I remember the day my son said his first word, started kindergarten, learned to read and rode a bike. These ‘firsts’ are happy memories as my son reached milestones and became independent.
Below you will find news from the Trust.
In 2015, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust brought in Durham-based MDC to serve as an ‘Activating Agency’ and support the Trust’s Great Expectations initiative in Forsyth County.
An interview with Julie Mooney, Senior Program Director, MDC
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.
Health Legacy Foundations
Under federal law, millions of dollars resulting from the sale of nonprofit hospitals are being earmarked to improve health in North Carolina communities.
The Trust is accepting applications for current and anticipated Program Officer and Senior Program Officer positions. These are full-time, permanent positions with an excellent set of benefits.
Philanthropy can change a lot of things on the surface of communities by contributing dollars, but can it really change entrenched mindsets and shift a community’s outlook?
The prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change – change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. The annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation competition will award up to 10 winning communities with a $25,000 cash prize and have their stories celebrated and shared broadly.
Thousands of children in Forsyth County arrive in kindergarten each year at risk of falling behind their classmates. The goal of Great Expectations is for at least 90 percent of all financially disadvantaged children living in Forsyth County – between birth and exiting kindergarten – to reach age-appropriate developmental milestones.
Lorraine Gordon is the next door neighbor we all want. She knows everyone’s name, she sits on her porch and keeps an eye on the children as they play, and she wants to make her community a better place.
Kernersville resident Susan Choplin is one of just six North Carolina teachers handpicked to lead a Kindergarten Demonstration Classroom. Each year, she hosts up to 100 instructors from across the state to visit her class at Walkertown Elementary School and observe first-hand how she engages her students, creates a supportive learning environment, and provides Forsyth County’s children with the tools they need to succeed through high school and beyond.