CEF at the 2016 Asset Learning Conference in DC

Highlights of our lessons learned, big ideas, and big takeaways! CEF’s Program Coordinator and Operations Coordinator, Maggie West and Jon Young, rode the Megabus up to DC last month to attend the Assets Learning Conference, hosted by our friends and partners at CFED. Here’s a peek at what got us excited and where we’re taking […]


New Staff Welcome: Diiv Sternman

Diiv Sternman joined Chapel Hill team as Member Services Coordinator in May of 2016. And we are so happy to have them! What made you interested in CEF? I was at a point in my career where I had done direct service for 12 years—and it does take its toll.  I was reaching a point […]


Unlocking Doors for Affordable Housing

“Remember that these are the people that nobody else wants to work with, it seems.  So, let’s not leave them out. We can’t leave anyone out.” — Mark Scruggs, Open Table Ministry, Voucher-Holder for 5 years Holding a Voucher, Without a Home Last week, the Durham Housing Authority (DHA) opened the waitlist for Housing Choice Vouchers […]


OC HUB: Premium Offices Available!

CEF is offering community nonprofits, premium downtown offices! Join The Starting at $350/month — 5 Offices Available! Discounted rates when leasing multiple offices! Includes: Utilities, high-speed Wi-Fi and janitorial services Furnished offices available at no extra cost Shared conference room Non-Profit Partners! Opportunities for program collaboration Shared resources and collective impact Where: Ground floor of […]


Member Story: Richard

Richard is a devoted father with a calm, steady spirit. Talking about his son, you can hear the pride welling up with every sentence. He describes his son’s leadership in the school band, musical talents, amazing adaptability to all kinds of situations, and just how much of a people person he is – as well […]


CEF’s 1-on-1 Financial Coaching

By Andrew Franklin: I’ve heard it said that the exchange of knowledge is among the most intimate of human interactions. In my time at CEF, I’ve seen this exchange happen over and over again. Members share wisdom and experience with Advocates. Advocates share CEF’s resources and body of knowledge with Members as they walk together […]


Annual Report 2015

Download here: 2015 Annual Report We are overjoyed to share our 2015 Annual Report with you! Inside you’ll find amazing stories of Member success, exciting program updates, and a review of 2015 by the numbers. Thank you to all the Members, Advocates, partners, and supporters who continue to help build and sustain the CEF community!   […]