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.
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
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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 & CEO
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.
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.
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.
SADE D. THOMPSON
VALENCIA A. FAULKNER
Secretary & Director of Finance
Director of Educational Resources
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.
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
ASHLEY D. DEW
DR. DREW JOHNSON
Director of Mental Health Resources
Director of Grants
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.
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.
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.
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
Our Core Programs
Mental Health & Wellness
Our programs consist of
Mental Health Virtual and In-person resources
Men's Health Matter Webinar for June
The Safe Circle: Resource Hub
Black Maternal Health Week
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
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
COME JOIN US!
Ask us about our initiatives! We are here to listen, talk, and help our parents in any way possible!
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
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.