COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMING
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
This program is designed to help community members’ work toward reclaiming their neighborhoods and a sense of safety. Questions such as:
Leadership & Sustainability Institute
The Executive Leadership and Sustainability Institute provides an opportunity for those in leadership and management positions – as well as those being groomed to take on leadership positions within a year to attend a two-day leadership sustainability institute. Community and small business leaders will receive training in how to create a sustainable organization by learning to:
Southeast Raleigh Community Dispute Resolution Center (C.D.R.C.)
The C.D.R.C. facilitates a problem solving (mediation) process in a safe space where citizens can learn to resolve conflicts on their own with a trained third party facilitator. SERA, Inc. believes that for many neighborhoods and community disputes (i.e. neighbor/neighbor, employer/employee, business/citizen, etc.) Southeast residents do not have to venture outside of their neighborhoods to find resolution to their community conflicts.
Services also include:
Parties are referred to SERA, Inc. from the court prior to a court determined adjudication or the plaintiff expresses an interest in taking the issue through the mediation process, which would include the development of a written agreement which all parties agree to follow, thus saving the court and parties involved, time and stress and allowing the parties to develop a better understanding of the interest that brought them together in the first place.
“Stepping Into Self” Entrepreneurial and Empowerment Project for Women
Designed for women who are unemployed or under employed feeling the burden of poverty, marginalization, isolation and sometimes despair this program works to transform self image through information, outreach, education, self advocacy, and mind, body, spirit awareness while creating peer and mentorship support. Aimed at increasing the capacity of southeast Raleigh women to become and remain economically self-sufficient and align themselves with systems which will add to their core skills sets as it relates to social, professional, economic, self-advocacy, and healthcare empowerment.
We provide linkages to women for: