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, Wilmington, and Greensboro.
• 2017-18 Program Stats:
◦ 259 participants placed in jobs in Step One
◦ 151 adults learned how to build stability in Step Two
◦ 121 young adults participated in the Real World Program in Step Two
◦ 89 children participated in the Children’s Program in Step Two
◦ 86 alumni continued their involvement with StepUp Ministry in Step Three
◦ 331 volunteers helped participants transform their lives
◦ 199 employers hired qualified candidates from StepUp
Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x110
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