Volume 13, Issue 7| July 2020
The Nonprofit Connection
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Greetings!
 
As a Millennial and fairly “young” professional, having the opportunity to do board service continues to be one of the most rewarding and valuable decisions I’ve made. In the current cultural landscape, some organizations are doing the hard work of challenging themselves to embrace new perspectives; this is not new “work” for HandsOn. As a member of this board, I quickly learned that your voice is likely to be heard – and it has impact. You’ll hear the impactful voices of others, too. There are lots of exciting things happening for HandsOn in this season, and as a new board member, I’m thrilled to be a part of this journey! 

It’s not too late for those who are interested in signing up for Women’s Emerging Leaders . The class will be online, with an optional in-person gathering. While the official deadline was June 30 th , we still have a few slots available. If you or someone you know is interested, but worried about the cost, please reach out to us, as we don’t want an inability to pay to be a barrier. 

Zoom on Zoom! Jen Brown from The Engaging Educator, will be holding a session later this month on how to get the most out of Zoom communication . We’re all spending too much time on it these days not to be learning more to maximize that investment.
 
The next season of Nonprofit Essentials will be coming up in September, and there will be more details in the August newsletter--so be on the lookout for that.

Yours in Service,
Alexes

Alexes Johnson
Public Relations & Social Influence Consultant
HandsOn NWNC Board Member


Ed note: We're excited that Alexes has joined our board this year, bringing her unique perspective and expertise to our work. Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
Zooming In:
Maximize Your Zoom Communication & Interaction
Wednesday, July 29th, 10-11:30 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: $20 for Supporting Partners, $30 all others

For the foreseeable future, we'll be connecting digitally. Instead of groaning into "another Zoom" let's get proactive and level up! Join this interactive hour and a half long workshop on Zoom communication and interaction. We'll briefly touch on video polish (lighting, sound, and more) and then focus on interpersonal communication, interaction, and reaching your audience. Feel free to send any questions to jen@theengagingeducator.com in advance.

The workshop will be facilitated by Jen Oleniczak Brown , the Founder and Artistic Director of The Engaging Educator (EE.) Through EE, her pedagogical approach of Improv as Continuing Education has reached thousands of people – all non-actors! – with the awesomeness that is Improv.

Since 2012, Jen has given two TEDx Talks on the power of Improv, grown EE to three locations in NYC, Winston-Salem, NC and LA, and recently began The Engaging Educator Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which offers free and low cost Improv workshops for educators, at-risk adults, teens and students on the Autism Spectrum.
 

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Join Us for a Youth Service Engagement Town Hall in August
Thursday, August 6th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: FREE!


As we mentioned in last month's newsletter, we're excited to partner with the Forsyth County Young Leaders Program and Wake Forest University to increase youth engaged in service across our community.

As a kick-off to our Youth Engagement Coalition , we're hosting a Town Hall gathering on Thursday, August 6th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm via Zoom . The gathering will include youth leaders from across the community, local nonprofit partners, educational institutions, and others who are interested in removing barriers and creating new ways to engage youth in service.

At the Town Hall, you'll learn more about how our financial support from YSA will allow us to offer special FREE training to our partners in August, mini-grants that will be available for youth-led projects, and a chance to win a project supply budget in support of your 9/11 Day of Service Project. We hope you will join us for this interactive and engaging session!

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for a short survey from us that will help us better assess how our network is currently engaging youth in service, the effect the pandemic has had on those efforts, and ways that HandsOn and the Coalition may be able to help. Early results of the survey will inform our discussion at the Town Hall. In addition, many of you will be getting a personal call or email from us to invite you to join our efforts.


Join Us the Last Thursdays for Nonprofit Happy Hour:
Celebrate your successes, get timely info, and connect!
Thursday, July 30, 4 pm to 5 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: FREE! (BYOB, of course!)

Wow--what a month it has been! In June, we've seen a "re-opening" that has led to a dramatic increase in cases across the state, putting all of our fall plans back into limbo. The needs and anxieties that many of us face now are markedly different than what they were back in March, April, or May.

