Previous Host Site Organizations

Since the youth leadership program began in 2008, the Initiative has partnered with 68 host organizations in 41 counties and served 230 youth participants.

2017

  • Center for Economic Empowerment & Development, Cumberland County
  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center, Columbus County
  • Eagle Market Streets Development Corp., Buncombe
  • El Pueblo Inc., Wake County
  • Green Opportunities, Buncombe County
  • Housing Assistance Corporation, Vance County
  • Kinston Teens, Inc
  • Monroe Union Community Development Corp., Union County
  • NC Cooperative Extension, Wake County
  • NC Community Action Association, Wake County
  • Passage Home Inc., Wake County
  • Pembroke Tourism Board, Robeson County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Bertie County
  • The Scrap Exchange, Durham County
  • Swey Community, Robeson County
  • The Institute, Durham County
  • Young Black Males Leadership Alliance, Mecklenburg County

2016

  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Coastal Community Action Inc., Carteret County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center, Columbus County
  • Durham Community Land Trustees, Durham County
  • El Pueblo Inc., Wake County
  • EmPOWERment Inc., Orange County
  • Green Opportunities, Buncombe County
  • Institute for Emerging Issues/North Carolina State University, Wake County
  • Kingdom Community Development Corp., Harnett County
  • Monroe Union Community Development Corp., Union County
  • NC Community Action Association, Wake County
  • Passage Home Inc., Wake County
  • Prosperity Unlimited Inc., Cabarrus County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity
  • Self Help Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Tides Center – Chapel Hill/Carrboro Youth Forward, Orange County
  • The Institute, Durham County
  • Young Black Males Leadership Alliance, Mecklenburg County

2015

  • Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Henderson County
  • CEED Cumberland Center for Community Action, Robeson County
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Youth Forward, Orange County
  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Coastal Community Action Inc., Carteret County
  • El Pueblo Inc., Wake County
  • EmPOWERment Inc., Orange County
  • Green Opportunities, Buncombe County
  • Housing Assistance Corp., Henderson County
  • Institute for Emerging Issues/North Carolina State University, Wake County
  • Lexington Housing Community Development Corp., Davidson County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • Metropolitian Housing & CDC, Beaufort County
  • Monroe Union Community Development Corp., Union County
  • Passage Home Inc., Wake County
  • Prosperity Unlimited Inc., Cabarrus County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Northampton County
  • The Institute, Durham County
  • Young Black Males Leadership Alliance, Mecklenburg County

2014

  • Bennett College Center for Entrepreneurship, Guilford County
  • Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, Cumberland County
  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Coastal Community Action Inc., Carteret County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center Inc., Columbus County
  • EmPOWERment Inc., Orange County
  • Experiment in Self-Reliance Inc., Forsyth County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Lexington Housing Community Development Corp., Davidson County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • N.C. Community Action Association, Wake County
  • NCIMED Durham Passage Home Inc., Wake County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp., Wayne County
  • Robeson County Community Development Corp., Robeson County
  • Southeastern N.C. Community Development Corp., Nash County
  • Winston-Salem Urban League, Forsyth County

2013

  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center Inc., Columbus County
  • EmPOWERment Inc., Orange County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Durham County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Vance County
  • Goler Community Development Corp., Forsyth County
  • HandMade in America, Buncombe County
  • Lexington Housing Community Development Corp., Davidson County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • Millionaires in Training, Wake County
  • Monroe-Union County Community Development Corp., Union County
  • N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, Durham County
  • Northeastern Community Development Corp., Camden County
  • Passage Home Inc., Wake County
  • Prosperity Unlimited Inc., Cabarrus County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp., Wayne County
  • Robeson County Community Development Corp., Robeson County
  • Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority, Rutherford County
  • Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, Surry County

