Who We Are
SERA is a flagship nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate community capacity building in its most authentic sense, economic development, sustainability, and individual citizen empowerment in order to enhance the quality of life for Southeast Raleigh residents and to build enduring relationships with community partners.
We believe in teaching men, women, and youth to “fish” in order to develop skills and acuities that will transform their lives and the image they have of themselves forever.
Our work is to provide advocacy, education, outreach, collaborative opportunities, training, and resources to individuals and other non-profit organizations within the Southeast Raleigh community.
SERA, Inc.’s focus areas include: Community Capacity Building, Health and Wellbeing, building the Entrepreneurial Spirit, Youth Empowerment, Public Safety, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Business/Equity, Affordable and Quality Housing Advocacy, Needs and Advocacy.
Our vision is to ensure that all Southeast Raleigh residents who need support to self-actualize are provided multiple opportunities to become empowered and to experience personal growth, a higher quality of life, and a community that is enhanced by their contributions.
The Southeast Raleigh Assembly (SERA) was started in 2001 because members of the Southeast Raleigh community wanted to be part of the prosperity that was transforming the city as a whole. They envisioned a Southeast Raleigh with good jobs, safe and comfortable homes and an engaged citizenry.
By establishing SERA as a citizen’s advisory board, the Raleigh City Council recognized the potential in Southeast Raleigh. Since that time, SERA has taken a big leap by becoming a nonprofit corporation, now known as SERA, Inc. We now operate independently as a 501©3 organization to bring about an enhanced quality of life for residents of Southeast Raleigh.