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