meet the team.
Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.
To be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers.
We believe lives are transformed through God's love and grace.
We are guided by the needs of our participants.
We are careful stewards of all relationships and resources in our care.
We seek and value diversity, inclusiveness, equality, accountability and collaboration.
We joyfully celebrate efforts and success.
Because unemployment and lack of resources keeps the entire community from thriving. And every family deserves stability.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.1% of the people in Raleigh are living below the poverty level. In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% of residents are unemployed.
Many of these men and women are actively seeking employment and stability, but face barriers such as criminal backgrounds, racial inequality, histories of drug abuse, domestic violence, and/or homelessness.
Unemployment creates vulnerable situations for hundreds of families, which prohibits people from living their best lives.
meet the board.
Board Chair Katherine Anne Hamlin
Past President Michael Story
Finance and Personnel Chair John Constance
Secretary Kirby Jones
Financial Development Chairs Anna White Hosea and DeShelia Spann
Program Chair Katherine Ross
At Large Jack Clayton
Maria Lyons, Community Leader
Pierre Marcella, WingSwept, LLC
Jacques Oury, Red Hat
George Ramsay, OneDigital Health & Benefits
Robert Rehm, Smith Anderson
Andrew Rose, Capitol Financial Solutions
Cameron Rosenow, SharpVue Capital
Katherine Ross, Parker Poe
Gregg Sandreuter, Beacon Partners
Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen
DeShelia Spann, Lenovo
Harriet Stephenson, WakeMed
Libby Stubbs, Kane Realty
John Timothy Chapman, Pastor Peak City Full Gospel Baptist Church
Jack Clayton, Retired Wells Fargo Executive
John Constance, Retired Business Executive
Angie Dowd, Retired Financial Expert
Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline
Brendan Hale, Baker Roofing
Katherine Anne Hamlin, Hamlin Companies
Emmett Haywood, Nicholls and Crampton
Anna White Hosea, Community Leader
Ben Hughes, N.C. State University
Kirby Jones, Daniel Center for Science & Math
Brandon Lowery, Owner BLLC Landscaping and Royal Touch Mobile Detail
Katrina Lyons, Cardinal Advisors
StepUp's YoPro Committee is a group of young professionals who support StepUp by leveraging people and their talents to make a difference.
We commit to our work.
We connect others to our work.
We champion our cause.
Are you interested in getting involved?
meet our partners.
THE GREEN CHAIR PROJECT
Reusing furnishings, renewing lives.
Recycling cars, changing lives.
TRIANGLE FAMILY SERVICES
Building a stronger community by strengthening the family.
ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY
Compassionate medical care for our working neighbors.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Empowering women on a journey to self-sufficiency.
Providing pride and self-confidence in men.
• StepUp Ministry has been serving the community in Wake County since 1988.
• StepUp Ministry in Raleigh is one of three StepUp Ministry programs in North Carolina. We also have programs in Durham and Greensboro.
• 2016-2017 Program Stats:
◦ 265 participants placed in jobs with 195 different employers through the Employment Program
◦ 144 adults participated in the yearlong Life Skills Program
◦ 56 young adults participated in the Real World Program
◦ 124 children participated in the Children's Program
◦ 74 alumni continued their involvement with StepUp Ministry in the Alumni Program
Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x110
Mary Allison Raper, Development Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x125
Angela Coleman, Employment and Life Skills Program Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x106
Colisha C. Stanford, Children's Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x102
join the team.
Development Director — Full Time
StepUp Ministry Raleigh seeks a goal-oriented fundraiser with impeccable interpersonal skills to serve as its Director of Development.
Adult Program Counselor — Full Time
The Adult Program Counselor will work with our StepUp staff to enhance and sustain our adult programming. They will teach and train program participants, provide one-on-one and group support, develop and maintain employer relationships, drive participant recruitment into StepUp programs, be a strong presence for StepUp at Community events and in participant communities, build and maintain partnerships with agencies and community partners, advocate and support participants, and work as a team member to deliver performance results aligned with SUM’s strategic plan.