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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4000

The number of high-school dropouts in Durham today

400

The number of service providers created to help alleviate the problem of youth disconnection.  

also the number of young people who continue to drop out of school each year in Durham.

40%

Percentage of students not on track to graduate high school in Durham.

 

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

REcity provides backbone support for Durham's efforts to eliminate youth disconnection Through A FACILITY THAT PROVIDEs EASY ACCESS TO RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIEs

 

Together, we can rewrite the story of our city.