third attempt to push an immigration-related bill into law, House Bill…

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Wake County Libraries are a Step Closer to Getting Millions of Dollars in Funding

BY PATRICK THOMAS MAY 21, 2024 RALEIGH, N.C. — A $142 million library bond referendum is one step closer to being on the ballot in Wake County this fall. What You Need To…

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New Face Mask Bill in North Carolina Raises Concerns About Health and Safety

By Tom George May 21, 2024 RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — During the pandemic, restrictions called on the public to wear a mask to protect public safety. Now the North Carolina General…

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North Carolina’s Teachers’ Pay Rank Fell Last Year

May 8, 2024 Zachery Eanes Teachers in the state made an average $56,559 during the 2022-2023 school year, according to an analysis by the National Education Association. Why it matters: Raises for teachers…

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Efforts Delayed to Regulate “Forever Chemicals” in North Carolina

May 8, 2024 Zachery Eanes A regulatory board for environmental standards in North Carolina is delaying efforts to set new rules for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively known as “forever chemicals,” in ground…

Local Organizations

The City of Oaks Foundation

They believe that lives are made richer by nature and work to keep nature nearby for all to enjoy. As a home-town land conservancy, they work to preserve Raleigh's hidden natural treasures by acquiring land for parks, green ways, and nature preserves. They also work to connect children with nature by offering need-based financial assistance to families who can’t afford to enroll their kids in Raleigh’s outdoor summer camps and nature programs.

 

The Encouraging Place

Their mission is to create an environment of support and encouragement in an effort to dismantle racism and transform our city into a community that is inclusive of all people, regardless of race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

 

Bloomhere

BLOOMHERE is a nonprofit organization which provides women survivors of abuse, addiction, prostitution and trafficking a safe place to live and the space and resources to heal. They support the wellbeing of women so they may nurture their own resilience, as they provide opportunities for them to grow into a life of economic independence through our justice enterprise.

 

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.

 

Made4Me

Makes Personalized Items for Special Needs Kids. The endless search for unaffordable equipment that doesn’t fit a child’s needs is over.

S.O.A.R. Outreach

SOAR Outreach is a Wake County, North Carolina- based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering all youth, with increased accessibility and support for low-income and homeless youth and families. Established in 2014, SOAR Outreach has been addressing the lack of basic personal care and hygiene items among homeless youth, promoting health equity, closing the achievement gap, and enhancing the quality of life for children in marginalized communities. SOAR Outreach believes that by providing essential resources, educational support, and access to opportunities, they can help youth excel in their education, break the cycles of poverty, and build a brighter future.

Foundation for Health, Leadership, and Innovation

Launched in 1982 under the direction of rural health champion Dr. Jim Bernstein, the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is a nonprofit organization that develops and supports innovative, community-driven partnerships that build a healthier North Carolina through collaboration and respect.

 

Casa

Casa's mission is to provide access to stable, affordable housing for people who are homeless or at risk by developing and managing rental communities.

 

The Women's Center

The Women's Center is dedicated to serving and assisting marginalized, at-risk and homeless women seeking to break the cycle of trauma, abuse, violence, and homelessness. Through its comprehensive clinical and holistic services, women experience transformation that lends to behavioral and physical healthcare wellness, safe and permanent housing, and dignity. WC provides a safe, low barrier, client-centered and trauma-informed environment for at-risk and unsheltered women, where they can begin the stabilization and healing process.

 

The Junior League of Raleigh

The Junior League of Raleigh is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

 

NC Sustainable Energy Association

NC Sustainable Energy Association is a leading organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina's sustainable energy future. Our mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina.

Disability Rights North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy agency that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina. We handle cases involving discrimination, abuse and other rights violations. All of our services are at no cost to North Carolinians with disabilities. We are a private, independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a member of the National Disability Rights Network.

LGBT Center of Raleigh 

Mission: Our mission is to serve, empower, and advocate for the well-being of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.

Vision: We envision an inclusive world where LGBTQ+ people are thriving, equal, and valued members of society.

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