The Office of the Chaplain partners with other Raleigh non-profits for a poverty initiative in the Kentwood subsidized housing neighborhood, five minutes from Meredith. This work is based on Geoffrey Canada's highly successful Harlem Children's Zone model in New York City and aims to provide a cradle-to-career pipeline of services for our Kentwood residents.
The pipeline consists of Early Years Education, which includes parenting classes, home visitation case management and preschool education; collaboration with Wake County schools; after-school care and programs, Saturday and summer educational enrichment and tutoring; physical health and nutrition education and services, and mental health services; teen job skills training; community involvement and empowerment through a neighborhood advisory board comprised of residents.
Community Connections Partners
There are many volunteer and service-learning opportunities for Meredith students offered throughout the year. Orientation sessions are available for volunteers who wish to do service learning in the preschool, home visitation program and after school program.