Collaboration in Wake County is not a new idea. Its history can be traced through over 2,000 service providers that call Wake County home. Each of these organizations has worked tirelessly for decades to find solutions to our communities’ toughest challenges.
In 2009, Crossroads Fellowship Church leaders came together with community leaders from non-profits, public agencies and private businesses, as well as their neighboring faith-based partners. This group began a movement to pair those with resources with those who were in need of resources.
Today, over 300 community leaders and organizations are part of part of a network focused on meeting the needs of neighbors who are struggling with poverty, crisis and trauma.
Throughout much of 2017 and 2018, the steering committee considered different ways to leverage the vital relationships and momentum built during the annual Community Roundtable meetings. The goal was to create an open forum where the private, public, non-profit and faith-based sectors can more effectively work together. This is the Community Partner Network (CPN).
Although the Community Partner Network began as a Christian movement and will always operate as a reflection of God’s love for His people, the steering committees recognized the beneficiaries of this network should be inclusive of all our Wake County neighbors. The faith-based collaborative will strive to create unity around mission fields by providing a forum which welcomes diversity and inclusion where leaders in faith can commune, receive support, and connect to non-profits and agency services that can help families within their congregations and surrounding communities.
Doug Gamble – Crossroads Fellowship Church
Rick Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald Consulting
Karen H. Morant – Wake County Human Services
Joseyln Williams – JMG Marketing
Lesa Howard – Jobs for Life
Petra Hager – Wake County Human Services
Frances Bisby – Transformation Exchange, LLC
Boomer Brown – Doing Good at Work
Michael Ballen – Raleigh Police Department
Alice McGee – Church in the Woods
Chuck Thompson – Here 4 U Ministries