March Newsletter 
Ujima CDC Breaks Ground!

Ujima CDC will hold its groundbreaking ceremony for Emmanuel Retirement Village on Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 pm at the corner of Chandler Street and the 700 block of Barbara Jane Avenue off of Old Greensboro Road. "We are looking forward to celebrating this blessing with this great community, " said Mr. Hobart Jones, Vice President of Ujima CDC. "We want to thank the community and the City of Winston-Salem for making our dream for senior housing a reality." He added, "from Galatians 6:10: So then as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone and especially to those who are of the household of faith".

Future site of Emmanuel Retirement Village
WSSU Internship Opportunities

Mary Snow is a senior in the Rehabilitation and Human Services program at Winston-Salem State University under the supervision of Tammara Thomas, PhD. She will graduate in May 2017 and plans to pursue a master's degree in counseling. Mary stated, "It has been a rewarding opportunity to intern at The Enterprise Center. Working at The Enterprise Center has given me a chance to network and collaborate with professionals that have enhanced my skill set. Overall, I could not have asked for a better place to intern. I would like to thank Mrs. Davis for this great opportunity to learn".

The Enterprise Center is a great place for students to gain work experience and we are currently looking for editorial and marketing assistants.  If you are a junior or senior looking for a part-time opportunity, please send your resume to

Entrepreneur Of The Month Spotlight:
Barbara Roseboro, Ph.D.
of Dr. Barby's Fashions & Creations


Dr. Barbara A. Roseboro, proprietor of  Dr. Barby's Fashions & Expressions , is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She has decades of experience in clothing and accessory design and construction.  After an early retirement from Wayne State University, she moved to Winston Salem, NC to work at Winston-Salem State University as Director of Summer School and Continuing Education. Before retiring from WSSU, she started a home-based business called  Dr. Barby's Fashions & Expressions. She is located at The Enterprise Center in Suite 19.  Dr. Barby describes her shop as a "potpourri" of one of a kind hand-crafted items.  
Barbara Roseboro, Ph.D.
Dr. Barby's Fashions & Expressions 
The Enterprise Center in Action!

Congratulations to Harold Crump of The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center! Mr. Crump recently graduated from a training class at Goodwill Industries.

The Center For Smart Financial Choices

The Center for Smart Financial Choices participated in the I Amm Teen Job Prep event at the beginning of March. Over 100 teens attended the two part event. Deon Carter from Goodwill of NWNC provided instruction on the interview process, job readiness skills, and resume preparation. CFSFC presented Adult for A Day to assist teens with budgeting and money saving skills. Dr. Carol Cain, accounting professor at WSSU brought eight student volunteers. The event was fun and educational for everyone involved!

Congratulations to Dr. Antwain Goode & Tate Consulting for being recognized by Carver High School!

Billie Corne & Taking It To The Street Ministries

#SmallActs #ThankYou

Billie Corne and his Taking It To The Street Ministries bus distributed clothing, cooked hot dogs, and did youth mentor sign ups in Skyline Village on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Taking it to the Streets Ministries has been donating food and clothes in communities in Forsyth County for many years. Thank you Team YAMM, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. of WSSU, Patricia Degraffinreaidt of The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center, Billie Corne of Taking It To The Streets Ministries, and Cita Smith for your community service!

S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation's 
Housing Development Activities

Ridgewood Place Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ridgewood Place is a neighborhood development partnership between S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation and the City of Winston-Salem. On Saturday, March 4, a ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the community and to present a gift to our first home buyer. We are looking forward to serving more families in the community.

Our excited home buyer

Council Member John Larson (South Ward), Mellin Parker (City Planning Senior Project Supervisor), Pamela Lillard (Home Buyer), Council Member James Taylor (Southeast Ward), Carol Davis, Esq. (S. G. Atkins CDC), Ritchie Brooks (City Community Development Director)

Ribbon Cutting Preparation

It's time to 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, who is the general contractor and  owner of Phase IV Realty for 18 years.

Ridgewood Place is located in Winston-Salem's Sensational Southeast Ward and is conveniently located just minutes away from shopping, dining, recreation, schools, and highways. 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 or 336-904-2403 for details.

Hungry For Progress? Meet Others In The Community
Working On Food Related Projects
Forsyth Food Meetup meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Enterprise Center. This is an excellent chance to hear about what is going on in the region, ask questions, collaborate, and share ideas.  For more information contact Marcus Hill at 336-406-8765.

Forsyth Food Meetup:Tuesday, March 14 2017 at 1:00 PM

Water Is Life

At WSSU join Dr. Kyle Mays (UNC-CH Postdoctoral fellow in History), Danielle Purifoy (Duke University PhD candidate, Nicholas School of Environment), and Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler (Union Presbyterian Seminary Associate Professor of Bible) in a social and environmental justice discussion on the campus of WSSU.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Hall Room L05
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Community Aging Conversations
Forsyth County seniors, caregivers, professionals, community leaders, and other interested parties are invited to share their views  about aging in the community.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

A Taste Of The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center
Save the date! Join us for A Taste of the Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center. Meet professionals who can help plan your next big event. Sample food, wine, and desserts. Meet Chef Irvin Williams Jr.!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

"UJIMA Rocks the Runway"
Come out and enjoy an all season fashion review and awards banquet with UJIMA CDC. All proceeds benefit UJIMA CDC'S Community Revitalization.  For more information contact Carolyn Jones 336-978-4574, Barbara Lee 336-413-4885, or Gloria Milner 336-413-3259.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM
The Enterprise Conference & Banquet Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

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! Returning gardeners must sign up and pay $25 by March 18, 2017. New gardeners will sign up at our orientation on March 25, 2017 at 9:00 am. Please contact  Mary Snow at 336-734-6900
or Get involved and GROW! 

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.

City of Winston-Salem Small Business Plan Contest Timeline

Each of the two winners will receive:

$5,000 grant for startup costs

$5,000 potential matching micro-loan

Opportunity to apply to Small Business Loan Program



  • March 6 - Business Proposals due (2-page maximum)
  • Mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver to Office of Business Inclusion & Advancement.  Only typed documents accepted.
  • Include a completed Business Plan Contest Application with your submission.
  • For e-mail submissions:
  • Business Proposals must be attached to e-mail in Word or PDF form and not written in the body of the email
  • Include "Business Plan Contest" in the subject line
  • Send to
  • Submissions will be reviewed and the most viable business plans will move to the final round
  • Staff will be available for technical assistance throughout the contest.
  • May 15 - Complete business plans are due from finalists for evaluation by the Small Business Loan Review Committee.      
  • Winner of the contest will be announced early July
  • Entrepreneurs that do not win will still receive business plan critiques and have the opportunity to apply to the Small Business Loan Program. Staff will also be happy to continue providing technical assistance.

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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 for details.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our exciting new website!

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