Oct
28
Oct 29

Assets Based Community Development

  • The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem

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.

Oct
22
7:00 am07:00

Wake-Up Walk

  • Bailey Park

Today, 1 in 3 children in Forsyth County does not wake up academically, physcially, or emotionally secure. Family Services is inviting the entire community to come together to help more children in Forsyth reach their full potential.

Get more information and register here.

Oct
4
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Biotech Place Atrium

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.

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.

Sep
28
8:00 am08:00

Universal Pre-K Forum

The Forsyth community is invited to join the Universal Pre-K Steering Committee in reviewing the work of two dozen early childhood development professionals, who have been examining the potential for quality Pre-K programs serving all four-year olds in Forsyth County. Share your perspective on the findings and recommendations.

Register to attend today.

Sep
13
3:30 pm15:30

The Forsyth Promise K-Ready CAN Meeting

The Forsyth Promise K-Ready Community Action Network works together to improve outcomes for young children and their families in Forsyth County. The meeting will be held at the Children's Museum. For more information, contact Latasha Lane, The Forsyth Promise Network Facilitator.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

May
10
3:00 pm15:00

The Forsyth Promise K-Ready CAN Meeting

Join members of The Forsyth Promise K-Ready Community Action Network as they work together to improve outcomes for young children and their families. The meeting will be held at the Children's Museum. For more information, contact Latasha Lane, The Forsyth Promise Network Facilitator. 

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. 

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.

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