Focus on Housing: On the Road in East Durham

Donors and community leaders joined Foundation staff for two simultaneous bus tours of East Durham in early March, one based on Education and the other on Housing. The following story is one writer’s account of the Housing tour. To view a photo-journalistic account of the Education tour, please click here. … Continued

Second Helpings: Aiming to Break the Cycle

Drew Doll applied for 138 different jobs in the 30 days after he was released from prison. ​“One-hundred-thirty-seven said no,” Doll said, “But I kept at it.” ​He landed an accounting job and started putting his life back together. But he was troubled by the experience he had, one that’s … Continued

Solving the Problem of Generational Poverty

About two years ago, Kirby Jones and Albert Fisher started talking about the problem of generational poverty. Both men lead nonprofits in Wake County designed to help the poor, but their separate efforts didn’t seem to make lasting change. For years, nonprofit organizations have used a siloed method, Jones said, … Continued