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Download the State of Black Winston-Salem report by clicking here. Join the Urban League Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4% more frequent than for white residents. Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices....

Contact aharris@wsurban.org for inquiries. On Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 am at the Winston-Salem Urban League's Vivian Burke Quality of Life Center at 3441 North Patterson Ave., the Winston-Salem Urban League will release the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. The report, previewed by Urban League members and partners who attended the organization's annual meeting, presents indices that compare the standing of African-Americans in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to white residents. It is modeled after the decades old, annual, State of Black America Report published by the National Urban League. The Winston-Salem Chronicle previewed and published an exclusive article about the report's findings on Thursday, July...

By Cecilia Garcia The very first Net Inclusion Summit was held last May in Kansas City, and several Senior Service America staff were there. Convened by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, the gathering brought together more than 200 various organizations from across the country working to ensure that all Americans can reap the benefits of 21st century communications technology. We have been working on digital inclusion for older Americans since 2009 and wanted to represent the voice and concerns of this important segment of the population at the summit. We found ourselves in good company. Wanda Davis of the Ashbury Senior Computer...

SCSEP Forsyth County Veterans are greeted and thanked for their service by Commissioner Fleming El-Amin. Valarie Page Fleming, (US Army), James Tucker (US Navy), Dennis Williams (US Air Force) Robert William (US Air Force, National Guard) and James Bedsworth (US Army). SCSEP participant William Taylor proudly shows off his Army dress uniform. The uniform he wore 30 years ago is still in mint condition. William is assigned to Crystal Towers Housing Development as a custodian. The job readiness training he receives from SCSEP is preparing him to get a job and the wages he earns helps him to manage his basic needs...

Melanie Simpson, age 65 was enrolled in SCSEP for 6 months before she was hired by Byerly Shoaf and Company Real Estate as the office manager Nancy Bellemore, age 65 is now employed by the host agency where she was assigned. She proved to be an asset to the Women’s Crisis Center and was hired in the position of Intake Counselor. Nancy is also caretaker for her husband. Walter Lindsay, age 64 was hired by the Host Agency where he was assigned. Family Service of Davidson County hired Walter as office assistant just 5 days before reaching his durational limit. ...

Richie Haithcock, is a 57 year-old resident of the Rescue Mission. He became homeless after losing his job and being unsuccessful in getting a job for 2 years. He was enrolled in the Urban League SCSEP March 15, 2017. Rickie met several of the SCSEP most In need criteria meaning he had several barriers to employment including low literacy, homelessness, and ex-offender. Rickie demonstrated a mild manner and maturity that employers often seek. Upon completion of his assessment and Individualized Employment Plan (IEP) Rickie was assigned to the City of Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department as an assistant in the Tennis...

Catherine Talbert was enrolled in SCSEP on May 2, 2017. She had a solid work history as an Administrative Assistant with over 30 years experience. After retirement she assumed responsibility of caring for her elderly mother. However, she found that it was difficult to manage on her fixed income. She heard about SCSEP and felt that the program would help her make the connections to get a part-time job. Upon an assessment of her work history and skills sets her Individualized Employment Plan focused on job search training to identify potential employers. Ms. Talbert updated her resume and continued to...