2012

  • Brick Capital CDC, Lee County
  • Center for Econ. Empowerment & Dev., Cumberland County
  • Cleveland County CDC, Cleveland County
  • EmPOWERment, Inc, Orange County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Vance County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Durham County
  • Goler CDC Forsyth Lexington Housing CDC, Davidson County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • Millionaires in Training, Wake County
  • NCACDC, Wake County
  • NCIMED, Durham County
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Edgecombe County
  • Passage Home, Inc, Wake County
  • Randolph Cty Econ. Dev/Tourism Authority, Randolph County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • Robeson County CDC, Robeson County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Pitt County
  • The Center for Rural Innovation, Mitchell County
  • Unity Builders, Inc, Guilford County
  • Warren Family Institute, Vance County
  • Warren Family Institute, Warren County

2011

  • CEED, Cumberland County
  • Cleveland County CDC, Cleveland County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center, Columbus County
  • Comm. Housing Dev. of MSI, Iredell County
  • Durham Community Land Trustees, Durham County
  • EmPOWERment, Inc., Orange County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Durham County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Housing Assistance Corporation, Henderson County
  • Lakewood CDC, Mecklenburg County
  • Lumbee Revitalization and Community Dev., Robeson County
  • Monroe-Union County CDC, Union County
  • NCACDC, Wake County
  • NCIMED, Durham County
  • Passage Home, Inc., Wake County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • Robeson County CDC, Robeson County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Pitt County
  • Swain County Chamber of Commerce, Swain County
  • Unity Builders, Inc., Guilford County

2010

  • A Positive Vision, Forsyth County
  • Blue Springs-Hoke County CDC, Hoke County
  • Brick Capital CDC, Lee County
  • CEED, Cumberland County
  • Central Children’s Home, Granville County
  • Cleveland County CDC, Cleveland County
  • Comm. Housing Dev. Corp. of MSI, Iredell County
  • Durham County Land Trustees, Durham County
  • EmPOWERment CDC, Orange County
  • Friendship CDC, Mecklenburg County
  • Gateway CDC, Vance County
  • Goler CDC, Forsyth County
  • Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe, Halifax County
  • HandMade in America, Buncombe County
  • Lexington Housing CDC, Davidson County
  • Lumbee Revitalization and CDC, Robeson County
  • Millionaires In Training, Wake County
  • Monroe-Union County CDC, Union County
  • NC Association of CDC, Wake County
  • NC Institute of Min. Econ. Dev., Durham County
  • NC Minorty Support Center, Durham County
  • Northeastern CDC, Camden County
  • Passage Home, Wake County
  • Passage Home, Inc., Johnston County
  • Quality of Life Association, Hertford County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • River City CDC, Pasquotank County
  • Robeson County CDC, Scotland County
  • Rocky Mount/Edgecombe CDC, Nash County
  • Self-Help Credit Union, Pitt County
  • Unity Builders, Inc., Guilford County
  • Wilson Comm. Improv. Assoc., Wilson County
  • Yadkin Valley Economic Development, Yadkin County

2009

  • Blue Springs Hoke County CDC, Hoke County
  • Brick Capital CDC, Lee County
  • Cleveland County CDC, Cleveland County
  • EmPOWERment, Inc, Orange County
  • Gateway CDC, Vance County
  • Goler CDC, Forsyth County
  • Henderson Weed and Seed, Vance County
  • Kingdom CDC, Cumberland County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • Monroe-Union CDC, Union County
  • NCACDC, Wake County
  • NCIMED, Durham County
  • Passage Home, Inc, Wake County
  • Philippi COC CDC, Pitt County
  • QUOLA, Hertford County
  • White Oak Foundation, Wake County

2008

  • Cleveland CDC, Cleveland County
  • Empowerment, Inc., Orange County
  • Gateway CDC, Vance County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • NC Indian Dev. Initiative, Robeson County
  • Passage Home, Wake County
  • Philippi COC CDC, Pitt County
  • QUOLA, Hertford County
  • Rocky Mount OIC, Nash County
  • Warren Family Institute, Halifax County
  • White Oak CDC, Johnston County

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