2013 Grantee Partners

In 2013, The members of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded $153,897 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations to address the economic security of women and girls in Forsyth County.

Community Grants Program 

Children's Home Society of NC was awarded $20,000 to expand its successful Wise Guys program to males in two additional middle schools in Forsyth County. As the other half of the teen pregnancy issue, Wise Guys teaches healthy relationships, proper communication, respect, and decision making while stressing that males share the responsibility of preventing unintended pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections. 

Crosby Scholars
was awarded $28,000 to expand its highly successful ¡Excelencia! program to two additional middle schools in Forsyth County.  Young Latinas from seven area middle schools will participate in academic, college preparation, career exploration and personal development workshops to increase confidence and motivation to graduate from high school and pursue higher education.

Experiment in Self-Reliance
was awarded $15,000 to recruit and train 90 women to participate in the Individual Development Account Program.  ESR’s IDA Program serves working low-income individuals in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, helping eligible families become first time homeowners. Since 1999, ESR has helped nearly 500 low-income individuals become new homebuyers in Forsyth County.

Guiding Institute for Developmental Education
was awarded $30,000 to expand The STEM for Girls program that will engage 60 low-income Forsyth county girls in an interactive learning program to increase their knowledge, interest and competency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields and offer them a career path to higher paying jobs and significant opportunities for economic security.

Piedmont Triad Regional Council
was awarded $29,997 to create a curriculum that will address the needs of mothers successfully reuniting with their children after incarceration.  The research and planning of the Successful Transition as Mothers Post-Prison program will model and build on the core structure and design of Project Reentry, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council’s nationally recognized best practice program for former offenders.

The YWCA of Winston-Salem was awarded $20,900 to implement Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy and Sporting Chance, two of the many programs within the nationally recognized Girls, Inc. model. The Girls, Inc. model focuses on equipping girls with the skills necessary to handle tough situation during puberty and developing healthy habits that help them succeed in life.

Grassroots Grants Program 

Authoring Action was awarded $10,000 for The Artemis Authors program. The goal of Artemis Authors is to work with girls who are at risk of low academic attainment to help them discover their own unique voice, helping them become leaders in the community.  The program includes the Authoring Action Core Writing Program which gives girls heightened confidence as they discover that they can achieve descriptive and narrative writing while using their existing vocabulary.

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