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A graduate of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Peter Skillern has pursued a career dedicated to creatively and effectively addressing poverty and inequality in North Carolina and the nation.
Residents of Reinvestment Partners' Hotel to Home project are benefiting from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's new Gardens for Everyone initiative, which teaches families to grow and cook their own healthy vegetables. Homeless residents not only gain stable housing for 60-90 days via Hotel to Home, but are now also learning valuable skills in the new community gardens.
For Vannessa Mason Evans, the COVID-19 pandemic first struck in March when it killed her cousin in New York. Evans is chair of the Braggtown Community Association and works as a community organizer for the nonprofit Reinvestment Partners.
The myriad ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected our communities can’t even be calculated. There will be residual effects for years to come — many that we aren’t even aware of yet.
Sometimes purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables can come as second nature, but when hard times hit, these products may not fit into a budget.
Buying healthy food in North Carolina just got a little easier for residents who live on fixed incomes thanks to Healthy Helping, a state-funded produce prescription program run by North Carolina non-profit Reinvestment Partners.
Reinvestment Partners has filed plans and a rezoning request with the city to turn the historic Harriet Tubman YWCA into 14 affordable housing units for low-income residents in the city. The Durham-based group paid $304,500 for the vacant property last September.
On June 1, Reinvestment Partners will begin offering free assistance to low-income residents to file the forms necessary to receive their stimulus checks.
Hunger is an urgent threat in North Carolina, even in the best of times. Before the pandemic struck, one in five children in North Carolina lived in families considered “food insecure.” The COVID-19 pandemic has already increased North Carolina’s share of food-insecure families, and the worst may be yet to come.
For decades now, we have partnered with Reinvestment Partners in their mission to address the problems of poverty and social injustice by means of food, housing, community development, health and financial services.