Previous Host Site Organizations
Since the youth leadership program began in 2008, the Initiative has partnered with 74 host organizations in 41 counties and served 252 youth participants. Host organizations have included community development corporations, conservation organizations, and credit unions, among others.

  • A Positive Vision, Forsyth County
  • Bennett College Center for Entrepreneurship, Guilford County
  • Blue Springs Hoke County CDC, Hoke County
  • Brick Capital CDC, Lee County
  • Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Henderson County
  • Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, Cumberland County
  • Central Children’s Home, Granville County
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Youth Forward, Orange County
  • Cleveland County Community Development Corp., Cleveland County
  • Coastal Community Action Inc., Carteret County
  • Columbus County DREAM Center Inc., Columbus County
  • Comm. Housing Dev. Corp. of MSI, Iredell County
  • Durham Community Land Trustees, Durham County
  • Eagle Market Streets Development Corp., Buncombe County
  • El Pueblo Inc., Wake County
  • Empowerment, Orange County
  • Experiment in Self-Reliance Inc., Forsyth County
  • Friendship CDC, Mecklenburg County
  • Gateway CDC, Vance County
  • Generations Community Credit Union, Vance County
  • Goler CDC Forsyth Lexington Housing CDC, Davidson County
  • Green Opportunities, Buncombe County
  • Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe, Halifax County
  • HandMade in America, Buncombe County
  • Henderson Weed and Seed, Vance County
  • Housing Assistance Corp., Henderson County
  • Institute for Emerging Issues/NCSU, Wake County
  • Kingdom CDC, Cumberland County
  • Kinston Teens, Lenoir County
  • Lakewood CDC, Mecklenburg County
  • Lexington Housing CDC, Davidson County
  • Lumbee Guaranty Bank, Robeson County
  • Lumbee Revitalization and CDC, Robeson County
  • Metropolitian Housing & CDC, Beaufort County
  • Millionaires In Training, Wake County
  • Monroe-Union County Community Development Corp., Union County
  • NC Association of CDC, Wake County
  • NC Community Action Association, Wake County
  • NC Cooperative Extension, Wake County
  • NC Indian Dev. Initiative, Robeson County
  • NC Minorty Support Center, Durham County
  • Northeastern Community Development Corp., Camden County
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Edgecombe County
  • Passage Home, Wake County
  • Pembroke Tourism Board, Robeson County
  • Philippi COC CDC, Pitt County
  • Prosperity Unlimited Inc., Cabarrus County
  • Quality of Life Association, Hertford County
  • Randolph Cty Econ. Dev/Tourism Authority, Randolph County
  • Rebuilding Broken Places CDC, Wayne County
  • River City CDC, Pasquotank County
  • Robeson County CDC, Robeson County
  • Rocky Mount OIC, Nash County
  • Rocky Mount/Edgecombe CDC, Nash County
  • Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity, Rutherford County
  • Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority, Rutherford County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Bertie County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Northampton County
  • Self Help Credit Union, Pitt County
  • Southeastern N.C. Community Development Corp., Nash County
  • Swain County Chamber of Commerce, Swain County
  • Swey Community, Robeson County
  • The Center for Rural Innovation, Mitchell County
  • The Institute, Durham County
  • The Scrap Exchange, Durham County
  • Unity Builders, Guilford County
  • Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity, Surry County
  • Warren Family Institute, Warren County
  • White Oak CDC, Johnston County
  • White Oak Foundation, Wake County
  • Wilson Comm. Improv. Assoc., Wilson County
  • Winston-Salem Urban League, Forsyth County
  • Yadkin Valley Economic Development, Yadkin County
  • Young Black Males Leadership Alliance, Mecklenburg County

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