July's Happy Hour will focus on these new and ever-changing needs of nonprofits. We'll announce our special guest star via our social media channels closer to the date. We hope you will join us to share your needs, thoughts, ideas, questions, celebrations, and worries--we're here to help make your life easier!


(The link will be the same each month!)
Just a Few Slots Remaining:
A Re-Imagined Women's Emerging Leaders Program
Coming in August!
Program Dates:
August 26th and September 2nd (Wednesday mornings)

August 27th and September 3rd (Thursday afternoons)

We've been thrilled with the response by those interested in enrolling in our 2020-2021 cohort of our   Women's Emerging Leaders Program! With so much uncertainty facing us in the Fall, we were heartened by how many of you are still looking for leadership development, a better understanding of nonprofit operations, and the opportunity to meet other women like yourself.

As COVID-19 cases rose in NC throughout June, and as we continued our discussions with both our facilitators and those enrolled in the program, the decision was made that the safest choice was to move the Leadership Essentials for Women portion of the program online, with a possible, optional in-person closing in the late afternoon of September 3rd. While this will make for a different kind of learning experience, we believe we can create an equally valuable opportunity for the cohort to connect and learn together. Since the content was in the process of being re-imagined for this coming year, even before the pandemic, we now have the opportunity to present what truly are the "essentials" you need to succeed.
 
This re-imagined Leadership Essentials for Women workshop (based on curriculum developed by the Center for Creative Leadership ) is combined with our 10-month Nonprofit Essentials program to create an equity-focused program that allows participants to develop the skills needed to move into next-level leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. The program is open to mid-level female and non-binary staff or to Executive Directors of new or emerging nonprofit organizations who have 3 years or less of experience in their role as Executive Director. All participants must currently work for nonprofits serving people in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties. BIPOC leaders, and those that work for organizations with budgets under $500,000, are especially encouraged to apply.

While the official application deadline has passed, we have a *very limited* number of spots remaining and hope that the change in format may encourage a few more folx to apply. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please let us know, as there are flexible options available.

Submit Your Application Today!
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Nonprofit Board Training 2.0 Offered for Clemmons and Lewisville Nonprofits!
August 27th and September 3rd, 9 am to 11:00, both days

Location: Zoom

Cost: $10, with registration priority for those serving Clemmons and Lewisville

As a follow-up to the in-person board training held in Clemmons just before the pandemic hit NC, this re-scheduled session has moved online and has been split into two parts to allow for a more positive virtual learning experience. Board Training - Session 2.0   will still provide a ton of content not covered in the first session: a review of board officer roles and responsibilities; board decision making techniques; the use of board committees and advisory boards including structure, policies and procedures; the use of consent agenda and executive sessions; key benchmarks for effective boards; board assessments; executive director performance evaluations; board recruitment and diversity, including inter-generational perspectives on board service; and, building exceptional and equitable boards and board culture.

Time will be allocated for questions and other topics of interest to participants. This session is for individuals serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, especially for those moving into board leadership positions. For the greatest impact, multiple board members or full boards from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend.

This training is sponsored by the   Clemmons Community Foundation Priority will be given to nonprofits located in and serving people in the Lewisville and Clemmons communities. 

While we hope you plan to attend both parts of this session, each will be recorded so if you are unable to attend one part, you may request that the recording be sent to you.

