As the co-chairs of North by Northeast’s Board of Directors, we are excited to launch the countdown to our 10 year anniversary this August! As we remember our beginnings and look to the future, we have much to be grateful for and plenty of energy for the work
As the co-chairs of North by Northeast’s Board of Directors, we are excited to launch the countdown to our 10 year anniversary this August! As we remember our beginnings and look to the future, we have much to be grateful for and plenty of energy for the work ahead.
We were founded in 2005 after a chance meeting related to relief for Hurricane Katrina survivors. Demand for our services grew quickly after we opened in 2006, prompting a move from our original 500 square foot home on N Williams Avenue to our current space in the Garlington Center on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Our staff has grown from one to eight and now includes an Executive Director, a Community Health Worker and paid medical providers. We’ve grown and diversified our board, donors and volunteers. Over the past two years we navigated a rapidly changing healthcare landscape and successfully transitioned from a volunteer-based free clinic for uninsured adults to a primary care home that now serves both the uninsured and those covered by Medicaid. We are a model for others across the state seeking to make a similar transition. Our services have increasingly focused on African American health, and word is spreading that our clinic is a welcoming and respectful place to get care. We’ve outgrown our current location and are actively seeking a larger space for a permanent home.
Over the coming year we’ll celebrate our successes while remaining focused and intentional about the future. In the spirit of Ujima (Swahili for collective work and responsibility) we invite you to join us as we continue to embody faith, social justice and resiliency.
Please consider making a gift in honor of our 10th year. Click here to donate!
Charlene McGee and Lisa Hawash
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors