After ten years of doing workforce development programming, we ran into a problem. We were graduating more adults prepared for work than ever and it was exceeding our ability to place people into networked jobs. Others were finding work but were struggling to find high paying employment. These tensions led to neighbors beginning to ponder the idea of starting their own businesses that would hire other neighbors from the neighborhood. These thoughts birthed Neighbor Enterprises: for-profit social enterprises from our community.
The Mission
To create an alternative economic ecosystem that provides pathways for individuals in our community to thrive and realize their fullest potential in the workforce.
The Vision
To create a cluster of thriving community-based businesses that will provide living-wage employment opportunities to folks who have been historically marginalized from mainstream economic means.

The Commitments

  1.  We are committed to hiring, training, and promoting from within our local community and network. The businesses are an extension of our organizational mentoring philosophy.

  2. We are committed, from day one, to pay at or above a living-wage for each Neighbor Enterprise employee.

  3. We are committed to providing market competitive, high-quality services and/or products that meet and exceed customer expectations.

  4. We are committed to giving all profits back to employees and/or re-investing back into the enterprises for further growth and scale.

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Get Connected to our Social Enterprises

Since 2017, Neighbor Moving is Raleigh’s first social enterprise moving company. Whether you’re moving across town or across the state, we provide a full-range of professional relocation services that will exceed your expectations and help to alleviate the stress of moving. We are fully bonded and licensed and with over +1000 unique moves under our belt with an average rating of 4.9/5 stars, we look forward to you being our next satisfied customer. Visit us online: neighbormoving.com

Neighbor Cleaning is Neighbor to Neighbor’s first of two home maintenance social enterprises. Our team has over ten years of industry experience and desire to offer the best service in Raleigh. We would love make your home feel like an oasis again. We also offer cleaning services for corporate offices as well. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Neighbor Lawn Care is Neighbor to Neighbor’s second of two home maintence social enterprises. Our highly experienced and trained team are passionate about lawn care and maintence—and they treat each lawn as if it were their own. From home yards to corporate office groundskeeping, we are equipped to service your property and have a package for you. Contact us for a quote today: neighborlawncare.com

Neighbor Cater was launched out of our pilot entrepreneurial class called 5E in 2015. Neighbor Cater continues to provide unique foods and remarkable catering services to many nonprofits, churches, business partners, as well as private events in the Raleigh area. We are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be back soon! Please email N2N Staff member, Cas Womack