LGBT Center Of Raleigh Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   67 reviews

Address:

324 South Harrington Street Raleigh NC 27603 USA

Mission:

To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

Results:

Too many to name!

Target demographics:

the LGBTQ community and Allies

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 10000 people

Geographic areas served:

Raleigh

Programs:

SAGE Raleigh, Youth, Triangle Plus, Allies, Trans* Initiative, and many more.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered here for over six months. I have many experiences with a variety of profits, and this is by far one the most welcoming and well organized that I have worked with. Both the staff and volunteers are personable and engaging. The Center offers a variety of programs and groups to meet the needs and wants of the LGBT and Ally community, and we hav a number of visitors from across the US.

 
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I love volunteering and hanging out at the center. It's a warm, welcoming, and safe place for anyone. Great staff and programs to help you with wherever you are in your life journey.

 
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I am never fail to be amazed at the new things always happening at the center. The programming has grown so much in its five years. Great organization to work with.

 
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I became a volunteer at the center not too long ago. I wanted to meet new people who I could relate to and I also wanted to help out in my community. When I first started I immediatley noticed that the enviorment I had stepped into felt like a second home. Every person I have met so far has been so kind to me and have welcomed me with open arms. I have only volunteered at the center a handful of times but each time I do, I get an oppritunity to see how many people the center helps. There are so many programs specific towards people of all ages, sexualities, and genders. The LGBT Center of Raleigh is a safe space for anyone, not only those who identify as LGBT, but as allies as well.

 
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The number of programs, for the number of varying segments of the L, G, B, T, and even Straight population that the Center offers blows my mind, and continues to grow. Add in the biggest GLBT-themed library in the Southeast, containing many out-of-print books plus hundreds of DVDs, an extremely committed, empathetic staff and volunteer corps, and this organization has literally changed lives in Raleigh in the few short years they've been around. Even if you're not gay, please stop by sometime and be amazed!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I love the LGBT Center of Raleigh! It's amazing. Everyone is welcome and feels welcomed as soon as you walk in the door. We laugh together and celebrate all the wonderful victories we have had in the last year. The center has stellar programs ranging from a Transgender Support Group to a Faith Forum. There is practically a program or meeting everyday. Allies are welcome too and there is even a group for them that helps educate people on LGBT issues and LGBT people are invited, as allies are welcome in some of the other groups. The library is well known for having the biggest collection of LGBT themed books in the Southeast and they also have great DVDs. There is also STI/STD testing 2 times per week for everyone which is extremely valuable to the community at large. So come on in... there's always free coffee and great conversation. :)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As apart of my master's program, I'm required to complete a year long internship. After reviewing the list of possibilities I quickly decided on the LGBT center of Raleigh. I've always wanted to get involved in my community but was never provided the chance prior to this opportunity. I've been interning at the LGBT Center of Raleigh since August now and I absolutely love it. The center offers an array of amazing programs for all ages ranging from youth all the up to 50+. We even have a large and very well stocked LGBT library and DVD section where you can check out any book or DVD that interests you. It feels great to be a part of an agency that caters so well to my community. Our programs, events, and fundraisers truly makes every member of the LGBTQA community feel welcomed. I'm very grateful to have had the experience to be apart of a wonderful place like this.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I began as an Intern/Volunteer last August. As a member of the LGBT community, I wanted to do more for others in my community. I have learned a great deal from the amazing staff at the Center as well as the many volunteers and community members. The Center is warm and welcoming. Our programs are not only a great way to meet others, but also educational. This is a wonderful place to volunteer, visit, and be apart of.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

When Amendment one was happening I felt I needed to find a way to support the LGBT community. As an ally in my heart but not really knowing anything about LGBT issues at the time, I sought out the LGBT Center of Raleigh and was immediately welcomed as an ally. I started volunteering there and educating myself through their library and many programs they offer. I now help run the Raleigh Allies group and help with the youth as well. I'm so glad I walked in to the center that first day! It's been awesome ever since!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I'm an ally and a volunteer for the LGBT Center of Raleigh. It has been a place for education, social fun and life changing moments. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn and experience the LGBT community to come hang out at the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Check out a book, come to First Friday or learn about all the resources that are there for you.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I am a youth board member at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and have been amazed by their commitment to bettering the condition of life for LGBTQ teens in the Triangle area. As a sophomore in high school, I approached the Center for advice in running a program for queer youth. The Center not only helped our group, QueerNC, get off the ground, but invited us to become a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh. QueerNC is now fully funded by the Center and has been continuously provided with a safe space to hold events, the assistance of adult volunteers who are dedicated to promoting youth leadership, and access to an expansive collection of LGBTQ books that would otherwise be difficult for GSAs in the area to obtain for their meetings. Through the Center's support, we have been able to reach about 500 youth across North Carolina and provide resources to teens that would otherwise be isolated.

Not only does the LGBT Center of Raleigh have an expansive range of programs for all ages, it is also open to new ideas and proposals for groups, ensuring that all minority populations in the community have an affirming space to network. The board does great work in bettering the social climate of the Triangle for LGBTQ people.

 
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