SERA Inc's Quality of Life Institute Presents "The Do's and Don'ts of Getting and Maintaining Good Credit & Getting the Bank Loan of Your Dreams"
This workshop was such a success we have been asked to provide it again! Come learn the invaluable "Do's and Don't and In's and Outs of Getting a Bank Loan and Managing your Financial Resources" in a way that will enhance your ability to feel more secure while creating financial security for yourself and your family. Knowledge is power! This Family & Money Series will be facilitated by Ms. Sharon Moe, Vice President at North State Bank.
Sharon has experience in positions such as branch manager, senior credit portfolio analyst and commercial lender. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies from The College of William and Mary. From there she went on to study at NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business where she earned her MBA in Finance.
Location,Time & Date:
Time: 6pm - 7:30
Location: Chavis Community Center
505 Martin Luther King Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27610
November 13th , 2014
Light refreshment will be provided.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-747-8420
Please be sure to put "FAMILY AND MONEY SERIES" in the subject line.
Greetings! Friends and Supporters of the Southeast Raleigh Assembly Inc.
Those of us who have dreams of creating a business which will assist us in attaining our financial dreams, can more than likely describe what the business would look like. However, data shows that people who have a vision but not the planning skills to get them to where they want to be, never reach those goals. If you don't know where you are going, then how do you expect to get there? This two hour workshop will provide you with the personal business plan development skills to: Build a strong foundation for your plan, develop your plan's components, assist you in tailoring a business plan to fit your needs, work with you to make the most of your plan and finally provide you 10 ways to fund your plan, 10 ways to evaluate your plan and 10 questions to ask yourself before you finish your plan. The session will be facilitated by Rita Anita Linger, SERA, CEO, who is responsible for assisting diverse small businesses across the country to realize their dreams and financial goals through the creation of sound business plans. Her co-facilitator is Quintin Murphy, social entrepreneur, who has been recognized for his creative entrepreneurial consulting work.
Over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and overseeing organizational effectiveness initiatives in major for-profit corporations, non-profits and healthcare systems, including working to identify and execute strategic business imperatives, teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction strategies, assist in the development of working teams, performance management strategies and tools for diverse organizations.
Quintin will teach you hidden strategies of the latest marketing techniques to grow your business. How to effectively use social media and mobile text marketing and other research techniques to help you brand your business.
Cost: $15.00 per person.
Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Oct 30 TBA
Time: 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Walnut Creek Wetlands
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Mark your calendars now! Spaces are limited; so you must RSVP by return email
To register please contact Q.Murphy
919.747.8421 or email email@example.com
Most working woman are in the market place to enhance their revenue stream and their quality of life, and while being skilled at visioning their goals, many fall short of reaching those goals because they are not adept at balancing the various aspects of their lives that create a quality and fulfilling life. This workshop is designed for women who have goals of financial security, optimum wellness and living the life they dream. Specific tools and strategies will be addressed in this experiential and powerful workshop to help explore new opportunities to enhance marketability in the workplace and/or leverage opportunities for increased salary within current work environments
The workshop facilitator is; Rita Anita linger, President/CEO SERA, inc. Rita Anita currently serves as the President/CEO of SERA, Inc. (Southeast Raleigh Assembly, Inc). www.southeastraleigh.org. SERA, Inc. focuses on improving the quality of life for residents while developing enduring relationships between corporations/business and citizens. The organization concentrates on building community capacity, building business and economic development opportunities, developing youth through leadership and empowerment initiatives, creating safe communities through public safety efforts, creating opportunities for enhanced health and wellbeing particularly as it relates to environments and policy change, advocating for enhanced transportation systems, as well as affordable housing, and providing technical assistance/ support to non-profit organizations in the Southeast Raleigh Community
Ms. Linger believes in using person-centered processes to identify, cultivate and synthesize capabilities within human systems for professional and personal success. She believes as her favorite humanist and psychologist, Abraham Maslow posits "People's capabilities clamor to be used, and without those capabilities being realized, the person can atrophy, and disappear - diminishing him/her forever." To that end, Ms. Lingers works to bring the best of people including youth to their own awareness, ultimately causing them to self-generate authentic, humanistic and synergistic relationships amongst and between people in the workplace and their wider community; experiencing leadership in a way that will create solutions for seemingly intractable issues, and help positively change and sustain human environments and communities. She is a doctoral candidate in Human Science with over 25 years experience working within corporate and non profit environments.
