Laniesha Merritt, who grew up in Southeast Raleigh, started the nonprofit Own Your Dream.
Laniesha Merritt, who grew up in Southeast Raleigh, started the nonprofit Own Your Dream. Courtesy of Laniesha Merritt
Laniesha Merritt, who grew up in Southeast Raleigh, started the nonprofit Own Your Dream. Courtesy of Laniesha Merritt

She grew up around drugs and violence. Now she’s determined to help kids succeed.

September 05, 2017 12:56 PM