About CEED

The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED) was founded May 20th, 1990 and is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that serves as a regional resource and advocacy center for women, individuals, and families, which enables restoration of personal dignity and economic empowerment. We are dedicated to assisting individuals and families gain skills to help themselves.

Our mission is to promote growth, productiveness and well-being through peer counseling, education, information, and advocacy programs. CEED works with other community agencies to achieve this goal and has a solid history of helping women, men and families through specialized programs. We deliver a $10 million per year impact to the Sandhills region of North Carolina through programs and services like the following:

Education and Job Skills

  • Tuition Aid Resources
  • Career Counseling
  • Interview Skills
  • Resume Workshops

Business Ownership

  • One-on-One Consulting
  • Business Plans
  • Business Expansion
  • Job Creation
  • Specialized Workshops
  • Credit and Loan Counseling
  • Partners in Progress Membership Program

Home Ownership

  • Lease to Own Housing Program
  • Credit Counseling
  • Budgeting Workshops
  • Mortgage Process Assistance

Your contributions to CEED are Welcome
You can help us continue to provide quality services to families in the Sandhills by making a contribution to The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development. These services are available to everyone who seeks our assistance. Because we are pledged to this policy, we welcome the financial support of individuals and organizations and depend on contributions to sustain the programs.

We thank our partners, US Small Business Administration, City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, for their continued financial support to our WBC  and Small Business programs!


To become a supporter of CEED, mail a tax-deductible contribution to:

The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development
230 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

North Carolina Solicitation License Number: SL000630
Federal Tax Exempt Status: 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

or click DONATE NOW to submit online today.

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