Our Story

Non-profit and church leaders in the Durham area came together to envision the ReCity concept in 2014 as a youth employment incubator. Formally launched in September 2016, ReCity Network quickly attracted more than three dozen non-profits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses to tackle the city-wide challenge of youth disconnection.
 
As organizations have connected and collaborated on the systemic issues leading to scores of disconnected youth in an otherwise thriving city, ReCity Network has expanded its mission to become the social impact hub based in the heart of the Bull City. With 12,000 square feet of space dedicated to co-working, meetings, and community events, the network is now a catalyst for good, with members solving problems related to race, gender, wealth, and opportunity.
 
Shared space and shared impact—that’s the power of ReCity Network, a place created to help the underserved thrive while promoting efficiency, innovation, collaboration, and inspiration among hardworking organizations in the Durham community.

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ReCity leverages our facility and network to unite the work of these programs by eliminating silos and creating collaboration that results in meaningful, systemic, and transforming change for Durham's community. 

Key Metrics from Partners

100% are likely to recommend ReCity to others in the Community

93% believe member relationships and skills are adding value to each other’s work

79% believe they are achieving more through the network than they could alone

71% are saving money and are able to offer better quality services

Together, we can rewrite the story of our city.