Sept 30, 2014
Time: 6pm - 730pm
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Because of our strategic work to create a healthier Southeast Raleigh through our capacity building health and wellness programs, particularly Dancing In the Park (DNP), SERA Inc. has been selected as a recipient of the "Wake County Council on Fitness and Health Excellence Award".
Come join SERA Inc. staff, board members, numerous supporters of SERA and participants of DNP.
Our health and wellness programs, as are our numerous other programs which are facilitated daily, are the community's programs... we simply deliver them as good stewards and ensure that those who are participating are benefiting in a way that enhances their overall quality of life in all aspects of their lives from financial empowerment to health and wellness. Please join us for this celebration!
Healthy snacks will be served!
Date: Sept 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: SERA Inc Headquarters
19 W Hargett St. Suite 940
To RSVP for attendance please call SERA Inc. 919.747.8421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Downtown Raleigh, Commerce Building, 19 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
SERA, Inc., one of the premiere capacity building organizations in Southeast Raleigh works to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and communities in all facets of life from financial viability and empowerment to health and wellbeing. They accomplish this goal through their work using the model of compassionate economics. This model is built on the premise that behind a community’s financial wealth is a human being and a family. SERA, Inc. concerns itself with the civic labor of building healthy communities, the social justice labor of progressive social movements and the environmental labor needed to preserve a healthy natural environment for current and future residents.
SERA, Inc. understands the connection between healthy citizens and the ability to create individual wealth and financial security. SERA Inc.’s “The People’s Community Integrative Health Center”, is a mobile center which plans and schedules appointments in advance and provides integrative health and wellness services and programs at various Southeast Raleigh Community Centers. Participants can receive blood pressure readings, meet with a palliative care physician, health and life coaches, bio-feedback professionals, RNs, energy medicine practitioners, attend health and nutrition trainings, work in SERA, Inc.’s Community Garden ROOT1, and engage with physical fitness instructors. All providers of services in the center are licensed or certified.
On Monday, SERA, Inc. was honored by the Wake County Council on Health and Fitness with the Council’s inaugural “Excellence Award” for its work to encourage health and fitness in Southeast Raleigh communities through its Integrative Health Center program “Dancing in the Park” (DNP). Over 25 community residents, community partners and sponsors attended. Southeast Raleigh Councilor, Eugene Weeks opened the ceremony with accolades for the work of the Southeast Raleigh Assembly.
DNP takes place during the summer months and brings a certified health and fitness instructor and her team to Chavis Community Park. 300 participants come out on Monday and Tuesday evenings to participate in Zumba training, ab work, stretching and belly dancing. The program is holistic in nature and works with community partners such as the Interfaith Food Shuttle to provide healthy meals for children and families each Monday evening, local county and city health agencies, local small business owners who promote health and wellness, community gardeners and nutrition experts participate to provide participants with information/education, free opportunities to attend cooking classes and workshops on health. DNP is sponsored by Plexus, Wake County, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, YMCA, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Duke Energy, North State Bank Mortgage. Participants lost up to 32 pounds over the 8 week period. The average weight loss was 8 lbs.
The Wake County Council on Health and Fitness seeks out organizations and/or individuals who go beyond the call of duty to bring opportunities to communities helping them realize their potential to change their health status and build capacity to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. “The Council is pleased with the work SERA, Inc. is doing to empower the whole person to be successful in life”, says Leon Dexter Bullard, Chair of the Council. Rita Anita Linger, CEO of the Southeast Raleigh Assembly, Inc. thanked members of the Council in attendance for “identifying the importance of transforming communities from low health and fitness levels to a places where there is access and opportunity to experience the resources to live healthy and stay that way.” Ms. Linger stated that “SERA, Inc.’s work with Southeast Raleigh residents is in part responsible for helping Wake County to gain the designation of being the healthiest county in North Carolina, and we will continue to work toward that end.”
