November Newsletter 
Bridging The Digital Divide
#NarrowingTheGap      #EducateToInnovate       

Winston-Salem State University has been awarded an $83,000 Google Community Technology grant to boost interest in computer science careers  among female, African-American, and Hispanic K-12 students. The curriculum, designed by WSSU Professor Elva Jones, will teach students to build skills in web design, game development, coding, robotics, and mobile applications. S. G. Atkins Community Development Corporation, The Salvation Army Boys and Club, and Carter G. Woodson School are partnering with WSSU to help implement the program. This exciting opportunity will build the technological skills that are crucial in today's world and encourage students to pursue opportunities in the field of computer science.

Elva J. Jones, Ph.D.
Chair of the WSSU Department of Computer Science

Here we GROW again! We're excited to welcome our newest associates!

C.A.L.M. Source 

C.A.L.M. Source specializes in mental health and supportive services. Their professional services are delivered in individual, group, and family settings.  C.A.L.M. Source seeks to employ WSSU graduates with degrees in social work and counseling .

Carolina Classic Senior Care

Carolina Classic Senior Care is committed to providing high quality, client-centered, and affordable home care services to their clients to assist them in leading dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Davi d Thompson of Acacia Services
Acacia Services teaches piano lessons, composition, and performance. David Thompson graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Music Business.

Entrepreneur Of The Month Spotlight:

Luis Carpio &
JMC Finishing Services

Grand Designs:


JMC Finishing Services is a North Carolina based, minority-owned, bilingual, HUB certified construction company. They specialize in new construction and restoration of commercial, industrial, and residential construction. Their renovation division specializes in interior demolition, concrete, masonry, metal, framing, drywall, and interior and exterior painting.

JMC Finishing Services approaches each project with a cooperative mindset. The foundation of all their construction work is building solid relationships with public and private clients. Through experience, excellent communication,  technical skill, reliability, pre-construction know-how,  and delivering on time and within budget, JMC Finishing Services strives to make their clients' vision and dream a reality. They have recently been awarded contracts to perform work on the following Winston-Salem area construction projects: Forest Drive sidewalk construction, Sedge Garden Park, Winston-Lake, and Quarry Park.

Virgil Cobb (Cinda Corp.) and Luis Carpio (JMC Finishing Services)

Before: Bridge work at Quarry Park.
After: Bridge work at Quarry Park.
The Enterprise Center In Action!

PowerUp NC

In October, PowerUp NC conducted their first 30 hour certification course at the Enterprise Center. The purpose of the course is to provide local residents with the skills to provide green home retrofits that help home owners save on energy costs. Instructor Andy Courts successfully prepared four local residents for green jobs and they will retrofit five homes by the end of December.  Congratulations to the first green class!  

Pictured from left to right:
Amber Neely, Aaron Bryant, Nelson Galarza, Richard Tate, Louis Scott, Andy Courts Jr.

TAMCO Construction Site Management LLC

Congratulations to Enterprise Center associate Tammy Watson and her son, Tavares Davenport for the launch of TAMCO Construction Site Management LLC. We wish them the best!

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

REDISCOVER Ridgewood Place!

Ridgewood Place is growing again with new homes being developed by The S. G. Atkins CDC, Phase IV Realty, and the City of Winston-Salem. Ridgewood Place is located in Winston-Salem's Sensational Southeast Ward and is conveniently located just minutes away from shopping, dining, recreation, schools, and highway access. 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 or 336-904-2403 for details.

The Enterprise Center has :

A Conference & Banquet Center
A Community Garden
A Computer Lab
Real Estate Brokers
Insurance Agents
Digital Signage
Video & Film Production
Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Services
Personal Care Services
CNA Training & Support
General  Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Architecture & Design
The Natural Capital Investment Fund
The Center for Smart Financial Choices
Business Counseling
Event Planning 
Piano Lessons
Free Business Workshops
WSSU Faculty & Student Interns

.... All we're missing is YOU!

Learn more about moving your business to the Enterprise Center NOW!
Call 336-734-6900, or e-mail

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FREE Business Training Program at 
The Enterprise Center!

The City of Winston-Salem started a free 8 week business training program on October 25. Participants meet at The Enterprise Center on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM through December 13. Ken Millett and Steven Harrison of the City of Winston-Salem's Community and Business Development Department lead the training and each week invite guest speakers who specialize in each week's topic to share their expertise. Participants receive great information and have the opportunity to submit their business plan in the City's business plan competition for a $10,000 award.  

Steven Harrison announces last week's topic "Finances and Finding Money" with Darryl Little from the Microenterprise Loan Program.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Wake Forest University

The third town hall will feature a keynote by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. Eberhardt, is a Stanford University Professor, who was awarded a 2014 MacArthur fellowship for her study of racial biases in criminal justice systems.
The series is supported by several collaborating organizations and supporters including: Black Chamber of Commerce, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Dismantling Racism, N.A.A.C.P., Winston-Salem Police Department and Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals.

Funding support has been graciously provided by United Way of Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Foundation and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Upcoming November Special Events

Small Business Roundtable: Women In Entrepreneurship
Join our conversation about women in entrepreneurship.  Small Business Center Director, Allan Younger, facilitates a monthly roundtable discussion with topics based upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants.  This event requires registration.  

Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.
To register:  Click here!

UJIMA CDC invites you to learn about the benefits of living at the new
Emmanuel Retirement Village!
Ujima Community Development Corporation invites seniors (62+) to attend an informational meeting at 6 pm on every Monday in August at The Enterprise Center.  They are pre-leasing a special neighborhood designed by seniors for seniors that will feature one and two bedroom apartments with privacy and social amenities.

Monday November  7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016
Information sessions start at 6:00 p.m.

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: November 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Black & Blue Community Police Town Hall Meeting #3
The third town hall will feature a keynote by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. This series is supported by several collaborating organizations & supporters Including: Black 
Chamber of Commerce, W-S Chamber of 
Commerce, Institute for Dismantling Racism,  N.A.A.C.P., W-S Police  Department, and
W-S  Urban League Young  Professionals.

Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods Presents:  Community Organizing 101
Join Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods for an intensive
2 day training session. Community Organizing 101 builds our resources, knowledge and skills in community. Learn how to make improvements in community and work for 
progressive change.

Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Can You Dig It? Volunteer at Simon' s Green Acre Community Gardens
Join our gardeners at Simon's  Green Acre Community
Gardens on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come out and
be ready to have some FUN! Get involved and GROW! 
For more information contact Sigrid Hall at 336-750-3148.

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 Or Learn About 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.
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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