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 GRACE-MAR

Grace-Mar, Services provides education, counseling and professional networks to displaced workers, minorities and
low-to-moderate income families in the areas of financial literacy, job readiness/placement and self-empowerment.

Grace-Mar Services, Inc. provides education, counseling and professional networks to displaced workers, minorities and
low-to-moderate income families in the areas of financial literacy, job readiness/placement and self-empowerment.

Grace- Mar Services Inc. is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization
that was founded in February 2009 by Kenneth and Grace Smith. 
To date, Grace-Mar has served more than 10,000 families in North Carolina.

 

Grace Mar Services Inc, provides social capital for individuals and families as a path to upward mobility in order to achieve self-sufficiency.

 

Through our partnerships and strategic alliances Grace-Mar has/holds the following certifications and accreditations:

  • Ticket to Work Provider

  • HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency

  • Getting Ahead Trainer

  • Certified Global Career Coach

  • Bridges out of Poverty

  • Certified Life Coach

  • Certified Housing Counselor

  • Certified Resume Writer

2013

  • “Community Partner of the Year," Convergys

  • “Triangle Leadership Award,”Charlotte Works

2014

  • “Triangle Leadership Award,”Charlotte Works

 

2015

  • Provided free tax preparation with the IRS Vito program

  • Outstanding Achievement in Professionals Services, 
    Virginia – Carolinas Minority Diversity Supplier Council

2016

  • 5-year award of recognized, Community Action Organization,
    Charlotte Area Fund

2017

  • CEO Kenneth Smith won the “Future 50 Smart CEO” award, 
    CEO Magazine

2018

  •  Distinguished Partnership Award – Brightwood College

AWARDS
Positive Program Graduates
67
New homeowners
56
     Average wage increase for client’s year over year 
9%
  • 37 achieved educational goals
  • 2000 job placements
  • $45MM in annualized income back in the community

615 E 6th Street Ste. 116
Charlotte, NC 28202

(980) 867-8675 ext. 1692

infogracemar@gracemar.org

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