Because of the possibility which exists to do great harm, professions such as physicians, attorneys and journalist are guided by a “Code of Ethics”. In the world of journalism, the code of ethics set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and adopted in 1996 (borrowed and revised from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1926), is embraced by thousands of journalists, regardless of place or platform. While the code is not legally enforceable, it is considered the premiere resource for ethical decision-making in journalism.
The SPJ Code of Ethics promotes the belief that the duty of a journalist is to seek truth and provide a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media strive to serve the public with honesty and thoroughness. The following are a few of the basic tenets of the SPJ Code of Ethics:
Seek Truth and Report It
· Journalist should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information, testing the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error.
· Diligently seek out subjects of news stories to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
· Make certain that headlines do not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.
· Give voice to the voiceless; official and unofficial sources of information can be equally valid.
· Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.
· Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.
· Show good taste. Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity.
· Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know.
· remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility
· Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other
· Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.
SERA Inc. Announces 2013 Graduation of Students from Its Landmark Program - Youth Entreprenaurial Technology Institute (YETI)
SERA, Inc. Youth Become Empowered Business Owners and Web Developer/Designers
SERA, Inc. is a flagship nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate community capacity building in its most authentic sense. The organization’s goals are accomplished via focus on specific areas that would enhance one’s quality of life. For the youth who participate in the organization’s Youth Business programming the focus is to assist them in setting goals that would help them realize their dreams of entrepreneurialism, as well as building and sustaining a web-based business.
Rita Anita Linger, CEO of SERA, Inc. states, “We are very proud of our Youth Entreprenaurial Technology Institute (better known as YETI) which began in 2010 with the goal of responding to young people who were excited by technology and the idea of owning their own business while helping themselves and others within their community through their business. Most of the young people involved in the program describe themselves as creative and explain that they have limited access to technology equipment (hardware and software), instruction or mentoring. I felt we needed to do something to address these particular youth concerns, as there is significant hidden talent in many of our Southeast Raleigh and greater Raleigh area youth. We recognized early on that if some of their needs around technology access and personal development were not addressed, their potential to develop themselves and their dreams would atrophy and die.”
Together with SERA, Inc.’s YETI Professor, Karl Brustymeyer, SERA’s Youth Business Innovations Officer, Quintin Murphy and SERA’s CEO , Rita Anita Linger who founded the program, YETI is facilitated in a state of the art environment and has graduated over 75 young people in the short time span since the Institute has been in existence. The Institute’s student-body consists of youth with a propensity toward technology between the ages of 13-19. These students are required to put in a total of 40 hours of rigorous learning and competency demonstration including homework assignments. “The recruitment and selection process for the Institute is no cake walk” states Ms. Linger, “In addition to answering pointed questions about what each young person envisions him or herself doing in the future, SERA, Inc. staff need to hear potential candidates of the program authentically articulate why they want to attend the Institute and how, at the conclusion of the class they will use their skills they acquire and the equipment and support they are provided.”
Each young person who is eligible for the program and is selected to attend is provided a full Institute scholarship by SERA, Inc. Youth are taught Web Development/Design, HTLM and other markup Languages, Entrepreneurial Business Development Skills, Customer Service Skills, Conflict Resolution & Communication Skills and Leadership Identification and Implementation. The youth who attend the Institute are required to demonstrate competency in all areas of training before they are able to graduate. “There is a significant amount of interaction between the students and instructors as well as experiential work that takes place”, says Ms. Linger.
