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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT: URBAN MINISTRIES
Fayetteville Urban Ministries, Inc.
701 Whitfield Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
For over 40 years the mission of Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. has been showing God’s compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus build our community together. With 4 incredible programs that provide faith, hope, love, and security to the lives of thousands Cumberland County residents every year, free of charge, it’s easy to see why there’s never been a better place to give your time, talent, and treasure.
GALA EVENTS: MOMENTS FROM THE 2018 GALA
NEWS FROM NATIONAL....
CARES WELLNESS CIRCLES ROOT HEALING AND RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN COMMUNITIES
For several years our Wellness Mentoring Circles have provided a place for marginalized youngsters and parents to gather in small groups to discuss and heal the traumas of living in poverty. Thanks to your support, these safe spaces have helped place thousands on paths to wellness in mind, body and spirit. We are thrilled to announce that this year, CARES affiliates across the nation are launching Community Wellness Circles to help local leaders, mentors and parents create more healthy, fulfilling lives.
OUR RISING WORK IS EXPANDING!
Imagine entering school every day and passing through metal detectors, having your bag scanned, being yelled at by guards and, on occasion, being patted down. That experience occurs daily for the students we greeted on the first day of instituting our life-transforming programmatic work, The Rising: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self-Esteem, at a school housed in an unwelcoming, industrial-looking warehouse. We at national train our leaders, facilitators and monitor The Rising in cities across the nation. This time, for the first time, the national team decided we would execute The Rising program ourselves, because the initiative we have built in cities across the nation we were launching in our headquarters city for the first time, and we wanted to be present at each step along the way
REDUCING THE HEARTBREAK: HOW WE ARE ADDRESSING THE CRISIS OF BLACK YOUTH SUICIDE
Did you know? In the last ten years, suicide rates among Black children ages five to eleven have doubled, while the rate among White children in the same age group has declined. The growing number of suicides among Black children demands deeper inquiry into the state of Black children’s lives and why a growing number are choosing death due to their circumstances. Suicides are not a failure of children’s ability to cope as much as they are a catastrophe of adults’ inability to respond.