In the last two years, P.O.W.E.R. has reached
Food donations, food resources, community resources
Provided holiday assistance, toys, clothing, and shoes
Mommy makeovers to mothers in need via hair, spa packages, and make up packages.
Back to school supplies, school shoes, clothing, gift cards
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
Leaders become great
not because of their
power, but because
of their ability to
“She overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.”
Founder & President
Taraza Tyler is a single-mother and native of Rose Hill, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University and currently serves in accounting at a corporate law firm. Over the past six years, Ms. Tyler has worked in the legal field specializing in personal injury law and education law. Now, she has turned her pain into POWER and has created an inspiring legacy by becoming the Founder & President of P.O.W.E.R, Inc. Community (Parents Owning Wealth Through Education & Resiliency).
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.
VALENCIA A. FAULKNER
Secretary & Director of Finance
Ms. Thompson continues to build her experience with nonprofit organizations with the
goal of successfully serving communities and individuals in need.
SADE D. THOMPSON
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 P. JENKINS
ASHLEY D. DEW
Director of Mental Health Resources
& Community Service
Director of Fundraising
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.
Director of Educational Resources
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
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
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.
For those struggling with the absence of a loved one because of incarceration (whether it’s a child, a spouse, or a parent), this group is designed to help by connecting with other people in
COME JOIN US!
Ask us about our weekly groups! We are here to listen, talk, and help our parents in any way possible!
A support group that offers opportunities for single parents to develop professional skill sets, participate in mock interviews, and to obtain access to employment opportunities.
It Takes Two
A group of married couples but who are stay at home parents or work opposite schedules who seek support from similar couples in a safe environment to network, learn, grow and share their stories.
Adoption/Foster Parent Group
Provides support to adoptees, birth parents and families, adoptive parents and families, those
who may be curious about adoption, and other adoption-related issues.