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Training Opportunities
" Q&A: Foresight for a Civic Century," Points of Light webinar, Thursday, July 9th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., FREE! If you tuned in for any part of the Points of Light Online Conference, you may have caught part of the conference session, Foresight for a Civic Century . Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow at Institute for the Future, author of Full-Spectrum Thinking and eleven other books, and Art Taylor, president & CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, discussed the benefits and importance of planning for the long-term future rather than focusing solely on the present. Join them for a special Q&A session moderated by Natalye Paquin, president & CEO of Points of Light. Bob and Art will answer questions about balancing the urgency of the present with long-view planning.   Registration is required.
" How to Thank Donors – and Bring Them Closer to Your Cause ," Chronicle of Philanthropy webinar, Thursday, July 16th, 2 pm, $69 As the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout continue, donor retention is more important than ever. How can you show your appreciation to donors, get them more involved in your work, and strengthen ties? Join this webinar to learn creative ways to thank supporters during this crisis and keep them in the fold as your organization recovers. You’ll learn which techniques are working well – and which aren’t – and get real-world examples of approaches that deliver. Register today!
"Adapting Volunteer Efforts Throughout COVID-19" A Virtual PRAVA Meeting. Thursday, July 23rd, 10 to 11 am   Join our friends at  PRAVA   (Piedmont Regional Association Volunteer Administration) for another great networking meeting and discussion this month! The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a very unique set of challenges to the nonprofit sector, especially when it comes to safely and creatively rethinking volunteer operations and activities. Join us for a panel discussion with the leaders of two volunteer programs (H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem and Samaritan Ministries) that have not only kept most of their normal volunteer activities running during the pandemic, but have expanded in creative ways to ensure the needs of the clients they serve are met in perpetuity. Please submit any questions you have for our panelists to pravaofnc@gmail.com by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 16 th . If time allows, additional questions will be accepted at the end of the program . Email Brittney Albert for the Zoom link.
REI Groundwater Presentation, Neighbors for Better Neigbhorhoods, July 24th, 9am to Noon, $85-$100/person Organized by NBN , a typical Groundwater Presentation is a three-hour introduction to racial equity. In this lively and participatory presentation, Racial Equity Institute organizers will use stories and data to present the idea that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. The Groundwater Presentation dovetails with REI’s Phase 1 workshop, is recommended as an introduction or follow-up to a full two-day workshop, and may be tailored to focus on a particular content area as needed. Registration is online , and spaces are limited.
An Intro to Asset Based Community Development, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, July 31st, 9 am to Noon, $32.50-$60 This three-hour training process develops an understanding of what Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is all about and why it is important to utilize when working with communities. It is a place-based foundational training that shows the difference between the traditional needs-based approach and brings awareness of why it is urgent to adjust the social service mindset. This workshop is an awesome way to establish a good foundation in social innovation and sustainable community development. More details and registration can be found online.
"Insights from A World of Weavers," Points of Light webinar, Wednesday, August 12th, 1 pm to 2 pm, FREE! In his virtual Points of Light conference session A World of Weavers, David Brooks, columnist and founder of WEAVE: The Social Fabric Project, explored the ways that communities everywhere are showing a different way to live, centered on deep connections and inclusive relationships. In this webinar, join Frederick J. Riley, executive director of WEAVE: The Social Fabric Project at The Aspen Institute, and Gregg Petersmeyer, founder and CEO of Personal Pathways and founding director of the White House Office of National Service under President George H.W. Bush, for a discussion about the power of relationships and the characteristics of ordinary people who do extraordinary things in their own communities. Please register online to get the Zoom link.
Other Opportunities
Nominate a Volunteer for AARP's "Show Your Love" Contest! AARP’s “Create the Good” program is currently hosting a “Show Your Love Volunteer Contest,” and they are looking to honor outstanding volunteers in two categories: general volunteering and pandemic-related volunteering. The winner in each category will receive $1000, as well as a matched donation to a charity of their choice. You can nominate as many volunteers as you would like, but nominations are limited to one per day. More details can be found on their website. The contest closes August 2nd!
Work with Young Children? Free Supplies and Furniture Available! A local speech and language pathologist that focused on pre-school children has recently retired and is looking to donate some of her materials to a good, nonprofit home. Items include toys, books, furniture and a small microwave . Furniture items include a 17"x34" wood table, a 72"x30" adjustable height, laminated surface table, a 30" round table (toddler-sized--needs some refinishing,) bookshelves, and filing and storage cabinets. We're happy to provide furniture photos upon request and connect you with donor. Hope this helps!
Still Need Masks? Please Let Us Know! Did you miss out on getting masks through Mask the City?? We know that many of you are planning to head back into the office, and maybe even resume in-person services soon (if you ever suspended them in the first place.) If your staff, volunteers, or clients still need masks to be as safe as possible, please let us know. There are mask resources available through both emergency management as well as Novant Health. We're happy to help get you connected to the equipment you need!
