Welcome to Merrick-Moore!

We’re the Merrick-Moore Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization founded in 1952 to serve the Merrick-Moore neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina. Here you can learn about our community and our most recent projects.

The Samuel Green Sr Community Garden, located at 2421 Cheek Road,will provide a space to address food insecurity and foster a sense of community in the Merrick-Moore Neighborhood. The development of the garden is being facilitated by a grant from the UHaul Mini Grant, and we’re planning to plant our first crop in the Fall of 2021.

The Merrick-Moore Community, originally the Millie Estate on the Roane Plantation, runs along Cheek Road which was “Fish Dam Road”. Our community was officially developed by V. F. Pope and H.L. Noell in 1947, with the first Black family to purchase land and build a home in 1940.

Many of the first residents to purchase lots and build were veterans of WWII who were released from the duty of service between 1945 and 1946. There were many families who purchased multiple lots, most being brothers, sisters, parents and others who had come from farms before the war.

Our Mission

The Merrick-Moore CDC, in its diverse community, exists for charitable and educational purposes, to improve the overall quality of the poor, underprivileged and disenfranchised, by strengthening the bonds amongst our residents.

Our Projects

Contact us for anything you want to know! We are happy to answer any question you have as quickly as possible.