Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.

a job changes everything.



In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% are unemployed.

We're on a mission to change that.

In the past year, we have made an impact.

Program Statistics from FY19* 

Jobs Placed


Jobs Placed*

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Children Participants*


But we're not done yet.

That's where YOU come in.

Get back in the game.

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Together, We StepUp


Featured below are a few of the people that drive StepUp Ministry’s mission forward. Our volunteers, donors, and board members help transform the lives of our participants, whose stories empower us all.

Make a donation and join us as We StepUp, together.



We StepUp Spotlight:

Pierre Marcella

Meet Pierre Marcella, a board member at StepUp Ministry, founding member of our YoPro Committee, and campaign chair for We StepUp, our annual fall campaign which raises the funds to make StepUp’s programs available to those who need our support. Pierre first became involved with StepUp Ministry through his Leadership Raleigh group, part of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Pierre knew that he "wanted to get involved with an organization that helps people with professional development and job placement," but found so much more at StepUp Ministry. He believes the programs at StepUp Ministry take "participants to a place where they experience real satisfaction."



Rebuilding Dreams While Strengthening Our Community

StepUp Ministry is blessed to be a part of a community that believes in people and supports families transforming their lives through employment and life skills training. To this community, we want to say THANK YOU and create an opportunity to engage in conversations that exchange ideas and answer questions.



Volunteer Opportunities

StepUp Ministry Co-Partner


Mentor a Participant and create a lasting partnership as you walk through the Three Phases of the Life Skills Program together. Attend Life Skills on Tuesday nights at White Memorial Presbyterian Church from 5:45-8:15 PM for nine months.

StepUp Ministry Teacher/Instructor


Join a large teaching team and lead classes focused on topics such as financial literacy, goal setting, personal development, and more. Commit to one to four Tuesday nights a month from 5:45-8:15 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.

StepUp Ministry Nursery

Nursery Helpers

Inspire children between the ages of newborn and four by volunteering to watch them Tuesday and/or Thursday nights from 5:45-8:15 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church for six to nine months.

StepUp Ministry Meal Volunteers


Set up, serve, and clean either breakfast or lunch during Jobs Week. Volunteer to help with meals during our Life Skills Program on Tuesday nights from 5:00-6:30 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church from June-August, or during Jobs Week (location and time may vary).

StepUp Ministry Special Projects

Special Projects

Projects could include input and suggestions on marketing materials, program materials, event planning, etc. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

StepUp Ministry Administrative Support


Administrative and marketing support tasks include but are not limited to data entry, collate program binders, filing, graphic design, photography, videography, publication planning, etc. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.


Give someone a chance.

Partner with StepUp by hiring our participants or introducing us to potential employers.

Please send an email to if you are interested in becoming a StepUp employer.


• We refer pre-screened candidates

• We provide ongoing employer/employee support after a participant is hired

• We assist the employer in locating a replacement in the event that a participant is promoted, resigns, or is involuntarily dismissed from their position


• Pays at least $15 per hour

• Offers or is willing to consider offering vocational training opportunities (internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, etc.)

• Aligns with StepUp's Mission/Vision/Values




"The StepUp jobs program provides a unique opportunity to the Raleigh business community. By helping willing community members sharpen their administrative, time management, and financial management skills, the program is actively providing more qualified service industry employee candidates."


JOHN C. MATTHEWS, Executive Vice President, Baker Roofing


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