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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 ...

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New Hanover County Is Top In The Nation For Good Governance, Innovation And Best Practices

Posted Jul 21, 2021
Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, New Hanover County staff continued serving the community, creating innovative programs and enhancing our services, and recently earned 10 achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) that highlight some of those successes.

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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 ...

Jan 22, 2021

OPINION: Mapping Local Nonprofit Sector's Future

By Chris Prentice, posted Jan 22, 2021

North Carolina is home to over 50,000 tax-exempt organizations, and roughly 1,250 of those nonprofits are in New Hanover county.   Nonprofits provide avenues for artistic exploration and expression, opportunities to congregate and join in religious activity, programs that address the health and basic needs of a broad array of individuals and advocacy activities that ...

Nov 17, 2020

In a place where jail cell doors used to clank shut, space for more nonprofit organizations is taking shape in downtown Wilmington, aided by a $1.8 million construction loan. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center Inc. has received a loan from South State Bank to complete renovations to the former law enforcement center and jail tower, helping it to go from 30,000 to 60,000 ...

Nov 11, 2020

First Tee Tries To Play Through COVID-19 Hardships

By Scott Nunn, posted Nov 11, 2020

From tee to fairway to green, the 18th hole at Pebble Beach presents golfers monumental challenges at every turn. No part of the course is easy; there are no “gimmees.”  That’s been the story for the Wilmington chapter of First Tee as it tries to play through the pandemic. Just like the famous final hole at Pebble Beach, COVID-19 has presented obs ...

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