Kate Deiter-Maradei

Kate Deiter-Maradei is a Raleigh based lawyer specializing in mediation with a passion for public service and community engagement. If Kate sees a public need, she immediately sets out to help.

Kate brings major organizations, subject matter experts, participants, and volunteers together to create effective teams and achieve established project goals. For the past nine years Kate, along with her family, have organized and hosted a Martin Luther King day of service, together with Church of the Nativity. Each year volunteers come together for one day with the goal of donating food and service to the Urban Ministries Food Pantry. In 2020 over 100 volunteers donated 1,912 pounds of food and several hours each bagging food and organizing the pantry.

Kate's Background

During Covid-19, in addition to the PEARL program, Kate set out to bring live music back into the lives of the community by co-producing a free virtual concert series, www.sunshinesongs.com.

Additionally, for the past 5 years, Kate has worked with Essential Partners to facilitate dialogues between law enforcement and African American citizens in an effort to enhance understanding, improve communications, and encourage a constructive and productive working relationship.

Kate is inspired and supported by her husband, three children, and mother, who are all close collaborators when it comes to getting the work done.

Learn More About Our Program

PEARL will provide support to 9th - 12th grade students in our community at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center in Raleigh located at : 721 N Raleigh Blvd.
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    The pilot program this fall will support the roughly 30 financially underprivileged students in our community with the hopes of expanding in the spring semester.
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    Pods of 3-4 students will work with their college/grad students for 4 hours per week and be assigned a layered team; one grad/college student will work with the students, and a retired teacher will mentor each college/grad students instructor.
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    We hope to support the program with a $1500 stipend for each grad/college student and $250 stipends for each participating family and retired teacher acting as mentor to the instructor.
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    College instructors will help classroom teachers by flagging learning issues or problem areas and ensure that students are submitting necessary assignments through the virtual platform.