Community Relations

NAWBO Greater Raleigh provides support, resources and opportunities to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power.  As the essential community for women business owners, we’re about women helping women, community participation, a legislative voice, and learning from each other.

NAWBO’s Community Partners serve and support girls and women in their quest for: Independence, Leadership Development and Entrepreneurial Success.

Participation in a NAWBO Community Partnership is open to 501c charitable organizations which provide opportunities for often underserved girls and/or women by assisting them with the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.    Through their programs NAWBO’s Community Partners help girls and women reach their greatest potential and individual achievement. 

The Community Partnership is limited each year and is a minimum two- to three-year commitment by both the charitable organization and NAWBO Greater Raleigh.

Community Relations


Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC has been serving Triangle Area Women since 1987, with a mission to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls with access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award is our signature project. Each year we provide cash grants to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Contact: Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC
PO Box 32188
Raleigh, NC 27622
(919) 386-9910

Pam Sinclair


Communities In Schools of North Carolina

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is the nation's leading dropout prevention and academic achievement program. Combining the art of one-on-one relationships with the science of proven, evidence-based programs, CISNC mobilizes community resources and proven programs to achieve results that change the picture of education for the students and schools being served.

Increased attendance, improved behavior, and satisfactory coursework, in addition to parent and family engagement, are the focus areas guiding CISNC; collectively, the model is known as ABC + P. The organization works hand-in-hand with affiliates and students in 44 counties across the state to create student success in school and life.

Addressing the needs of the whole child and creating unique plans for individual student success, CISNC utilizes school-based student support specialists to identify students in danger of dropping out. These specialists then assess student needs and provide resources, ranging from clothing  to mentoring to medical care, through the appropriate community partnerships.

Established in 1989, Communities In Schools of North Carolina is part of the national Communities In Schools network. Together, Communities In Schools is changing the picture of education for 1.3 million kids each year.




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