Tar Heel Talk: April 24th, 2016

Topic: The Hope Center at Pullen/Jazz Brunch

Guests: Stacy Bluth, Executive Director, The Hope Center at Pullen
Marcella Middleton, Former Foster Child/ Current Hope Center Board Member
Ife Parks, President, Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

In North Carolina, more than 14,000 children are in foster care. And while some will be adopted, others will find themselves on their own when they turn 18 and age out of the foster care system. That’s where organizations like The Hope Center at Pullen come in, to prevent those teens from becoming homeless after leaving the system by helping them find jobs, housing and overall support. In support of this organization and foster youth, the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack and Jill of America will host Harnessing Hope: A Jazz Brunch supporting The Hope Center at Pullen. This event will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 11 AM to 2PM at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or by logging on to jackandjillraleigh.org.