The city of Raleigh, North Carolina is known as a hub for academics, college sports and outdoor recreation. Raleigh and the neighboring cities of Durham and Chapel Hill are often referred to collectively as “The Triangle.” While offering many of the benefits of a significant metro area, Raleigh’s size, park-like layout and pace of life make it more accessible than some larger urban communities. The area also has a rich history and has enjoyed much economic success over the years. In the midst of prosperity, however, there are still many local residents who experience the harsh realities of poverty and instability on a daily basis.
Serving in Raleigh
• Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
• During the week, students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, or elderly care facilities.
In Raleigh you and your youth will serve the community by partnering with local organizations to meet various needs. You might work with children at the Boys & Girls Club, partner with organizations that serve the homeless population, help keep the “City of Oaks” beautiful by serving with the Parks & Rec Department, or spend a morning serving at a local farm gathering extra produce for those in need. In the evenings, you’ll have a chance to explore more of the history, culture and life of Raleigh through activities like an architecture scavenger hunt downtown.
YouthWorks has been serving in Raleigh since 2007. While we’ve been privileged to have a number of housing partners over the years, we are also grateful for longstanding relationships with some of our service partners throughout our time in Raleigh.