Wake Forest Northeast Community Plan - December 2021

STRATEGY 2. Identify mentoring and job training opportunities for local residents to prepare individuals for diverse jobs. ACTIONS Though much of this Plan focuses on the built environment, it is equally important to invest in the Northeast Community’s people. Mentoring and job training programs are designed to equip current and future workers with the skills they need to start successful careers. Specifically, Job Readiness Programs to train and prepare community members for employment should be explored. Coupling these programs with a local daycare center may further strengthen the workforce, so parents no longer must choose between a job and childcare. Ideally, these programs could be hosted at a revitalized DuBois Campus.

STRATEGY 3. Engage with local places of worship and non-profits to build community capacity and capital for job training, food security, fellowship, volunteer pool, community enrichment and education. Local non-profits and places of worship are the organizations best suited to build trust within the Northeast Community. Many of these groups could serve as hosts or ambassadors for programs like job training, food security, fellowship, volunteer pool, community enrichment, and education. To properly empower these local non- profit groups and places of worship, appropriate resources, organizations (including public and private sector or through public-private partnerships),

STRATEGY 4. Provide youth and senior programming options.

As previously mentioned, investing in the Northeast Community’s people is key to this Plan’s success. This rings especially true for the community’s youth who especially benefit from mentorship and tutelage, in order to set them up for success into adulthood. Partnerships should be formed to identify and implement youth programming such as mentoring, after school programs, daily homework initiatives, summer youth programs, recreation activities, etc. The Northeast Community’s seniors should also be looked to as a resource, as many have the life experience needed to be best suited for offering mentorship and care. Partnerships should be formed to identify senior programming opportunities and topics such as health care, nutrition, exercise, home repair and community well-being.



and grant funding to implement community programs should be identified.

Chapter 2: Plan Recommendations

Northeast Community Plan



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