Join the Winston-Salem Urban League and the City of Winston-Salem as we combat hunger through the city-wide campaign "Think Orange." We are kicking off our first SNAP Out Senior Hunger event at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, from 9am to 12pm, on November 17th. All those aged 65 and older, or disabled, let our Urban League experts help you through the SNAP application and identify deductions you may qualify for. We'll have free health screenings, low-cost internet, cell phone info, free recipes, produce samples, and more! DATE: Saturday, November 17, 2018 TIME: 9am - 12pm LOCATION: Hanes Hosiery Community Center - 501 Reynolds Blvd...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League Annual Meeting. The Board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members with successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-s-urban-league-annual-meeting-tickets-44152735019?ref=ecal" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] DATE AND TIME Thu, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center 510 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...

Seniors, 65 and older, join us for a SNAP Out Senior Hunger SNAP Enrollment Breakfast.  Both events will offer heathy meal, one on one SNAP application assistance and education on healthy living with food benefit services. What: SNAP Out Senior Hunger Breakfasts Where and When: April 4, 2018, 9am-12pm, Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 April 5, 2018, 9am-12pm, Hayes Taylor YMCA 2630 E. Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27401 You may qualify for SNAP benefits if you are: 65 or older;  Not currently receiving SNAP benefits; and you meet the income criteria. To find out more the events or about SNAP eligibility, contact our Urban League...

Read This Notice In Its Entirety: Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List will open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00am and close on Friday February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm for any persons interested in applying. The HCV Program is a tenant based rental assistance program that is administered by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem within Forsyth County. Applications will only be available online. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, a vaild email address and a pen and paper. HAVE PAPER...

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Last night, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial and Winston-Salem Urban League President and CEO, James Perry, released the following statements expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill: Marc Morial: "Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services. "To be clear, this is not a tax reform bill. What the Senate passed without fully reading is a massive giveaway for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that...

An AIDS free Forsyth County? Through a partnership with Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League is combating the spread of HIV and AIDS everyday. Every Tuesday, the POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) program provides free sexually transmitted infection testing and education from the Winston-Salem Urban League downtown office. Every year, more than 4,000 residents are tested. In 2015, only 1,462 residents had HIV. There were only 55 new HIV diagnoses that year. The number of new diagnoses was so low that it is plausible to completely eliminate the spread of the virus in our community. We simply need more education, more...

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.  ...

The Winston-Salem Urban League will be hosting the Spring 2017 Career Expo to connect the community of Winston-Salem with top tier employers from throughout the Triad. Attendees should bring resumes, wear interview-appropriate attire, and come ready to network! The Sponsors for this Spring's event include Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Herbalife, and the list of attending employers is continuously growing and changing. The list below will be updated to reflect these additions and changes. If you were a Seeker at our Expo in October, take a second to help us out by anonymously answering a few short questions! When: 10:00 am...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina says in the 18 counties they serve as much as 20 percent of seniors 60 and over, and disabled citizens, are food insecure. "We are having this incredible challenge in trying to take on poverty and hunger in this community", said James Perry, president & CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. The Winston-Salem Urban League wants to get those people signed up for SNAP benefits; better known as food stamps. However, getting seniors to sign up is difficult for many reasons. "Many times these are people who have worked their entire...