Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

El Buen Camino 5K Family Run/Walk

It's the 5th Annual El Buen Camino 5K Run and Walk!

"This family fitness event is committed to building community through running, walking and being with one another.  This unique race definitely has a Latin flare, takes you through the beautiful campus of Wake Forest University and is a perfect event for the whole family!"

There's more on the race and registration here. 

You'll also want to read about El Buen Pastor's work with Great Expectations.

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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Smart Start Professional Development Conference

  • Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Under the banner headline, “How Are the Children?” NC District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield will provide a keynote address, focusing particularly on the unique stress that poverty imposes on families and their youngest children. The event will bring a close to the Week of the Young Child.

Learn more about the conference.

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Apr
24
to Apr 28

The Week of the Young Child 2017

#WOYC2017 is here!

Great Expectations will join Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and many others supporting early childhood in this annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families! 

Little ones will do activities in their classrooms and you'll want to keep an eye out for events for the adults caring for them, throughout the community!

Read more in our Great Expectations Newsfeed. 

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Child Advocacy Network Meeting

  • North Carolina Association of Educators (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NC Child convenes and facilitates the Child Advocacy Network, a coalition of service providers, professional associations, and other child advocacy organizations from across the state.

This meeting will feature a guest speaker from NC DHHS who can provide insight into key department goals moving forward and a discussion of upcoming events and opportunities for collaboration.

If you are interested in joining the Child Advocacy Network, contact Adam Sotak, (adam@ncchild.org) public engagement director.

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Mar
1
to Mar 24

12th Annual WeeCare! Cereal Drive

It's National Nutrition Month, and Crisis Control Ministry will hold its 12th Annual “WeeCare! Cereal Drive” from March 1-24, 2017.

Throughout Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Forsyth County, elementary schools, preschools and day care centers will collect cereal to be distributed through the Client Choice Food Pantries at Crisis Control Ministry offices in both Winston-Salem and Kernersville.

“We love this drive every year because it helps stock our shelves, but also because it is such a great way for children to understand helping those who are less fortunate fill an essential need,” said Crisis Control Ministry’s Executive Director, Margaret Elliott. “Letting kids pick their favorite cereals and teaching them that they will get to pass them to other kids and families is a hands-on, tangible lesson.”

Here's more information on WeeCare and how to become a participating collection location. You can also reach out to Crisis Control at 336.724.7875.

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Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Winston-Salem Education Huddle Town Hall

The Winston-Salem Education Huddle has identified education as a priority in our community and is taking action the week of February 20-24, 2017 to show appreciation and support for the teachers and staff at the area’s 11 Priority schools and 4 Focus schools. The Town Hall meeting will provide reflections on the experiences in the schools as well as next steps for taking action at the local level.

All Winston-Salem and Forsyth County elected officials, educators, students, advocates and citizens are invited to attend.

Confirmed attendees include North Carolina state Senator Paul Lowe Jr. Other invitees include Governor Roy Cooper, US Senators Richard Burr and Tom Tillis, US Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, state Representative Evelyn Terry, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, WS/FCS School Board Members, Superintendent Beverly Emory, and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

Learn more on the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce website.

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Help Me Grow Community Conversation

MDC, Smart Start of Forsyth County, and The Forsyth Promise invite community stakeholders to continue to explore the specifics of what the HMG system would mean for Forsyth County families and providers – including the level of need for and the benefits and drawbacks of such a system. Discussion will be grounded in the context of the existing infrastructure in Forsyth County and areas of alignment for outreach, screening, referral, and data collection in the county.  For more information, contact Cate Elander.

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Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

kidoNomiCs: The Economics of Early Childhood Investment

This year's 2017-2018 Emerging Issues Forum will issue experts, educators, legislators, and North Carolina leaders from business, economic development and the nonprofit sectors, to share ideas on how to move the state forward on early childhood systems - an issue of critical importance to our future.

Access the livestream and resources here.

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Countdown to Kindergarten

  • The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Representatives from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system and community partners will help families of rising Kindergarten students navigate the process of registering their child for school. Families and their rising Kindergarteners will be able to participate in a variety of fun activitiesrelated to their first day of elementary school!

Read more from the parents and providers at Countdown to Kindergarten in our Community Highlight.

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

Assets Based Community Development

  • The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods invites you to learn how communities come together to build on their shared resources and concerns. This Friday, join Assets Based Community Development to:

  • Unlock the power of your neighborhood's existing resources, and develop new ones.
  • Understand & learn how communities can move from being clients to engaged citizens creating neighborhood development plans that work! 
  • Map resources and make innovative new connections that are sustainable and worth investing in.

 Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.

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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust introduces new president to Winston-Salem

  • Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Biotech Place Atrium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Local leaders, social service providers, and residents are invited to meet Dr. Laura Gerald, learn about her background in rural health and child development, and her commitment to efforts like Great Expectations, the Trust’s strategy to improve early education outcomes in Forsyth County.  Please join us for updates on the Trust’'s upcoming activities —and Dr. Gerald's encouragement of community efforts to help children succeed in school.

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Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Winston-Salem Children's Economic Opportunity Forum

NC Child, Smart Start of Forsyth County, and H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem invite you to help shape the development of an Economic Opportunity Agenda for children in Forsyth County and throughout NC. At all five stops in the state, the program will include: an interactive “data walk” with local and statewide information about child well-being, opportunities to share your stories behind the data, a discussion about policy solutions to break down barriers to success, and steps to get involved in state and local advocacy efforts.

Register to attend the dinner and discussion and read more at NC Child.

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Help Me Grow Community Conversation

MDC, Smart Start of Forsyth County, and The Forsyth Promise invite community stakeholders to continue to explore screening and referral for Forsyth County, and the HMG system in particular, for families and providers. Discussion will be grounded in the context of the existing infrastructure in Forsyth County and areas of alignment for outreach, screening, referral, and data collection in the county.  For more information, contact Cate Elander.

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Aug
27
8:00 AM08:00

El Buen Pastor Yard Sale

Come on out! El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services is currently accepting donations of:

 Household goods and furniture
 Small appliances, dishes, and kitchen items
 Linens, towels, rugs, and bedding
 Gently used fall and winter clothing (on hangers please)
 Shoes and purses (in excellent condition only)
 Sporting goods, bikes, tools, lawn equipment
 Toys and baby equipment

Volunteers are also needed in the week leading up to the yard sale, from August 22nd - 27th. For more information, reach out at info@elbuenpastorLCS.org, or read more in El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services' Summer Newsletter.

 

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Aug
3
8:30 AM08:30

Help Me Grow Community Conversation

MDC, Smart Start of Forsyth County, and The Forsyth Promise invite community stakeholders to continue to explore the specifics of what the HMG system would mean for Forsyth County families and providers – including the level of need for and the benefits and drawbacks of such a system. Discussion will be grounded in the context of the existing infrastructure in Forsyth County and areas of alignment for outreach, screening, referral, and data collection in the county.  For more information, contact Cate Elander.

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May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Imprints Cares: Night of Hope Social

Board of Directors and Staff of Imprints Cares cordially invite you to our inaugural Night of Hope Social as we strive to raise $40,000 to provide 100 underserved children with one year of Kindergarten Readiness!

Visit The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel for an evening filled with yummy food and spirits from The Katherine, live music by The Matt Kosma Quartet, raffle prizes, and more. Purchase your tickets and find more details here, or contact Melissa Payton

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Apr
16
8:30 AM08:30

ZERO TO THREE Professional Development Series

"Understanding Early Brain Development" is the second training in ZERO TO THREE's Learning and Growing Together Professional Development Series: Core Knowledge for Professionals Serving Young Children and Their Families. This training series is offered for cross-sector professionals in Forsyth County, and is funded through Great Expectations. Contact Nikki Darling-Kuria to register or to be added to the waitlist. 

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Apr
15
8:30 AM08:30

Forsyth County Worthy Wage Day 2016

Be a part of the movement to change the world of early education locally. On April 15th, 2016, at First Baptist Church Children’s Center in W-S, N.C. Forsyth County Worthy Wage Day 2016 will take place. Partnered with Smart Start of Forsyth County and organized by Shanda Cox, you can job shadow with an early childhood professional and see how hard these professionals work and how valuable they are to the community - all while working for unlivable wages. You can then voice your opinion about your experiences during your day and what you think needs to change as you take a tour through what these men and women’s daily wages look like in a round table discussion. Will you take the challenge? Show your support today for a cause that needs it most!

Register and find more information on the event here.

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Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

Nonprofit Townhall Meeting

Join the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, HandsOn Northwest NC and United Way of Forsyth County for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting to get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2016.  Last year, nonprofits were at the center of many of the biggest state policy debates. As state legislators return to Raleigh to begin their 2016 short session in April, many of their top priorities will again involve issues of critical importance to nonprofits. Read more here

 

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