WE BELIEVE PLACE MATTERS

Every country, state, city and neighborhood presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. What works for one doesn’t work for another. We know our entire community thrives when all of its neighborhoods are healthy.

THE ISSUE

Every community has its own unique challenges and opportunities. Solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

OUR FOCUS

A resident-led initiative to target investments where they’re needed most. The goal? To strengthen assets, lessen poverty, and create positive change that will endure.

Learn more about Place Matters and Funded Programs

Place Matters Summary Handout

FY 2016/2017 Place Matters Funded Programs List

2017 Place Matters Partner Agencies Summaries

Place Matters Press Release

Neighborhood Data Presentation

The Winston-Salem Metro area has seen a dramatic increase of our population living in poverty. 81% growth, from approximately 57,000 to 104,000 individuals, since 2000. Winston-Salem also ranks among the top ten #7 metro areas with the largest increase of people living in neighborhoods where poverty is highly concentrated.

We are not content to rest on past successes when today’s issues are evolving. While we’re still dedicated to our four priority areas of financial stability, health, education and basic needs, Place-Matters is a complementary, asset-based strategy to focus investments on interconnected solutions within a specific area of Winston-Salem.

It will take a community to solve our community’s issues. Through our key partnership with Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, a local grassroots community organizing firm, we are engaging residents to make sure our investments align with those who live and experience their neighborhoods every day. Additionally, applications will be reviewed and funding priorities will be identified by an Impact Council comprised of residents of the Place Matters area, not United Way.

In 2016, United Way of Forsyth County will invest $2.8 Million in 22 programs focused on strengthening the Place Matters neighborhoods. These are innovative, collaborative initiatives that engage existing community assets, especially the residents themselves, to further enhance these neighborhoods and the lives of those who live there.

We know change will not happen overnight. United Way is committed to Place Matters for the long-term to ensure lasting change.

For more information, please contact:

Alana James for Community-Based Collaborations at 336.721.9317 or alana.james@uwforsyth.org

Bret Marchant for Community Data at 336.721.9334 or bret.marchant@uwforsyth.org

Kenneth Pettigrew for Faith-Based Engagement at 336.721.9363 or Kenneth.Pettigrew@uwforsyth.org

Ucha David for Grassroots Grants and Youth Engagement at 336.721.9345 or Ucha.David@uwforsyth.org


TitleCategoryAddressDescription
Salvation Army International Boys and Girls Club CiVIC Community Center 2850 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 The Salvation Army
Castle Heights Successful Families Network 3110 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 GIDE
Carver High School Student Health & Resource Center 3545 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Youth Opportunities
FTCC, Mazie S. Woodruff Center Stay the Course 4905 Lansing Drive Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Stay the Course 1612 E. 14th Street Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Catholic Charities
Salvation Army International Boys and Girls Club Pathways of Caring 2850 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Experiment in Self Reliance
Wentz Memorial UCC New Communion: Mobiel Pantry/Market 3435 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 First Christian Church/Wentz Memorial UCC
Greater Tabernacle Worship Center Neighborhood Enrichment Center 1410 Attucks Street Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Greater Tabernacle Worship Center
TBD Neighborhood Empowerment Thru Technology Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Winston-Salem State University
Carl Russell Recreation Center Minority Outreach and Navigation 3521 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Cancer Services
Carver High School J-RAMS 3545 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Grace Presbyterian Church J-RAMS 3901 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Salvation Army International Boys and Girls Club Inisght Skills Development 2850 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Insight Human Services
Community Care Center Improving Access to Medical Care 2135 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Community Care Center
Piedmont Circle Apartments Healthy Eating Initiative 1130 S. 29th Street Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Crisis Control Ministry
LaDeara Crest Healthy Eating Initiative 2531 LaDeara Crest Lane Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Crisis Control Ministry
Grace Presbyterian Church Healthy Eating Initiative 3901 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Crisis Control Ministry
East Forsyth Middle School Girl Scout Outreach Program 810 Bagley Drive Kernersville NC, 27284 Girl Scouts: Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Mineral Springs Middle School Girl Scout Outreach Program 4559 Ogburn Avenue Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Girl Scouts: Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Carl Russell Recreation Center Girl Scout Outreach Program 3521 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Girl Scouts: Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
TBD Family and Neighborhood Service Academy Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Imprints Cares
LaDeara Crest East Winston STRIDE 2531 LaDeara Crest Lane Winston-Salem NC, 27105 YMCA
Calvary Hill Church CiVIC Child Care Solutions 4951 Manning Street Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Work Family Resource Center
LaDeara Crest Building Blocks for the Future in Our Neighborhood 2531 LaDeara Crest Lane Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Liberty East Redevelpment
Best Choice Center Best Choice Center 1031 N. Highland Avenue Winston-Salem NC, 27105 YWCA
Carver High School Bee Legendary 3545 Carver School Road Winston-Salem NC, 27105 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools