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The dog days of Summer are here, and that often means utility bills spike as people cool their homes. Don’t let that eat into your food budget! Millions of seniors across the country use SNAP to afford food each month. Come and learn and enroll in this important program on Saturday, August 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Super Seniors SNAP enrollment at the Urban League office located at 3441 Patterson Avenue office.  ...

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....

Meet the BelFlex team tomorrow on Friday, July 28th from 10:30 am to noon at the Winston-Salem Urban League. BelFlex connects local business to talented people like you! They openings in the ranging from maintenance to logistics. Stop by to see they have right opportunity for you! If you have a resume bring it. If you don't, we'll help you make one! What: BelFlex Career Fair When: 10:30 am, Friday July 28th Where: Winston-Salem Urban League, 201 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101...

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. ...