This state of the art Institute works to create leaders and those young people interested in starting their own business, generating revenue and serving within their own environments by giving of their newly gained skills to those in need within their own communities. Several of the graduates of our June 2010 class have already launched their business websites and are helping family and community members who need assistance navigating the web, and designing web pages. “By the time our students leave the Institute, they have a customized template by which to facilitate their own website, and possess the skills both hard and soft to begin to make their dreams a reality”, says CEO Linger. “Each student who successfully completes the program is given a laptop, customized web-based templates which they have developed with the support of staff, and one year of technical support as the graduates move forward to develop their expertise and their business plans.
The graduates of the Fall 2013 Institute will be honored at a formal graduation and will pledge to become an active part of SERA, Inc.’s Youth Ambassador Program (a program of community service, leadership development, and social justice advocacy under which the YETI program sits) via a pinning ceremony on November 26, 2012 during the graduation at the Wetlands Center,950 Peterson St. Raleigh, NC 5:30pm – 7:00pm. There will be a light refreshments, as well as a Graduation and Pinning Ceremony to follow. Come join us to honor our new Teenpreneurs!
Please consider joining us and help us SPREAD THE WORD for this AWESOME gathering in Southeast Raleigh!
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: Chavis Community Center
(Dinner and childcare provided)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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JOURNEY TO THE “WELL” IN YOU: Restore, Rebuild and Reconnect to your Inner Wellness CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY!
On July 24th, 2013 in order to support our community in enhancing quality of life by actualizing individual life, wellness and health goals in order to live fully, SERA, Inc. is facilitating a state of the art Health, Life & Wellness Group Coaching series. The series is designed to assist you in getting "unstuck" around issues in your life that are holding you back and keeping you from realizing your greatest life aspirations. This opportunity is about removing all of the barriers that are keeping you from reaching your life and wellness goals. The series is called: JOURNEY TO THE "WELL" IN YOU!
As a Coachee, you will raise your personal awareness of HOW TO LIVE WELL by exploring the domains of health and wellness that are meaningful to you. You will Restore, Rebuild and Reconnect to your inner wellness and experience life with excitement and enthusiasm. This is a 7 week group and will be facilitated by members of our health and wellness team who are professionally trained and are experienced Life Health and Wellness Coaches.
SERA, Inc.’s “The People’s Integrative Health and Wellness Center” team includes Physician - Dr. Debbie Pierce, Registered Nurse, Community Wellness Advocate,- Zon Le, SERA, Inc.’s CEO and Human Scientist - Rita Anita Linger, Reflexologist, Energy Medicine and Aromatherapy Clinician and Registered Nurse -Yalem Kiros, Deeanna Burleson - Registered Nurse and Health Strategist, as well as several other physicians, nurses, healthcare providers and community health and wellness advocates. Together the team has over 70 years of experience in fostering sustainable change for optimal living, health and wellness in communities. The coaching group sessions are consecutive and will have a total of 15 people in the 7 week group.
If you are interested in being a part of this life changing opportunity, please sign up right away by sending CEO, Rita Anita Linger an email at: email@example.com. Please put July 24th Group Coaching in the Subject line. Once you have been selected to participate, you will be provided with the location. The value of this 7 week experience is $500.00, However the cost of the 7 week group coaching experience is free of charge to those who cannot afford to pay. There is a sliding fee scales to those that can afford to pay. No one is turned away for lack of financial resources to pay. There are only 15 spots so please contact us now.
Highlighted SERA, Inc. Health and Wellness Group Coach and Team Member, Dr. Debbie Pierce
Dr. Debbie Pierce is a native of Boston, MA and received her medical Degree from North Texas State University in 1985. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine in Detroit Michigan she entered Private Group Practice in Baltimore Maryland for 17 years. During that time she became Board Certified in Hospice palliative Care. Dr. Pierce is a Health Coach with training through Duke Integrative Medicine Professional Coaching program. She is passionate about patients living with life limiting illness and seeks to develop a practice in Advance Care Planning.
We are committed to helping citizens who want to see change happen to become change agents in a way that is meaningful to them. We believe that everyone within the community has something to give and some way to serve in collaboration with others.