Highlighting 11 Black-Led Community Partners

Highlighting 11 Black-Led Community Partners

Activate Good would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on a handful of our Black-led Community Partners and their dynamic leaders. These executive directors show us every day what it means to be doing the work, and we support them. We encourage you to take a moment to learn more about these organizations, the critical work they do for the Triangle community, and consider volunteering or donating to their causes. (Please note, this is not a comprehensive list; we may add additional partners.)

Kids participate in an Art Intimacy program

Art Intimacy

Led by Sade Richardson

Art Intimacy understands and addresses the external factors students face – curating culturally relevant, creative, and collaborative arts experiences to improve the mental and educational health of youth participants.

Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina

Led by Dr. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis


The Alliance’s mission is to serve the community through compassionate nonjudgmental support, education, and care for the prevention of HIV/AIDS/STI. They offer a variety of services focused specifically on testing and meeting the needs of individuals living in our community with HIV.

SOAR Outreach

Led by Utica Cason


SOAR Outreach partners with the Wake County Public School System to provide kits to students that promote proper hygiene, self-esteem, and a desire to come to school.


Led by Barbara Parker & Eunice Sanders


Crayons2Calculators serves the educational and creative needs of students in Durham Public Schools by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers.

Meals on Wheels of Durham

Led by Jason Peace


Meals on Wheels Durham aims to enhance the quality of life for seniors, peoples with disabilities, and other eligible community members who are unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves. They deliver meals, offer personal interactions, and provide other complementary services.

Vets to Vets United

Led by Terry L. Morris


Vets To Vets United, Inc. (Veterinarians to Veterans United) was created to unite veterans and dogs for a common goal: improving and saving lives. Pairing veterans with dogs significantly improve a veteran’s life by providing companionship and saves the life of a dog facing euthanasia.

The Daniel Center

Led by Kirby Jones


The mission of The Daniel Center for Math and Science (The Daniel Center) is to narrow the education gap for at-risk and disadvantaged children. They aim to prepare and motivate young people to pursue a post-high school education through proven teaching, tutoring, and learning experiences.

TheGifted Arts

Led by Nicholé Morgan


Students from TheGifted Arts perform

TheGifted Arts hopes to strengthen the character, confidence and leadership skills of youth, empowering young people to be bold in their aspirations and become agents of social change in their communities. They encourage academic excellence and build confidence with students, with character-building techniques and the arts as a means of both creative expression and social-personal development.

StepUp Durham

Led by Syretta Hill


StepUp Durham offers free employment readiness training, personalized job coaching, employer referrals, and supportive services to job seekers.

Communities in Schools – Durham

Led by Crystal Avent


Established in 1992, Communities In Schools of Durham champions the use of evidence-based programs to help youth stay in school, graduate on time, and succeed in life.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Led by L. Ron Pringle


Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.

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