Community and accountability: President Allen Smart on Great Expectations' commitment to Forsyth County

This work will not be easy. We know that. To be successful, we have to disrupt business as usual. We have to work with groups we’ve never funded. We have to bring experts in from outside Forsyth County. We have to engage parents and the business community and the health care sector. We have to go beyond our comfort zone.

But we believe that our community can do this and we believe there are principles and practices to guide our work. For more of Allen Smart's perspective on the initiative and Forsyth County, visit the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.