Helping Mothers and Babies in Forsyth County Succeed

For all children, learning begins long before they ever enter a classroom. And many new mothers—whether they are first-time parents or are caring for multiple children—have questions and need support. At the Trust, we believe every mother—and family—should have access to the information and resources she needs to feel confident in caring for her baby and herself, as she becomes her child’s first and most important teacher. Forsyth Connects is a universal home visiting program available to all mothers and babies in the county. 

Read more about Forsyth Connects.

The Learning Network: Q&A with Nolo Martinez

Dr. Nolo Martínez and his team at Nolo Consulting are directing the Forsyth Family Voices Learning Network, a series of listening and learning gatherings with parents and providers in Forsyth County. We sat down with Dr. Martinez to learn more. 

"As a resident of Forsyth County, I don’t think we have bet enough on the knowledge of people living in poverty and what they can do if they come together," said Nolo. 

Read our Q&A with Dr. Nolo Martinez.

Winston-Salem Journal - Loving the new library that was worth the wait

The Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem opened its doors to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 31, 2017. "Libraries are for everyone and are some of the most diverse public spaces in our community,” says library board chair Donna Staley.

Find out more about the new library’s amenities in this Winston-Salem Journal op-ed.

Triad Moms on Main - Shifting the Odds for Children in Forsyth

“Children living in poverty are at greater risk for developing physical and mental health issues that can negatively impact their ability to succeed in school,” said the Kate B. Reynolds Trust’s Joe Crocker.

The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative is a collaborative with Imprints Cares, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Family Services to provide families access to a tiered-level of education and health services such as one-on-one consultations and child assessments, intensive and non-intensive home visits, and mental health support so that children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Continue reading about this mutli-faceted hub for Forsyth families on the blog at Triad Moms on Main.

Learn more about the Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative amongst our current grantees.


Triad Business Journal - Kate B. Reynolds Trust awards over $1 million to support children's education

"Nonprofit news this week includes more than $1 million to support children's education, plus Greensboro Habitat's new "Rock the Block" program and donations and grants supporting pantries, scholarships and venture grants."

Read more about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust's recent investments in the Triad Business Journal.

Learn about the work of our current grantees, fostering equity in education to make sure all children get the opportunities they deserve.

Philanthropy NC - Reynolds Trust investing $1 million in Forsyth kids

"The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem awarded over $1 million in grants to local groups that work to help young children in Forsyth County succeed in school.

Funding from the grants support health clinics that work to connect low-income families to other services, such as home visitations and mental health counseling; collaboration among local agencies that provide health and developmental services; and research on the effectiveness of “universal” pre-kindergarten programs in the county."

Continue reading about the latest developments in North Carolina community initiatives, in the Nonprofit News Roundup.

Great Expectations grantees are working in a range of spaces - from out in the community to the systems-level in early childhood. Learn about the way we work here.

EdNC - Turning parents into partners by listening

“This is what is exciting about Forsyth Family Voices—the work to amplify family voice and strengthen agency practice is building a strong foundation for equity in our community.”, said Tracey Greene-Washington, director of special initiatives at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

Learn more about how we're building collaborative bridges to collect, analyze, and respond to data on how Forsyth families' perspectives and needs in this Focus on Forsyth piece at EdNC.

UNC TV - First in Future: Dr. Laura Gerald

Dr. Laura Gerald, MD discusses the role philanthropies like the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust can play in improve lives through supporting unique health care programs with Leslie Boney of the Institute of Emerging Issues. On First in Future, Boney asks thought leaders in North Carolina to share their ideas of the future.

Tune in to the full interview on her experiences and visions of supporting health and wellness throughout the state at NC Channel.