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.
Email the Chaplain for specific orientation dates and times for all volunteer opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national leader in student community service that focuses on food reuse and hunger relief. CKP partners with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and local grocers, and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community. Campus Kitchens at Meredith will deliver a weekly meal and provide nutrition education to the after school program at Kentwood.
We have an active anti-human trafficking student group called Angels Against Trafficking that works in awareness and fundraising, and teaches a healthy relationships and human trafficking awareness program to Raleigh area youth groups. AAT will travel to Washington DC to be trained in issues of human trafficking by DC non-profit, Fair Girls, meet with several elected officials about this important issue, enjoy a networking event with DC Meredith alumnae, and attend the Holy Eucharist Service at the National Cathedral.
Stacy Pardue, Chaplain
Phone: (919) 760-8346
Jones Chapel Reservations
Phone: (919) 760-8533