StepUp Ministry



StepUp Ministry Greensboro is a local 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides job skills and life skills training to struggling individuals and families.  The goal of the program is to lead program participants to jobs, independence and stability.  StepUp accomplishes this by helping participants secure a job and build financial literacy, physical and mental health, and healthy relationships.  In addition, StepUp leadership engages a strong network of local businesses and partners to accomplish its work. In September 2013, the Greensboro program was honored as the first replication the Raleigh-based, best practice model, StepUp Ministry.

StepUp Ministry Greensboro serves as the umbrella for:

  • StepUp Jobs Readiness Program
  • StepUp Life Skills Programs for adult participants and their families
  • StepUp GED/Literacy Program
  • Hot Dish & Hope
  • Hot Dish & Hope Clothing Closet

Contact Information for StepUp Ministry Greensboro        

To sign up for our Jobs Readiness Workshop call 336-676-5871

Rick Hurley, Executive Director can be reached at 336-676-5871 ext. 103 or via email:

We are located at 707 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Office Hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Friday
Accomplishments and Support as of May 2013

Jobs Readiness Workshops (September 2011-May 2013):

  • Number Served                                                                        517
  • Number who completed Jobs Readiness Workshop    429
  • Number employed                                                                  200 plus

Life Skills Program:

  • 10 adults and 4 children are participating in the program with their 10 volunteer co-partners.
  • 25 additional volunteers are providing program presentations

New Initiatives:

  • Free Literacy/GED/Class on site, 10 enrolled for classes each Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.  Taught through a partnership with GTCC.
  • Money Boot Camp, series of 8 classes on financial literacy, 12 enrolled, meets Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

StepUp Ministry Board of Directors:

  • Len White, Chair                 Alliance Management Companies
  • John Rich                             Oppenheimer Financial
  • Anne Moore                         Family Services, Forsyth
  • Ozella Bundy                        Retired, Social Security Administration
  • Mike Godwin                        Attorney, Schell Bray,PLLC
  • Bill Morrisette                      Morrisette Paper
  • Neil Dunnavant                   Executive Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
  • Calvin Riley                          Nehemiah Leadership Company
  • Geoff Atack                          Atack Marketing Services
  • Sheron Sumner                   Retired, StepUp Founder
  • Elizabeth Montgomery      Church Consultant
  • Jim Dagenhart                     CFO, Habitat for Humanity

Grants to Support StepUp Ministry have been received from:

  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Bryan CEVG, United Way of Greensboro
  • Cemala Foundation
  • Hillsdale Fund
  • Junior Weaver Foundation
  • KT Community Foundation
  • Michel Family Foundation
  • Richardson Trust
  • Speer Trust, Mid-Atlantic Synod, Presbyterian Church USA
  • Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation