S - Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Upstream Works

Upstream Works amplifies the power of creative, independent changemakers and organizations through multi-sector collaboration to support thriving and equitable communities.

EmcArts, Inc.

Our Vision
A world where individuals, organizations, and communities are equipped to respond to their most complex challenges through collaboration, experimentation and artistic practices.

Our Goals
To build local capacity for innovation and adaptive change in the arts and social sector
To create the space and conditions for our partners to take on complex challenges
To deeply integrate artists and artistic practices into change efforts

Communities In Partnership

Communities in Partnership (CIP) cultivates grassroots leadership and builds community resilience through collective action and transformational organizing. We envision Old East Durham and the surrounding area as a vibrant place where all residents have an exceptional quality of life with the economic and political power to impact decision making that affects their community.

Accept Wc

It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Accept Wc associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.

PHRANC (Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association of North Carolina)

To provide opportunities for professional development through training, education, networking and technical assistance to Rehabilitation Specialists responsible for the delivery of housing rehabilitation and conservation services to benefit low and moderate income persons in North Carolina; to enhance awareness and understanding at the municipal and public levels of the roles and responsibilities of the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist.