I am sharing a perspective from the front line of developing leaders in the social sector, inspired by Kathleen Enright’s recent blog posts on embracing discomfort and acknowledging privilege as a blind spot for philanthropy. Lynn Fick-Cooper, Insights.CCL.org, September 28, 2016
Over 230 Title I pre-k and kindergarten teachers and administrators from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools descended on downtown Raleigh on Sept. 16-17 to attend the N.C. Association for the Education of Young Children's 63rd Annual Conference. Eva Phillips, WSFCS Blog, September 22, 2016
The kids in East Winston will soon have a brand new playground to enjoy. This weekend, community members, volunteers, and local organizations will come together to build a new playground that will replace old equipment at the site near the 14th Street Recreation Center that hasn’t been updated in more than 20 years. Tevin Stinson, The Chronicle, September 22, 2016
It has been almost one year since the Boys & Girls Club began holding after-school activities at Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warrenton. Since then, membership has skyrocketed, and the program has opened a second site at Northside K-8 School. Luci Weldon, WarrenRecord.com, September 22, 2016
The daughter of a school teacher, Laura Gerald attended Lumberton city schools, graduated from Harvard University, then earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. After finishing her residency in pediatrics, Gerald realized that she wanted to make a difference in her hometown. The Robesonian, September 20, 2016
In August, nearly 30 kindergarten teachers from across the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School district convened in a church fellowship hall in Clemmons for three days of intense professional development. Todd Brantley, EdNC.org, September 15, 2016
With help from $40,000 in grants, the N.C. Cooperative Extension for McDowell County will take the first steps in establishing a community food and health hub.
The success of the initial run of the Beau-Fitt program at Beaufort County Community College means that it is returning for a second year. Beaufort County Community College, Washington Daily News, September 8, 2016
The US population of people ages sixty-five and older grew from 46.2 million in 2014 to 47.8 million in 2015, according to a June 23, 2016, Census Bureau press release. And the title of a Forbes article—about a July 2016 Health Affairs Web First containing projections of national health expenditures—is telling: “Aging, not Obamacare to Fuel Next Decade’s Medical Spending.”
This blog post looks into the issues of aging and healthcare, and how foundations are reacting.