Experiment in Self-Reliance Resumes Free Tax Prep! Effective this week, our friends at ESR will resume FREE tax prep services at one location only – ESR’s office at 3480 Dominion Street in Winston-Salem. This site will be open for appointments only from 9 am-3pm, Monday through Thursday.  
Residents with a household income of $56,000 and below are invited to have their taxes prepared at no cost using ESR’s free tax preparation services, adapted to help protect clients, volunteers, and staff from COVID-19. ESR’s lobby entrance has been set up for social distancing for clients, volunteers, and staff. ESR would like for each client to wear a mask, if possible. If clients do not have a mask, they will be given one, based on availability. Plastic protective shields will be installed in the tax consultation area. Appointments for these services may be made by calling ESR at 336-722-9400 ext. 164 or 172. Remember, the extended tax filing deadline is July 15th!
Employment Opportunities
Goodwill Industries of NWNC, President and CEO The current President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of NWNC , a HandsOn Supporting Partner, will retire in January 2021, following 15 years in that role. During his tenure, Goodwill increased the number of persons served from 9,603 to 51,183, expanded retail operations from 23 to 49 stores, and increased revenue from $29.2 million to $72.3 million annually. Mission services were expanded through a focus on strategic collaborations with like-minded organizations. The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is accountable to the Board of Directors and provides leadership to preserve the rich legacy and continued growth and success of Goodwill. The CEO is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plan and for Goodwill’s overall financial, programmatic, and operational performance. The new President and CEO will follow a tenured leader, requiring experienced and thoughtful leadership skills to honor the past while guiding an innovative strategy to ensure continued financial support for the organization’s people and mission. The CEO will lead an executive team of six and an organization of more than 1,100 employees with a complex retail operations structure, 18 training centers with numerous community partners, and a 31-county geographic territory. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader with at least 10 years of successful management experience in an organization of comparable or larger size and complexity. For more details, and application instructions, please visit CapDev's website, which is assisting Goodwill in the search process.
Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Database Administration and Development Support Manager This full-time position--the DADSM--is responsible for operating and administering The Arts Council’s fundraising database and record-keeping systems and performing a wide range of other duties to support The Arts Council’s ongoing development work. The DADSM reports to the Vice President of Fundraising, works closely (on an ongoing basis) with Arts Council staff and volunteers who are involved in development matters, and otherwise works with all Arts Council staff to help ensure (a) the effective delivery of multi-faceted services that support the community’s constellation of vibrant and diverse arts organizations and individual artists and (b) that The Arts Council’s overall operations are extending the beneficial impacts of that arts constellation to “touch every corner” of our diverse community. The salary range is $42,500 to $47,500, depending on the person’s experience and skill levels. The positionvqualifies for the full range of employee benefits, including health insurance, 403B match after 1 year of employment, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. You can view the full position description on their website. Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to Aliza`Diggs-Bailey , Vice President of Fundraising. Submissions will be considered as they are received.
The Rockingham County Partnership for Children, Executive Director The Rockingham Parntership for Children (RCPC) , a partner in North Carolina’s Smart Start network, seeks an experienced and visionary leader as its next Executive Director. The individual in this role is tasked with the overall administrative management and operations of RCPC and reports up to a 15-member Board of Directors. The organization operates 14 programs/services, has a staff of 16 and an annual budget of $3 million. Serving as the early childhood education hub for Rockingham County, RCPC advocates for comprehensive and equitable services for all children and families, builds capacity of early childhood educators, and meets the needs of the local community. Hiring salary range: $60,000-$67,000 with a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should review the full job description before applying.   To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Position will remain open until filled.
Pivot Ministries, Part-Time Administrative Coordinator Pivot , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , empowers low-income women for better life and work opportunities through classes in life skills, job readiness, and Bible study, along with a one-on-one trained, Christian mentor. This new part-time role, reporting to the Executive Director, will be responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support, including:
  • Program Coordination with class participants, alumnae, mentors, and volunteers
  • Board of Directors support
  • Office assistance
A full job description, application, and instructions are available on their website.
World Relief Triad, Multiple Positions Available World Relief Triad is currently hiring for a number of open positions in the Winston-Salem and High Point area. Their services are primarily focused towards immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking, with a focus on community engagement and transformation, and our organizational mission is “empowering the local church to serve the most vulnerable.” The following positions are available:

  • Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) Services Client Coordinator
  • Church Engagement Specialist
  • Employment Specialist (Part-time)
  • Finance Director
  • Scholastic Testing & Education Preparedness Program (STEPP) Coordinator
  • Volunteer Associate (Part-time)

Review all of the full position descriptions and apply online .
Funding Opportunities
Black Philanthropy Initiative Now Accepting Impact Grant Proposals! The Black Philanthropy Initiative of the Winston-Salem Foundation serves as a model for rethinking philanthropy in Forsyth County’s black community. Their Impact Grants are investments in local programs, projects, and initiatives that support issues impacting the black community in Forsyth. In particular, BPI is looking to invest in black-led organizations/groups with annual budgets of less than $150,000, recognizing that there are local groups/organizations doing impactful work that are newer and/or have smaller budgets than their counterparts. While Impact Grants are typically investments of up to $1,000, grants up to $5,000 will be available during this grant cycle due to the negative impact of COVID-19 on our community.

For detailed information about the 2020 Impact Grants Cycle, including eligibility and what information to include in your video application, please review their   Impact Grant Guidelines . To submit your video application, please complete this form . Video applications are due August 6th!
Funds Available for Census Work! It's Not Too Late to Help Get Out the Count! The NC Counts Coalition   invites organizations committed to ensuring a fair and accurate Census to apply for grants in the range of $7,000-$20,000 . Collaborative proposals for larger amounts will be considered. Funds will support plans in NC communities at risk of being undercounted, also known as hard-to-count (HTC) communities. In July-August 2020, up to $200,000 will be disbursed. Get-Out-The-Count is NC Counts Coalition and Blueprint NC’s coordinated statewide campaign to increase 2020 Census participation among NC communities at risk of being undercounted. In an effort to support nonprofit organizations in reaching the communities they know best, the initiative seeks to support organizations interested in conducting 2020 Census education and outreach programming to support the Get-Out-the-Count Plan. View and download the full RFP here. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling deadline until July 24, 2020 or until funding has been depleted--so don't delay! The Committee will review applications on a weekly basis. Access the application today!
NEWS YOU CAN USE!

2020 NC Salary Survey Report
Now Available!

HandsOn has once again purchased The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' new 2020 Compensation Report: An Analysis of North Carolina Nonprofits - the largest statewide study of nonprofit compensation and benefit practices across the state. The report allows you to benchmark your organization's salary structure to similar organizations across the state; analyze salaries and benefits by job title, budget size and mission area; and attract and retain the best, most diverse, nonprofit staff!

Normally, we'd make this *large* document available for physical check-out from our office. (It's too large of a file to email.) Now, you can make arrangements for staff to drop off the binder containing the salary survey results at the location of your choosing. We're asking that you give us a few days' notice to arrange for a contactless delivery, and that you keep the survey for no longer than one week, so that others may use it as a reference as well.
Please contact Brittney Albert to arrange for pick-up!

As we head towards the end of the year, access to this data is crucial in thinking about setting equitable salaries for new positions, as well as examining salary increases for the coming year. If you're considering a new position, we here at HandsOn want to encourage you to always list the salary range with the position posting, as a key best practice in equitable hiring. While we don't currently require it to list postings in our newsletter, that practice may change as we continue to review all of our programs and services with a racial equity lens.
Re-Engagement Guide Available from the
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits!

We've been closely monitoring and checking in with many of you over the past month as you move towards trying to "re-open" in a way that protects your staff, clients, and volunteers, even as cases are spiking all over NC. We know that you all want to be part of the solution, and are looking for advice in regards to best practices. While we've provided the best advice we have, based on governmental guidance, the Chamber's Workforce Re-Start program and other sources, we are especially grateful that the our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits has pulled together a fairly comprehensive guide, particularly focused on the needs and concerns of nonprofits. Their Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-Engagement , offers guidance on everything from operations, human resources and board governance to communications, donor relationships and events. You can click on the link above to access the downloadable PDF, and we've also included it on our COVID-19 resource page on our own website. Hope it helps!
Sterling Volunteers Offers New Services to
Nonprofits During the Pandemic!

