The SER YMCA is a partner within a Purpose Built Community lead by our community quarterback the Southeast Raleigh Promise. The mission for our Purpose Built Community is to end intergenerational poverty within the neighborhoods that comprise the Rock Quarry Road Corridor in Raleigh.
Each quarter, we assess our impact initiatives done through our YMCA and partners in the community. It is essential that our work correlate with our five Purpose Built Pillars: Health & Wellness, Cradle-to-Career Education, Mixed-Income Housing, Leadership Development, and Economic Opportunity.
Learn more about the Southeast Raleigh Promise and Purpose Built Model.
SER Impact Q4 2021
In 2021, we distributed 295,750 healthy meals (4,850 adults and 3,796 children) and engaged 300+ volunteers.$297,000 was deliberately spent with Black-owned/local farms to purchase the fresh produce, eggs, and meat at our bi-monthly food distributions.
SER Impact Q3 2021
Club ROAR, an afterschool enrichment program that works with community partners and teachers at SER Elementary School to provide tutorial services, recently received the Triangle’s Anti-Racism Accelerator Award. The award was given to the “most impactful, anti-racist programs in the Triangle”.
SER Impact Q2 2021
Our Juneteenth Celebration event included a black business expo that provided an opportunity for businesses to promote their products. For this event, the organizers were intentional about incorporating black-owned vendors including the food trucks, DJ, live music band, and bouncy houses.