Vision & Mission

Our vision is

Beloved Community

We see a world of creative reconciliation, hard-won rights, and abiding love and respect of which we may be a means.

” . . . the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.”

 – Martin Luther King, from “Facing the Challenge of a New Age,” 1956


Our mission is

To honor, renew, and build community in the historic Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods of Chapel Hill, NC


We aim

To do justice by the legacies of vision, value, action, and example we hold in the Jackson Center Oral History Trust


Our goal is

             to engage

                        the wisdom of youth voices

                        the power of civil rights history

                        the struggles and strengths of generations of long-term                         residents

                        the insight of all who work, live, play, serve, and                                     worship in Northside neighborhoods

                        and partnership across multiple lines of difference

            to make community-driven change.


Our primary strategies are

  • Celebration and Connection
  • Advocacy and Organizing
  • Education and Youth Action