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 develepments 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.

UNC - Interactive Maps Showing How the NC Pre-K Program is Delivered in Each County

North Carolina Pre-K is a state-funded program administered by the Division of Child Development and Early Education within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The program serves eligible four-year-olds in classroom-based educational programs in five settings, including public schools, private child care centers (both for-profit and nonprofit), and Head Start sites (in both public and private facilities). 

Get a better idea of the distribution and usage of NC Pre-K across counties and regions via these interactive maps from the University of North Carolina School of Government.

EdNC - The Week of the Young Child at Old Town Elementary

“It’s a week that makes us stop and remember how important young children are,” Phillips said. “And how the education and the services they receive throughout their lives is so critical to their success.”

Students listened to some of their fellow classmates serenade them with violins as they filed into the auditorium. They sang “This Little Light of Mine” in a musical jam session. And they had the chance to dance in the aisles along with the faculty of their school. 

Watch video of the #WOYC17 Kickoff event and read more of the comments shared with the children of Old Town Elementary at EdNC.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools - Celebrating Young Children

“Coming together to meet the needs of the youngest members of our society is paramount!” Robbins said. “This is what the Week of the Young Child is all about – doing things for children and recognizing that children are important and deserve quality, developmentally appropriate learning environments – indoors and outdoors!” 

Read more about the celebrations planned throughout Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for the Week of the Young Child.