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Register now Key leaders of local civil rights organiztions discuss the results of the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. 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...

Our goal was huge but straightforward. Turn 148 teenagers into the most impressive job candidates that employers had ever seen. We jumped into action. Step one: each teen must write  a resume. All 148 teens in the Summer Youth Employment Program met up at the Forsyth Tech, Mazie Woodruff Center. Our amazing staff got to work. They gave a quick overview on how to use the computer lab and explained how to create a basic resume. Joy Nelson-Thomas led the charge. She explained, “a resume is a one page description of your accomplishments.” Kismet Loftin-Bell, her Co-Director followed up, “that’s right, this...

The Winston-Salem Urban League was built for moments like these. Our goal is socio-economic progress for diverse communities. We believe improving outcomes for diverse communities makes things better for everyone. We intended to push that message to the President-elect, whoever he or she was. That’s why I made time for both the Republican and Democratic Conventions this summer. Our work is not in the glitz of political campaigns or the give and take of political parties. Rather, the Winston-Salem Urban League is focused on the un-glorious gritty work of affecting policy. Donate today to help us do just that: Donate Now Like many of you, I am concerned. I...

Black & Blue Town Hall #3 set for November 9, 2016 RSVP now. The third town-hall in the Black & Blue series has been set for: November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Wake Forest's Pro Humanitate Institute 2599 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 The third town hall will feature a keynote by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. Eberhardt, is a Stanford University Professor, who was awarded a 2014 MacArthur fellowship for her study of racial biases in criminal justice systems. Additional parking on the evening of the event will be provided at the Winston-Salem First parking lot at the corner of Polo Road and Long Road. Shuttles will run on a continuous...

Join us for our 2016 Election Night Watch Party! Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Rock the Vote, Food Trucks, the Up to Us Art Show, music by CrossRhodes featuring Raheem DeVaughn, live screen printing, DJ's and lots more! Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm until! @ the Wake the Vote Hub 2599 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Free and open to the public!...

Career Expo 2016 is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required. Attendees can register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-expo-2016-registration-28557032854 Attendees should bring resumes, wear interview-appropriate attire and come ready to network. Visit www.wsurban.org for details. Employers can register at: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-7354433173821650176 Career Expo 2016 will be held: Wednesday October 26th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wake Forest Biotech Place 575 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Participating employers include: Allegacy F. Credit Union Arbor Acres Retirement Community BB & T Bradley Personnel Carolina Placement Inc. City of Winston-Salem Cognizant Technology Solutions Debbie's Staffing FedEx Ground Food Lion Forsyth County Forsyth County Department of Corrections Forsyth Technical Community College Greensboro News and Record Herbalife Homestead Hills Housing Authority of W-S Inmar J Crew Job Finder Publications Journal News Kaplan Early Learning...

Urban League Announces Career Expo 2016 On October 26, 2016, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host Career Expo 2016 to address the persistent unemployment experienced by tens of thousands of people across the Triad. “We keep hearing unemployment is down, jobs are up,” says James Perry, CEO of the Urban League. “That’s news,” he continues, “ to North Carolinian who have become so frustrated that they have quit searching for jobs. We know they still want to work and we won’t give up on them. Often times, it is a matter of connecting the right employee with the right employer. Career Fair 2016 will...

The Winston-Salem Urban League announces Black & Blue, Community-Police Town Halls. The three town-hall series is designed to allow members of the community, community leaders and the police department to channel frustration into a constructive solution-oriented dialogue. The first town hall, is scheduled for 6:00 pm, on Thursday July 28, 2016 at the Winston-Salem Urban League, 201 W. 5th Street in Winston-Salem. It will be an opportunity for the community to present concerns and solutions to challenges that harm healthy relationships between police and communities of color.  The event will be led by Dr. Kimya Dennis, a criminologist and sociologist...