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LCI Community Partners

Juntos NC – Juntos’ Hispanic Literacy Group

Juntos NC is an NC State University extension community-based organization that works to help Latino students achieve high school graduation and attend higher education. Juntos students of Garner Magnet High School have published two books through their partnership with LCI.

Key community partners:

Diana Urieta

Ways to participate:

Donate to Juntos NC

Follow Juntos NC on Facebook

Triangle Literacy Council – Bull City YouthBuild

Triangle Literacy Council’s Bull City YouthBuild is a non-profit 9-month education and leadership program in Durham for low-income youth not currently enrolled in school and unemployed. Through the program, youth gain academic and leadership skills by receiving their high school equivalency and building a house with Habitat for Humanity to give back to their community. YouthBuild students receive more than 1,000 hours of training during their nine months enrolled in the program, followed by a full year of case management services to ensure a successful transition. Our YouthBuild participants have helped construct three homes in the city of Durham in collaboration with Durham Habitat for Humanity. YouthBuild has published three books through their partnership with LCI.

Key community partners:

Laura Walters


CORRAL is a non-profit organization that pairs rescued horses with girls in high-risk situations to provide healing and transformational life change. CORRAL believes that helping kids requires a holistic intervention. They address the whole child: emotional, physical, spiritual and mental, while providing the skills needed to reach their goals and dreams. They also believe that working with a horse will allow girls to address the hurt, trauma and unhealthy patterns in a unique way–horses help girls learn emotional intelligence and develop the leadership skills that are required of an equestrian. CORRAL also believes that the support of a network of caring and consistent adults combined with rigorous accountability will lead the young women at CORRAL out of their current situations and into a healthier, happier permanent chapter in their lives. Last year, CORRAL published their first book, A Leg Up, through their LCI partnership. Their second book, Healing Starts with a Story, is coming out in Spring 2021!

Key community partner:

Joy Currey

Ways to participate:

Volunteer, donate, refer a girl, or host an event

Follow CORRAL on Instagram

Refugee Hope Partners

Right in the middle of North Raleigh, there is a growing community at Cedar Point Apartments, a door to the nations of the world. Many families have come from all over to reside in this place. Refugee Hope Partners (RHP) has counted it a privilege to serve this community since 2007. RHP exists to love their refugee neighbors. They do this by:

ENGAGING families and individuals as they face cultural, practical & emotional hurdles

EQUIPPING hands, minds and souls for independence with dignity

ENCOURAGING healthy relationships & spiritual growth so that ALL MAY THRIVE!

Key community partner:

Michele Suffridge

Ways to participate:

Serve or Volunteer with Refugee Hope Partners

Donate to Refugee Hope Partners

Follow Refugee Hope Partners on Facebook