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OUR MISSION

P.O.W.E.R., Inc. Community, also known as

Parents Owning Wealth Through Education & Resiliency, 

is a nonprofit organization 501 (c) (3) with a mission to empower, encourage, and equip parents to obtain essential resources, life skills and ultimately become self-sufficient while facing every day challenges.

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of P.O.W.E.R.,Inc. Community is to enrich single parents through the power of unity by mentoring, community services, and networking events while helping them recognize their potential to attain excellence through the journey of parenthood.

MEET OUR TEAM

The team

Leaders become great

not because of their

power, but because

of  their ability to

empower others.

-John Maxwell

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“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."-Madeleine Albright

Meet the Founder & Executive Director

Taraza Tyler

Greetings,

My name is Taraza Tyler, and I am honored to serve as the CEO and Founder of P.O.W.E.R., Inc. Community. Our nonprofit organization, also known as Parents Owning Wealth Through Education & Resiliency, is a 501(c)(3) entity dedicated to empowering and equipping parents with essential resources and life skills, ultimately leading to self-sufficiency while overcoming daily challenges. Our primary mission is to enrich and support single parents through the power of unity, mentoring, community service, and networking events, as we help them recognize their potential for excellence throughout their parenting journey.

Drawing from personal experiences, I recognized a lack of readily available resources, representation, and programs that would equip single mothers and fathers with the necessary tools needed for success. As an advocate for single parents, caregivers, and foster care parents, my goal is to assist in using their voice and POWER to overcome the barriers that have been set by generational misconceptions, miseducation of financial responsibility, and both mental and physical health. However, I am aware that I cannot serve the parent community alone. That is why we need you! I look forward to connecting with you to make a meaningful impact in the lives of single parents.

Ms. Thompson continues to build her experience with nonprofit organizations with the
goal of successfully serving communities and individuals in need.

SADE D. THOMPSON

President

During Valencia's tenure in the finance industry, she has been committed to ensuring that all
federal and state policies and procedures are followed in order to deliver accurate data.

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Katona is a proud native of Fayetteville, NC. Currently, he serves as a High School Assistant

Principal in the Wake County School System. Katona takes pride in connecting our parents with educational resources.  

KATONA THOMAS-BRIGGS
 

Vice President

VALENCIA A. FAULKNER

Secretary & Director of Finance

Necolby Burt has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Child Development and Family Relations as well as a B.A. in Elementary Education K-6. She has been working in education for over 13 years. Necolby currently works in Durham Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher. 

NECOLBY BURT

Director of Educational Resources

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Shaina has worked with the adult population for over six years serving as a qualified Mental Health Professional (MHP) specializing in providing resources for homeless veterans and teen
mothers within the welfare system. She has also worked to decrease the recidivism rate of heroine usage among the African American population. 

Ashley’s current responsibilities include seeking out funding, assisting with grant and
contract proposal preparation, budget development, submission, and grant award account management.

SHAINA PRYOR

ASHLEY D. DEW

Director of Mental Health
Resources

 

Director of Grants

Drew has a significant background in higher education and has assisted a multitude of individuals with career decision-making. Drew's expertise provides the family and communities that we serve, access to better opportunities and education. Drew has also been recognized by several platforms for his work with underprivileged youth in the

Triangle area.  

DR. DREW JOHNSON

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Marina is currently working as a medical biller/coder. She grew up using her summers volunteering for her church organization that provided resources and relationships to inner city residents in the Raleigh area. She is experienced in working with children, and is passionate about assisting families with uplifting children to become the best they can be. 

Board Member 

Marina Bennett
 

Volunteer Coordinator 

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Kendall works in IT for the government. He is a proud firefighter for Cleveland Fire Department. in Clayton County. He takes pride in building relationships with community leaders, businesses, and other nonprofits to partner or fundraise for upcoming events, community service or etc for the single parent community. 

Kendall Bennett
 

Board Member

What we do

WHAT WE DO

Plugging Resources into the Parent Community

P.O.W.E.R. Inc. Community is in the network of empowering and educating single parents who face everyday challenges such as managing finances, organization, family responsibilities, and stress. The POWER team strives to establish support and healthy communications about parenthood.

The work we accomplish in the single parent community provides a holistic approach to helping single parents become self-aware of the resources and proper tools available in the parent community. We make sure our parents are empowered by plugging the right resource for them and their family.

What we offer

WHAT WE OFFER

Our Core Programs

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Mental Health & Wellness 
Initiatives
  

Our programs consist of

  • Mindful Walking

  • Mental Health Virtual and In-person resources

  • Men's Health Matter Webinar for June

  • The Safe Circle: Resource Hub

  • Black Maternal Health Week

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Educational Intiatives

Our programs consist of

  • 4th Quarter: Playing Catch Up for Success

  • Back to School Program

  • EOG/EOC Webinars and Virtual Hub for Parents

  • POWER & Progress: Black History Program

  • Cultivating the Return: Part 2

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Professional
Development & Classes

A programs, webinars, and resources for single parents to develop professional skill sets, participate in mock interviews, assist with building generational wealth, and self-care.

Webinars and Programs Consist of:

  • Monetary Saving in the Pandemic: Financial Literacy Webinar

  • Cork& Conversation: Exploring Entrepreneurship and Parenting

  • Healthy Self/Loving Your Skin: Protecting and Loving Your Skin

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COME JOIN US!

Ask us about our initiatives! We are here to listen, talk, and help our parents in any way possible!

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Safe Community Spaces

Our programs consist of:

  • Wisdom Warriors: Safe space for men and fathers

  • Celebrating Young Girl and Caretakers: annual conference to assist young girls and parents healing and thriving

  • Mother's Day Make-Over

  • Father's Day Giveaway

  • Father's Day Basketball Clinic

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Parent 2 Parent

A group for parents and guardians who like to spend time with other parents and guardians in a safe environment, to network, learn, grow, and share their stories while influencing the community.

Who we serve

Service Areas

Wake County & Durham County

Duplin County
 

(DMV)  District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

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CONTACT US

3434-135 Kildaire Farm Rd. #778

Cary, North Carolina 27518

Please fill out the form below, so that we can better assist you! 

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