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Turning parents into partners by listening

“In order for lasting change to happen in Forsyth County, business will have to be done differently, and families will...

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Planting seeds for racial equity in Forsyth County

They were gathered to watch  Beyond the Bricks: A New Era of Education (Washington Koen Media, 2010), a documentary that follows...

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The Week of the Young Child at Old Town Elementary

“The Week of the Young Child is all about you. It’s about how important you are. How creative you are....

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Creative ideas abound at Winston-Salem’s Downtown Health Plaza

Our “Focus on Forsyth” series would be incomplete without diving into the powerful work of the Wake Forest Baptist Health–Downtown...

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Bringing “Help Me Grow” to North Carolina

In her recent op-ed for the Winston-Salem Journal, Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, provided insight...

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Making a good thing even better: Reach Out and Read

As a pediatrician at Wake Forest Baptist Health–Downtown Health Plaza, an outpatient clinic of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Dr....

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Listening…and learning

[This op-ed originally appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal on March 2, 2017.] During my years as a pediatrician in Lumberton, I...

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Closing the Gaps: Smart Start of Forsyth County

The Smart Start Model “Our organization is the only private organization in Forsyth County charged by state statute to care about...

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An interview with Robert Putnam

Editor’s note: In November, Harvard Professor and author Robert Putnam visited Winston-Salem to speak at the Raising Every Child luncheon...

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Robert Putnam visits Winston-Salem

On November 1,  Dr. Robert Putnam, author of Our Kids and Bowling Alone, visited North Carolina to speak at the Family...

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Imprints Cares: Empowering parents

If you were driving down Broad Street in Winston-Salem, it would be easy to pass the Augsburg Community Center and...

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Forsyth County School Readiness Project: Building a foundation for social and academic success

Launched in 2015 by Family Services, The Forsyth County School Readiness Project (FCSRP) is an effort to equip preschool teachers...