Growth for J.T. Locke Resource Center

Have you heard of the JT Locke Resource Center? What a great educational asset for Southwest Raleigh. They are promoting family preservation, child development, and family self-sufficiency with their programs and activities. And the program is growing and expanding according to a recent article in the The Triangle Tribune.

Mentoring program expands

RALEIGH – The J.T. Locke Resource Center, which serves as a mentoring and tutoring center for underprivileged children, has grown by leaps and bounds.

Several years ago, the center – named after Mission J.T. Locke, the first black dean of agriculture at James E. Shepard High School – could only serve 15 people due to a lack of space. More than 200 people were on a waiting list.

Since then, it has become a 21st Century Learning Center run out of Westover United Methodist Church, which donated the space. It receives funds from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and a grant from the city.

Read the full article on The Triangle Tribune.

About Jason Hibbets

I'm a neighborhood advocate. I started off by getting involved in the Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch program and helped unite other neighborhoods in my community by forming the Lineberry Alliance. I continue work with neighborhood leaders in the District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA) and serve as planning co-chair for CityCamp Raleigh. I've completed Raleigh Neighborhood College (Spring 2005) and Leadership North Carolina (May 2007). In 2009, I lead a group of volunteers to review Raleigh's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. I served as chair of Raleigh's South West Citizen Advisory Council (SWCAC) from April 2010-2012. I have a genuine interest in strong communities, fostering diversity, understanding the issues, and using an open source approach in my work. You can follow me on Twitter: @jhibbets
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