Swiss Bear facilitates development of the greater downtown area through leadership and planning that empowers community stakeholders to promote and enhance New Bern’s unique cultural and natural resources.
To improve the lives of people living, working, worshipping and recreating in the community surrounded by Athen Drive, Avent Ferry Road, Gorman Street, Hillsborough Street and Jones Franklin Road by addressing economic, health, educational, safety and community spirit issues.
To provide community action and self-sufficiency programs and anti-poverty services.
To provide educational opportunities that enhance and expand consumer horticultural programs.
To promote voluntarism and to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
To help nonprofits use technology to better serve their communitites.
To service, facilitate, and build community through sustained human development
To assist the community with educational, economic, social and infrastructure needs.
To provide the local community and other nonprofit organizations support and education on the efficiency that information technologies can bring to their organizations.
To develop, implement and promote sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources.