Ground broken for nonprofit youth venture
The PTA Thrift Shop, in conjunction with Youth Forward, is poised to launch a nonprofit collaborative focused on youth-serving organizations in 2017.
The Nonprofit Collaborative Venture (NCV) held a groundbreaking Monday on the thrift shop campus at 117 W. Main St.
The NCV will be an accelerator space for five to seven Triangle youth organizations, as well as other collaborative members. Confirmed organizations include Triangle Bikeworks, the SKAJA Fund, and Youth Forward.
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“So often, small to medium-sized organizations are hindered by lack of capacity,” said Barbara Jessie Black, executive director of the PTA Thrift Shop. “
We’re creating a radical collaborative environment to empower local nonprofits who are making a difference in the lives of youth by helping them build capacity and sustainable practices,” she said.
‘Spaces and Places’ briefing Aug. 25
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host a regional development briefing called “Spaces and Places,” 8-10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Sheraton Chapel Hill at One Europa Drive.
The following individuals will be speaking at the briefing:
▪ Mark Zimmerman of RE/MAX Winning Edge (Note: Zimmerman writes a monthky column for The Chapel Hill News).
▪ Dwight Bassett, economic development officer, town of Chapel Hill
▪ Kyle Touchstone, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp.
▪ Laurie Paolicelli, director, Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
The briefing is sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill Economic Development, Rho, and Rene Hendrickson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices–YSU.
To register for the briefing, go to carolinachamber.org/events.