The Community Empowerment Fund is working to end the racial wealth gap by supporting over 3,000 Members, annually, in reaching their employment, housing, and finance goals. Our approach combines person-centered support with advocacy and financial services that pursue equity. CEF’s work is grounded in recognition of the detrimental impacts of systemic racism on Black and Brown members of our communities and we value the leadership of people with lived experiences with homelessness and poverty.
Chapel Hill Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 19 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Binkley Baptist
Carrboro Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 21 from 6pm to 7:30pm at MLK Park Ampitheater
House Us Now! Saturday, September 23 from 2pm to 5pm
Durham City Council Candidate Forum on Monday, September 25 5pm to 7pm
CEF is planning a fashion show called “Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch!” on October 28, 2023, from 2:30-5:30 pm at the Hargraves Community Center to showcase affordable fashion from small creators in the area.
We are looking for more designers who create ready-to-wear pieces, models, and photographers and would love for anyone to participate. This is a great opportunity for to get involved in the community through volunteering while developing your portfolio and getting some experience. If you’re interested in participating, fill out this form!
CEF’s annual Piggy Bank Bash will be held in person at Provident1898 in Durham on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Tickets for CEF Members are free and Advocates are $15 each, general tickets are $25 each, and limited-VIP tickets with an exclusive cocktail hour are $50 each (doors open early for VIP ticketholders). Purchase your tickets today!