Our Initiatives

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement seeks to nurture existing partnerships, incubate new community-based initiatives, and foster connections between Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem. We have a specific focus in three areas: educational equity, health and nutrition, and economic empowerment.


Our Focus Areas

Educational Equity

Aiming to build capacity in schools, neighborhoods, and organizations to support lifelong learning and equitable educational outcomes for all students in Forsyth County Wake Forest is currently involved in the following:

Health & Nutrition

Striving to impact health outcomes in Forsyth County through access to healthy meals and fresh produce, cooking skills, and medical care, Wake Forest is involved in the following:

Economic Empowerment

As one of the largest employers in Forsyth County, Wake Forest supports an inclusive economy. The Office of Civic and Community Engagement builds capacity in neighborhoods, organizations, and nonprofits to provide affordable housing, workforce development, and asset-building with involvement in the following: