Author Archives: Helen Herrera

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    2014 Southeast Raleigh Mini-Grant Summary: Agape Word Fellowship and Fertile Ground Food Cooperative

    Posted on May 17, 2015 by in Blog, Mini-Grants

    As the 2014 mini-grant funding cycle comes to an end, we would like to take this time to thank our partnering organizations for increasing access to healthy and affordable foods and safe places to be active in Southeast Raleigh. Over the next few months, we will conduct end of year evaluations and will post a […]

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    Faith Community Physical Activity Initiative in SE Raleigh

    Posted on April 26, 2015 by in Blog

    For several months, Voices into Action, the YMCA Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program (YMCA REACH), Wake County Human Services have been collaborating with local faith communities to increase access to physical activity. The initial meetings provided a platform for faith congregations to voice their wants and needs. It also provided a space […]

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    In the Spotlight: 2015 Lee and Harnett County Mini-Grantees

    Posted on April 10, 2015 by in Blog, Mini-Grants, Uncategorized

    Join me in congratulating our 2015 Lee County and Harnett County Mini-Grantees! We are proud to be partnering with ten wonderful local non-profits that are working to expand access to healthy, affordable food and safe places to be active within our communities. Harnett County Harnett Voices for Community and Leadership Development is establishing the Community Garden for […]

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    In the Spotlight: 2015 SE Raleigh Mini-Grantees

    Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Blog, Mini-Grants

    Join me in congratulating our 2015 SE Raleigh Mini-Grantees! We are thrilled to see all the good that out partnering non-profits have to offer our communities. Stay tuned for our Harnett and Lee County Mini-Grantees coming up later this week. Alliance Medical Ministry Community Garden AMM’s garden provides access to free, organic, fresh fruits and […]

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    Re-imaging New Year’s Resolutions

    Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Blog

    by Susan Jakes New Year’s Resolutions are coming soon – a chance to push the reset button and decide what we really want to make happen in the new year. Often times these resolutions require some daily behavior change, and are dropped after a few days or weeks. My challenge to you is to think […]

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    Exercise with Your Pet

    Posted on December 12, 2014 by in Blog

    by Debbie Stephenson What is one thing you have in common with your dog or cat?   If you answered the need to exercise you are exactly right! The benefits from exercise for both humans and pets include weight management, stronger bones and muscles, improved hearts and lungs and an overall improvement in health. Exercising a […]

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    Harnett County Mini-Grant Updates

    Posted on December 11, 2014 by in Blog, Harnett County, Mini-Grants

      by Sarah Bowen, Annie Hardison-Moody, Lilly O’Connell, and Josephine McKelvy We recently completed our 6-month site visits with 4 of our 5 mini-grantee organizations in Harnett County, and we’re so excited about what they’ve accomplished! Lillington Star Playground Lillington Star Free Will Baptist Church is working hard to make sure that their congregation and […]

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    Wake County Mini-Grant Updates: Part III

    Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Blog, Mini-Grants, Wake County

      by Josephine McKelvy, Marissa Sheldon, and Lilly O’Connell Here are the remaining updates on our  2014 Wake County mini-grantees! Passage Home The staff of Passage Home wears many hats to help families become self-sufficient. Some of their services include after-school tutoring, feeding the community, and helping families move into permanent housing, among other goals. As a […]

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  • Video Resource: Tiny Bites Add Up!

    Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Blog

      by Lorelei Jones Maintaining your weight during the holiday season can often be a challenge. Check out this video to see how those “tiny bites” can add up to extra weight gain.

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    Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

    Posted on November 21, 2014 by in Blog

    by Kristin Larson A healthy, yummy fall recipe that is great for the holidays! Try it out and let us know what you think! Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-roasted-butternut-squash/   Ingredients -Butternut squash- peeled, seeded and cut into cubes -2 tablespoons olive oil -2 cloves garlic, minced -salt and black pepper to taste Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 […]

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