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Alternative Education Center Opens New Walking Trail and Exercise Area

AEC students and members of the surrounding community are benefitting from a new walking trail and exercise stations. The walking and exercise area is open to members of the public after 3 p.m. each week day and all day on Saturday and Sunday to members of the public. Landdis Hollifield, McDowellNews.com, October 21, 2015

Trust Awards $1.4M in Grants to Help North Carolinians Enroll in Health Insurance Across The State

The Trust today announced more than $1.4 million in grant awards to support efforts to help educate North Carolinians about available health insurance options. Awarded to eight organizations, the grants will help groups reach out to low-income, Spanish-speaking, and rural North Carolinians, as well as support statewide collaborative efforts among organizations working to maximize the number of people who enroll for health coverage through the Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.

Update: Investing in the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act means lower cost health insurance is now available to millions of people whose current health insurance options are few to none. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has invested nearly $4.4 million to help North Carolinians identify and secure health insurance, with the long-term goal of ensuring everyone can access affordable health care. Specifically, we are focused on enrolling North Carolina’s financially disadvantaged rural and Spanish-speaking residents.

Growing Language & Communication Skills: More Than Baby Talk

A child’s success or failure in school is determined long before he or she steps foot in a classroom. With funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust as part of its Great Expectations early childhood effort, Smart Start of Forsyth County and the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute are collaborating to enrich the language and communication skills of infants and toddlers by enhancing both the skills and the confidence of the early childhood educators.