Latino Educational Achievement Partnership
Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers Latino and other children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high-quality preschool and on-going support through middle school. Learn more at LEAP.
Uniting NC: Code the Dream Program
Uniting NC's innovative Code the Dream program provides a gateway to tech industry for minority and immigrant youth. In the first months, students learn to code their first app. They learn from mentors in the tech industry, meet startup founders and get a sense for how they could make their own dreams a reality-by working on real world projects to benefit the community and learning what it means to be a professional software developer or one day start their own business. Learn more at Code the Dream.
Me Fine Foundation, Inc.
Me Fine Foundation, Inc. partners with case workers from Duke & UNC Children's Hospitals to provide financial assistance and emotional support for families in need, improving outcomes in pediatric care. Learn more at http://www.mefinefoundation.org.
Note in the Pocket
The mission of Note in the Pocket is to provide clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. Note in the Pocket believes it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educationaland social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. Learn more at Note in the Pocket.
Alliance Medical Ministry and Passage Home, Inc.
2017 was the first year we asked finalist to work together on a common goal. Alliance Medical Ministry whose mission is to provide access to comprehensive primary care to working, uninsured adults living in Wake County and Passage Home whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty for the communities we serve in Wake County by connecting families and neighborhoods to resources and opportunities. They both focused on community gardening that aligned well with our Food Insecurity category. Learn more about each of these organizations at Alliance Medical Ministry and Passage Home.
Farmer Foodshare's mission is to make fresh, local food available to everyone in our community and to ensure the farmers growing it make a healthy living. Learn more at Farmer Foodshare.