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Join United Way of Forsyth County as part of our 100th-anniversary celebration for an afternoon of family entertainment and enriching equity activities on the 4th Street bridge overlooking highway US-52!
The event features numerous enjoyable activities, such as participating in a community art project, live music from talented local artists, and an assortment of dining options from various food trucks.
Individuals and families will have an opportunity to learn about historical disparities exacerbated by US-52’s construction and how we are working to bridge the gap in 2023 and beyond. Come out to support our local nonprofits and foster meaningful relationships with one another!
United Way of Forsyth County’s mission is to bring the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.
We invite the community to help us bridge the gap in community needs together. By starting with a celebration for the connection of East and West Winston-Salem, we aim to highlight all our strengths and possibilities as we LIVE UNITED.
One of our key focus areas of United Way is to create equitable communities. “Within Forsyth County, over half of the Black population resides in three zip codes: 27101, 27105, and 27107. The majority of all three zip codes are located just east of Highway 52, which was once the industrial hub of the city. Factory expansions and the development of US-52 into a four-lane freeway displaced thousands of Black residents living in these zip codes” (Rethinking Philanthropy: An Exploration of Black Communities in Forsyth County, pg. 11). Still today, those impacts are seen through losses like generational wealth, a lack of affordable housing stock and access to essential goods, and more.