Southeast Raleigh Promise

Volunteer workers take a breath while loading a YMCA bus with food and supplies for delivery to a community served by Southeast Raleigh Promise in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Southeast Raleigh Promise is working toward a Purpose Built Community by “creating pathways out of poverty for the lowest-income residents, and building strong, economically diverse communities”. (purposebuiltcommunities.org)
Southeast Raleigh Promise volunteer Tamitha Brown, right, confers with Kim Shirley to determine the delivery order of food boxes to residents of an apartment complex in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Southeast Raleigh Promise is focused on a “cradle to career” approach to revitalizing the neighborhood through improved education and housing, community wellness, economic opportunity and leadership development.
Doris Brown, right, adjusts her younger sister Tia’s mask before delivering food boxes with Southeast Raleigh Promise in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Both girls have been volunteers early on as a result of their mother’s active role in the Southeast Raleigh community.
Jennifer Castillo works with Southeast Raleigh Promise to make door-to-door deliveries of food and books to the parents of Southeast Raleigh Elementary schoolchildren in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Southeast Raleigh Promise hopes to “dismantle the system and environment that perpetuated a cycle of intergenerational poverty and replace it with a system that allows for all people to thrive.”
A volunteer at the Interfaith Food Shuttle loads pre-prepared meals for delivery by Southeast Raleigh Promise volunteers to a neighborhood near Southeast Raleigh Elementary in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Southeast Raleigh Promise works closely with one community, the neighborhoods surrounding the Rock Quarry Road Corridor, to effect meaningful change for its 29,000 residents.
A member of the local YMCA staff brings food boxes to the door of a resident at an apartment complex in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. Southeast Raleigh Promise, the YMCA, the Interfaith Food Shuttle, and members of the National Guard worked together to address the needs of this community.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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