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About Us

Grace Mar Services Inc, started out as a nonprofit housing counseling organization, was founded by Kenneth and Grace Smith in 2009.  Kenneth named the organization after his wife Grace and his mother Margaret.
The agency received its first charitable donation from Regions Bank for $150 in 2010.  Ten years later the agency received a $1.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor. 

Today Grace Mar is a combination of several companies including: a software company, a training division and a consulting firm.  These companies continue to serve individuals, families, and communities in the areas of workforce development and economic growth and mobility. 

Our goal is to use the expertise that we have developed over the past  years to help individuals, families and communities MOVE FORWARD.

Our Awards

2012 NAHRO Awardee
2013 Community Partner of the Year by Convergys
2013 Triangle Leadership Award
2014 Triangle Leadership Award
2015 Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Professional Services

2016 received 5-year award, Community Action Organization

2017 Future 50 Smart CEO - CEO Magazine 

2018 Community Award for Excellence OJT Program

2018 Distinguished Partnership Award

2019 Local Legend Award

2022 Service Excellence Award

2022 Spirit of Fatherhood Award

Publications & Research

Our Work

Youth Programs

  • 50% of the African American Population in the US is 30 years or younger. We must prepare and empower this group

Contact Us

Would you like to learn more about how you can get involved with Grace-Mar or would you like to learn more about our services?

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