Movement of Youth (MOY) President & CEO named to United Way of the Greater Triangle’s 10 to Watch

United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) named the inaugural class of the “10 to Watch”, a cohort of leaders selected for their impact and potential to shape the future of the Triangle. “10 to Watch” is a new investment initiative created to address the racial and cultural disparities between the leaders of nonprofit organizations and the communities that they serve as well as to address racial and gender disparities when it comes to organizational resources.

During United Way’s 2016-2017 funding cycle, over 85% of those served were people of color. Conversely, during that same time, people of color led just 20% of the funded partner agencies. Disparities also exist along racial and gender lines when it comes to organizational resources. In the Triangle, on average, organizations led by people of color and women hold far less revenues and assets.

‘10 to Watch’ organizations and leaders are:

  1. The Beautiful Project – Jamaica Gilmer
  2. The Daniel Center for Math and Science, Inc. – Kirby Jones
  3. Dress for Success Triangle – Laura Martin
  4. EmPOWERment Inc.- Delores Bailey
  5. TheGifted Arts, Inc. – Nicholé Morgan
  6. Movement of Youth – Atrayus O. Goode
  7. N.C. Scholars’ LatinX Initiative (N.C. SLI) – Ricky Hurtado
  8. A Place at the Table – Maggie Kane
  9. Step Up Durham – Syretta Hill
  10. Village of Wisdom – Dr. William Jackson

United Way of the Greater Triangle is making a half-million-dollar investment in these ten high-impact organizations ($25K per year invested in each organization for two years). In addition, United Way is collaborating with Leadership Triangle to make a two-year investment in the leadership development of these dynamic leaders through a rigorous curriculum including Leadership Triangle’s “Transforming Leaders” program beginning in September.

Eric Guckian, UWGT President & CEO, stated, “United Way’s mission is to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility through the power of partnerships. This partnership with the “10 to Watch” and Leadership Triangle is one of our very strongest. By building the bench of more representative leadership in the Triangle, we are ensuring that we accelerate our communities’ shared mission of maximizing our social impact.”