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It almost didn’t happen

It's working! But, it almost didn’t happen. That’s why we are asking you to ensure that our critical programs and services remain strong. There are 24,000 children under age 5 in Forsyth County.  More than 8,000 of them are growing up under the constant stress and pressures of living in poverty. Science has proven that [...]

By |2018-05-11T14:10:03-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Raising Every Child is underscores importance of closing the opportunity gap in Forsyth County

2016 Raising Every Child Program 2016 Raising Every Child Photo Gallery Raising Every Child Benefit Luncheon with Robert Putnam. November 1, 11:30 AM. Downtown Marriott This week, Family Services launched a landmark annual event to build a community of champions committed to elevating the well-being of all children in Forsyth County. Nationally acclaimed [...]

By |2017-07-13T17:05:36-04:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Funding Is Secured for Project to Help Families with Young Children Thrive

Family Services is pleased to announce that a collaboration of five leading community agencies has received grants from three major community funding organizations for a project that will improve the lives of families with young children in vulnerable neighborhoods. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the United Way of Forsyth County, and The Winston-Salem Foundation, [...]

Fighting Poverty, 110 Years and Counting

Posted Winston-Salem Journal: Monday, May 30, 2016 8:30 pm By Bob Feikema Guest columnist Poverty is front and center in Winston-Salem, thanks to efforts of our city’s Poverty Thought Force, the highly publicized national Red Nose Day and the State of the Community meeting hosted by Mayor Allen Joines, which addressed the impact of the [...]

Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem’s future

The Winston-Salem Journal article, "Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem's future," about the economic decline of Winston-Salem over the past 15 years offers evidence why our community must invest in early childhood education now. Developing a system for universal pre-K is a long-term strategy for addressing the growing problem of poverty in Forsyth County. Family Services' [...]