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BWEL Scholar Zone computer lab
BWEL Scholar Zone resource lab
(co-located with Southeast Raleigh Connect)

A family-friendly resource center

The BWEL SCHOLAR Zone is available to student parents and their kids. We offer at no cost:

  • Resource lab:
    • Study space, computers with high-speed internet, printing
    • Academic coaching to help you enroll in school, navigate challenges, and be successful
  • Supervised play area:
    • Safe place for children to play while parents study
    • Tutoring and homework help
  • Basic needs:
    • Assistance with food, transportation, household items (as available)
    • Referrals to community resources

Our academic coaches and family support advocates can help you and your family get through school one semester at a time.

Who’s eligible?

BWEL supports parents pursuing post-secondary education, including:

  • Certificate or apprenticeship programs
  • Associates (2-year) degrees
  • Bachelors (4-year) degrees
  • Advanced (Masters+) degrees

If you are not enrolled in college yet but thinking about going to school, come talk to us! We can help you get started on a path to education.

Come by to see us!

We have office hours on Saturdays from noon – 4:00pm. Come with no appointment needed!

Appointments are available throughout the rest of the week including evenings and weekends. Please call or email ahead at 984-444-2303 or

If you are already enrolled in school, bring a student ID. Children are welcome in the SCHOLAR Zone but you are not required to bring them.


410 Lord Berkley Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

We are co-located with Southeast Raleigh Connect inside Fellowship Raleigh Church

On the busline! Less than .5 mile walk from New Bern Avenue.


We welcome all regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

BWEL Interest Form