Sterling Volunteers has been working to develop new offerings that can provide valuable support to as your organization continues to navigate how to onboard new volunteers safely during the pandemic. They have some new services available that we wanted to make sure you knew about:

Identity Verification - Virtual volunteer onboarding is becoming more prevalent, so nonprofits and service organizations need more assurance than ever that volunteers are who they say they are. With Identity Verification, an organization can confirm a volunteer’s identity at the start of the screening process. It’s easy for volunteers to use their smartphone and snap photos of their driver’s license or government-issued ID so accurate data can be captured—all while seamlessly integrating with your existing screening process.  This issue came up numerous times during our latest VMTS workshop, so we're excited that this option is now available!

Client Matrix Application (CMA) - Designed to capture and categorize court results, CMA makes adjudication decisions easier by providing an automatic score that aligns to your organization's requirements for background screening results. You can reduce administrative burden by prioritizing reports that pass your criteria and flag the reports that need specific action or further examination, which can result in faster volunteer onboarding.

Have any questions about using Sterling Volunteers for your volunteer and/or staff screening needs? Please reach out to Amy and she'll be happy to answer questions and provide a referral!
NEWS FROM AROUND OUR NETWORK!
Local Equity and Racial Justice Resources Available
and More Coming Soon!

As Amy discussed in last month's newsletter, HandsOn NWNC has been working on equity and anti-racism efforts, both internally in our own organization, as well as within the larger non-profit sector. As part of this work, we want to consolidate and share resources, links to other organizations, and best practices that we believe will be valuable and useful to your own organizations. Since well before the pandemic, we've been working to research and craft an equity statement that will guide our volunteer mobilzation work in hopes of dismantling the unequal power dynamics that often suffuse traditional volunteering models. Our goal is to lauch a dedicated section of our website with all of these resources by the end of the month, and we'll share that launch both via our social media channels and our August newsletter. As with our dedicated COVID-19 pages, these pages will be continually updated in real time, and we would encourage any of you that have resources or opportunities that should be included to let us know.

While that page is still under construction, we did want to share one very important local resource, EquityForsyth.com , which has already done a great job in curating local anti-racist resources geared to a broad audience. This includes book and media recommendations, local data on racial disparities, and ways to engage with and support predominantly black-led, yet historically underfunded, organizations. We encourage you to check out this resource, and to reach out to us if we can provide additioanl appropriate assistance or referrals as your organization continues on its own equity journal. Numerous organizations within our network, including Action4Equity , Hoops4L.Y.F.E, LEAD Girls NC , Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity , and the Urban League, as well as many others, are on the front-lines of this work, and we want to support their efforts--and the efforts of others to amplify their missions and messages--as much as possible. Many thanks to the Winston-Salem Foundation for bringing the Equity Forsyth page to our attention.
Local Nonprofits Awarded Community Progress Funds from the
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

ZSR's Community Progress Fund , which is a part of ZSR’s Community-Based Strategy , is designed to provide an infusion of short-term funding at the right moment and is intended to build on existing momentum to help move an issue, an idea or an organization forward. We're happy to share the good news that many members of our local network received funding through this very competitive process. Grantees included:

Crosby Scholars, a HandsOn Supporting Partner , to establish its Latino Males Success Program to develop and sustain a research-informed, culturally relevant mentoring program that advances the success of Latino males across the educational pipeline in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. 

NC Black Alliance to hire staff to organize the Divine 9 Greek lettered fraternity and sorority community in North Carolina, including their Forsyth County members.

Stokes County Arts Council to purchase and install a professional, high-quality sound system in The Arts Place of Stokes, a multi-purpose cultural arts community venue. 
Surry County Schools to cover the cost of 60 students to participate in its Next Generation Career Academy Internship Program. 

Wells Center to extend its pre-release and mentoring program to make available a community post-release program for women offenders released from jail and prison, as well as hire a Success Coach and Financial Manager who will oversee client tracking and other portions of the program. 

Congratulations to you all, and please let us know if we can help you make these initiatves and programs stronger!
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