October 2017 Newsletter 
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Council Member Derwin Montgomery 
S.G. Atkins CDC 
at the East End Master Plan Presentation:

On October 17th, Community members gathered at the First Calvary Baptist Church to hear how their input has been included in the draft master plan showing opportunities for new development in part of the East Ward between U.S. 52 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  

Since March, design firm Ayers Saint Gross has made three trips to Winston-Salem to study the area and meet with residents, business owners, city and county officials, educational institutions and other stakeholders.  "To be ready for future growth in this area, we must have a plan," said City Councilmember Derwin Montgomery.  

The draft plan highlights spaces to strategically locate new housing, businesses, recreation, and more.  "We want this plan to be officially adopted by the city and county, and then we will work with partners including Winston-Salem State University to match investors and projects," said Atkins CDC Director Carol Davis.

Read a full article in the Winston Salem Journal here

The Enterprise Center in Action!

5th Annual Community Day
Presented by: SENA & SGACDC

On Saturday, October 14th, the Southeast Neighborhood Association (SENA) hosted its Fifth Annual Community Day and Job Fair.  The festivities included something for everyone. Fun inflatables for the kids with face painting and prizes, free food, music and entertainment. Community resource providers shared information about jobs, entrepreneurship, healthcare, and reducing home energy bills.  Thanks to help from community liaison Vanessa Smith, several city employees were on hand with information about city programs including home repairs, stormwater, human resources, the police and fire departments and more.  "We are thankful for the very generous partners who help us each year including Food Lion, Church's Chicken, and Taking it to the Streets Ministries who brought delicious, free food, and our own SENA member businesses Triad Choice Pharmacy and Llibott Consultorios Medicos helped with teeshirts and advertising," said SENA President Mildred Perez.  "PowerUP NC sponsored our stage. Atkins CDC sponsored DJ Energizer, and many partners provided great raffle items.  We had everything we needed for a great time." 

The Enterprise Center in Action!

The Enterprise Center's Monthly Associate Networking Meeting

"The Power Of The Collective"
The Enterprise Center's monthly associates meeting focuses on supporting each other by sharing resources and referrals. In September, our guest speaker was Michael Washington, an Action USA business coach and adjunct professor at North Carolina Wesleyan College.   Mr. Washington's presentation was part motivational speech, and part school when he used equations to demonstrate how important it is to meet a large number of prospects, and then convert an increasing percentage of them into customers.  He ended by offering a free one hour session with each entrepreneur in the room. Thank you Coach and come back soon!

The Enterprise Center in Action!

Entrepreneurs Support Scholars

Gloria Faulkner owner of J.L Redford, Inc. proudly employed WSSU student Rahim Skinner who graduated in May 2017 with a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree.  He can add this to his wall of diplomas, as he also has a Bachelor of Psychology degree, and an Associates in Human Resources: Gerontology degree.  Mr. Skinner  is now forming a company to provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless people as they rebuild their lives.  We're proud of you Rahim.  Keep up the great work!

Rahim Skinner
Class of 2017 
Simon's Green Acre Manager 
Receives  Pro Bono Award

Attorney Lorraine Mortis and colleagues

Children's Law Center (CLC) celebrated 12 years of advocating for children by honoring those who helped make it possible. This year our very own community garden manager Lorraine Mortis was honored with the Pro Bono Award.  Lorraine Mortis is an attorney who accepts numerous pro bono cases that CLC lawyers couldn't be appointed to.  Mortis said,  "Everyone deserves to have a voice, and your ability to have a voice shouldn't depend on if you have money in your  pocket."

Lorraine Mortis also lends her time to manage the community garden at The Enterprise Center.  She grows the award winning Phi Omega plot for the local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), and also helped start a garden at Bethlehem Community Center.  C ongratulations Lorraine and thank you for sharing your time with us.

Business Training Program:

REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place

Ridgewood Place is growing again with new homes being developed by     S. G. Atkins CDC, Phase IV Realty, and the City of Winston-Salem. We  are very proud to work with WSSU alumnus, William Crews, a general contractor and owner of Phase IV Realty that has built quality homes of all sizes for 20 years.   Ridgewood Place is located in Winston-Salem's Sensational Southeast Ward off of Hines Drive and is conveniently located just minutes away from shopping, dining, recreation, and schools.  Interest rates are low and down payment assistance up to $14,800 is available for QUALIFIED buyers. Reserve your lot now! Please contact S. G. Atkins CDC at 336-734-6900 for details.

Please join us for our upcoming November events!
UJIMA CDC invites you to learn about the benefits of  living at
the new Emmanuel Retirement Village!

Ujima Community Development Corporation has something special for seniors age 62+. What's so special? It is a special neighborhood designed by seniors for seniors that will feature one bedroom apartments and two bedroom villas with privacy and social amenities.  Call Hobart Jones at 336-978-0062 to reserve your new home.

Can You Dig It? Volunteer at Simon's Green Acre Community Gardens

Join our gardeners at Simon's  Green Acre Community
Gardens and  be ready to have some FUN! Get involved and GROW!  For more information contact Lorraine Mortis at 336-577-9091.
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 am

SouthEast Winston-Salem Residents Can Get Involved
With Their Community By Attending SENA Meetings

The SouthEast Neighborhood Association (SENA) meets at The Enterprise Center on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm

Join The Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce

The Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce meets at The Enterprise Center on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. The mission of the WSBCC is to empower & sustain the black business community through entrepreneurship, training, and economic activity within the greater Winston-Salem region.

The Center for Smart Financial Choices

FTCC Small Business Center
at The Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center has:

WSSU Faculty & Student Interns
Business Counseling
A Conference & Banquet Center
A Community Garden
Insurance Agents
Digital Signage
Graphic Design
Photography & Videography
Music Lessons
Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Services
Personal Care Services
General  Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Architecture & Design
The Natural Capital Investment Fund
The Center for Smart Financial Choices

... All we're missing is YOU!

Learn more and reserve your office NOW!
Call 336-734-6900, or e-mail sgatkinscdc4@gmail.com.

Planning  a wedding, corporate meeting, or luncheon?  The Enterprise
Conference & Banquet Center is  "The Place Where Community Hospitality Lives!"   To learn more about our non-profit event center, please call Patricia Degraffinreaidt at 336-734-6916.

Featured Event  at The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center:
Aetna Group Meeting   

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcomed at The Enterprise Center and The S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation.  Consider sharing your skills and time with us. Together we all benefit, and you can help make a difference!

Please call 336-734-6900 or e-mail sgatkinscdc4@gmail.com for details.
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