Education Bus Tour

Through our work with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FC) and many other community partners, United Way of Forsyth County is helping to increase the high school graduation rate in our community.  The graduation rate has increased from 71% in 2007 to over 83% in 2014.  Reaching middle school students is a critical piece of ensuring students graduate.

Please join us on Thursday, October 9th from Noon to 1:30 PM to learn about the challenges facing our students in Forsyth County and how we are working to increase their success and prepare them for the future.

Strenghtening Our Community's Future - A Look Into United Way's Education Initiatives
A Visit to Philo-Hill Middle School

Lunchtime Impact Tour (box lunch and water provided)

This tour will feature presentations from students, teachers, and staff who are working together to increase their collective success at Philo-Hill Middle School. You will learn about how integreated strategies are helping to reach students who need the most support to strengthen their skills and keep them on a path to graduation.

Meet in the parking lot of the Gateway YWCA (1300 S. Main Street) a few minutes before Noon to board the bus for the trip to Philo-Hill. 

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Thursday, October 2nd, to

News Room
Congratulations to our Poet Teri Hairston!

Teri Hairston, Program Assistant for the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, is one of six peots who's work being displayed by the Storefronts Winston-Salem Project

2014 HanesBrand Sample Sale

The HanesBrands/United Way product sale has been discontinued. However, HanesBrands' Direct to Consumer business will host its annual sample sale at the Education Building on Winston Salem Fairgrounds from August 19-23. 

Ten-Year Plan to Host Summer Service Fair and Point-In-Time Count

The Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness will be hosting a Summer Service Fair and Point-In-Time Count on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. This year’s Point-In-Time Count has the additional task of identifying homeless veterans – in an effort to end veteran homelessness by November 11, 2014.