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Dec 1, 2021

$75K In Grants Boost Local Employment Programs

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 1, 2021

Two bank-backed programs recently granted big chunks of change to nonprofits in Wilmington that are working on employment initiatives. Bank of America named employment agency StepUp Wilmington its 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion for coastal North Carolina, granting the organization $50,000. Separately, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear announced Wednesday that it r ...

Sep 8, 2021

Wilmington-based nCino is donating $1 million to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, which will help develop the food bank’s new facility named nCino Hunger Solutions Center at 1000 Greenfield St., according to a press release Wednesday. The $1 million donation will be distributed over a five-year period and will help the food bank “expand ...

Aug 10, 2021

A campus for nonprofit organizations in downtown Wilmington celebrated the completion of a major expansion project Tuesday afternoon. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center Inc. officially opened the Vicki Dull Annex and its new event venue, Plaza on Princess, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the completion of renovations to what had been a New Hanover County jail to ...

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Hospice Care at Home – What You Should Expect

Posted Dec 3, 2021
More than 90 percent of hospice patients are served where they live and are most comfortable – at home, making hospice care at home very popular. However, some people and families may be hesitant to welcome strangers into care for their loved one, let alone a whole team of them. Families may see this as an invasion of their privacy or feel that they have been doing a pretty good job on their...read entire article
Jun 14, 2021

StepUp Wilmington To Launch New Job Placement Initiative

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 14, 2021

With the goal of creating more and better-paying job and career opportunities for the community, StepUp Wilmington is launching its new brand, Beyond Talent, according to an announcement Monday.   Beyond Talent is a division of StepUp Wilmington and a new initiative that, in addition to partnering job candidates with employers, will help support business growth in t ...

Jun 4, 2021

Agency Steps Up To Help The Jobless

By Laura Moore, posted Jun 4, 2021

The pandemic highlighted the haves and have-nots, amplifying the need for organizations like StepUp Wilmington.   Since 2003, StepUp Wilmington (formerly Phoenix Employment Ministry 2003-2015 and Phoenix Hometown Hires 2015-2018) has served people affected by unemployment and underemployment. Often the challenges of incarceration, homelessness, recovery and/or domes ...

Jun 1, 2021

NourishNC Breaks Ground On New Market Street Facility

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 1, 2021

NourishNC announced Tuesday that the construction of its new 12,000-square-foot facility is now underway. With the lease of its current space at 601 Greenfield St. ending soon, NourishNC Executive Director Steve McCrossan said the time has come for a larger facility -- being built at 3606 Market St.(ground breaking pictured right) -- to help the organization d ...

Mar 25, 2021

New Nonprofit To Help Disadvantaged Students Pay For College

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 25, 2021

A new nonprofit aims to help disadvantaged high school students from New Hanover County pursue a college education, according to a news release Thursday. Community leaders have formed New Hanover Scholars (NHS) with the goal of putting high school students on a pathway to success and making a positive impact on the local community, the release stated. NHS, a non ...

Mar 5, 2021

Habitat Chief Builds His Next Chapter

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 5, 2021

Steve Spain, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, plans to retire in April after more than 16 years of helping families find shelter and permanent, affordable housing.   Spain began his local nonprofit work with Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network, now called Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, in 2005 before taking the helm of Cape Fear Ha ...

Feb 9, 2021

Steve Spain Retiring From Cape Fear Habitat This Spring

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 9, 2021

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Steve Spain is set to retire this spring, after eight years with the Wilmington-based nonprofit organization, according to a news release. Spain, who plans to retire in April, will be succeeded by Lauren McKenzie, the current director of finance and operations at Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, officials said. Spain b ...

Feb 2, 2021

A Wilmington organization has already deployed $1.8 million through a platform that allows companies and individuals to invest in the community’s needs.  Cape Fear Collective, a social impact nonprofit organization, created a social impact investment initiative, Collective Ventures, with the goal of attracting $10 million in investments in the first year. The ...

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