The Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) invites you to explore our community partners in Winston-Salem.
Each point on the map represents a community partner engaged with an office, program, group, or initiative at Wake Forest University. Sites are color-coordinated by interest area. Search the map, or find the list of our community partners below.
Don’t see yourself on the map? Contact Camry Wilborn for updates.
Institute on Dismantling Racism, Inc.– Educates, organizes, and supports communities and organizations in developing policies and procedures to create diverse and inclusive cultures. For more information, contact .
Legal Aid of North Carolina– A statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. For more information, contact 336-725-9162.
NAACP– An organization to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. For more information, contact
Azalea Terrace – A senior living apartment community that provides affordable housing for residents of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, contact 336-760-7131.
Brookridge Retirement Community – A retirement community that offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, and Continuing Care Communities. For more information, contact .
Holiday Retirement Home – A retirement community that promises to give seniors the comfort of simple pleasures. For more information, contact .
Senior Services – A non-profit organization with a mission to help older adults remain at home for as long as possible and to help them live with dignity. For more information, contact .
The Shepherd’s Center – An interfaith ministry that promotes and supports successful aging by providing direct services, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment programs for older adults. For more information, contact .
Bethesda Center for the Homeless – An organization that helps to improve the lives of Winston-Salem’s homeless men and women by providing shelter and housing stabilization services with intensive case management. For more information, contact 336-722-9951.
City with Dwellings – An organization that works with people experiencing homelessness while emphasizing community, relationships, and trust through operating overflow shelters and doing street outreach. For more information, contact 336-790-9766.
Crisis Control Ministry – An organization that offers targeted short-term emergency assistance to individuals in acute need and crisis while emphasizing respect and compassion. For more information, contact .
Dress for Success – An organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information, contact .
Family Services – Works to help children, families, and individuals to escape hardship, economic or otherwise, specifically focusing on childhood development, family violence, sexual assault, counseling, and pregnancy/adoption. For more information, contact .
Goodwill – Through the sale of donated items in stores, Goodwill funds employment and training programs to empower people experiencing hard times. For more information, contact .
Habitat for Humanity – With a philosophy of “a hand up, not a handout,” Habitat Forsyth makes it possible for local families to achieve the strength and stability that comes from owning safe, decent, affordable housing with an affordable mortgage. For more information contact .
Love Community Development Corporation – A food pantry and the host organization for a Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. For more information, contact .
Samaritan Ministries – An interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by providing a soup kitchen, a 70-bed homeless shelter for men, and a substance abuse recovery program. For more information, call (336)748-1962.
The Shalom Project – Develops programs that challenge the cycle of poverty in the Winston-Salem community with a spirit of inclusion, compassion, and justice. For more information, contact .
The Winston-Salem Urban League – Empowers and advocates for African Americans and other disenfranchised communities and promotes socioeconomic progress and parity through education, training, and civic engagement. For more information, contact
a/perture – A community cinema focused on showcasing informative, educational, thought-provoking, and inspiring films. For more information, contact .
Authoring Action– A program that empowers youth and allows them to express themselves through creative writing, speech, film, and design. For more information, contact .
Bookmarks – A literary arts nonprofit organization and independent bookstore that works to ignite the love of reading. For more information, contact .
MUSE Winston-Salem – A museum that preserves, promotes, and presents the dynamic history and diverse stories of the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County community through education and collaboration. For more information, contact .
The Olio – A non-profit educational glassblowing facility and social enterprise focused on community, arts, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. For more information, contact .
Positive Image Performing Arts – A positive and fun-loving performing arts environment in which students are taught to achieve their own unique ability and talent. For more information, contact .
ABC of NC – An organization that provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. For more information, call (336) 251-1180.
Alphabet – An organization that creates out-of-school programs for children to engage children’s minds, expand their horizons, and provide parents with a sense of security. For more information, contact .
Best Choice Center – An academically focused YWCA program that provides after school care, enrichment activities, and summer camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, contact .
Big Brothers Big Sisters – An organization that matches adult volunteers with children ages 6 through 18 for mentorship. For more information, contact .
Cub Scouts – An organization for elementary school-aged children that works to make them into well-functioning members of their communities.
Forsyth Backpack Program – A program that feeds chronically hungry school children in the local school system so they can grow physically and mentally. For more information, contact .
Forsyth County Young Leaders Program – A non-profit organization for high school students, providing them exposure to the opportunities available to them in the community; to help them gain personal and professional experience, and to work towards making Forsyth County a better place together. For more information, contact .
Junior Achievement – A program that provides students in Forsyth County with in-class curriculum surrounding financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship. For more information, email .
Kaledium – An organization that develops exhibits and programming that fuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), literacy, and arts education into an integrated approach to learning in order to prepare early learners for school and spark all children’s imaginations and their desire to learn more. For more information, contact .
LEAD Girls of NC – An organization dedicated to providing the tools and resources that low-income/at-risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. For more information, email .
The Parenting PATH – An organization which works to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect by providing a variety of services aimed at strengthening families, enhancing parent-child relationships and increasing community awareness. For more information, contact .
AARF – An animal rescue that provides foster care, medical services, and adoption to homeless, abandoned, surrendered, and sick animals so they can have a new lease on life. For more information, contact .
HandsOn NWNC – An organization that mobilizes the people and organizations that inspire community change in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties by offering capacity-building programming and connecting community resources. For more information, contact
The Hispanic League – An organization that strives to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health, and multicultural understanding. For more information, contact
Humane Solution – An organization that provides low-cost vouchers to pet owners with financial hardships. For more information, contact .
IFB Solutions – An organization that creates opportunities, builds community, and provides independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. For more information, call 336-759-0551.
Latino Community Services – An organization that partners with Latino families to equip children and adults to fulfill their educational and economic potential, with hope for a positive and healthy future. For more information, contact .
Love Out Loud – A faith-based organization that works to connect servant leaders, volunteers, and resources throughout Winston Salem. For more information, contact .
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods – An organization that supports neighborhood groups and encourages resident-led problem solving, by providing technical assistance and organizing support, learning, and leadership opportunities, along with grassroots grants for great ideas that promote growth and development in neighborhoods. For more information, contact .
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center – An organization that provides quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. For more information, contact .
SECU House – An organization that provides affordable lodging and support services in a caring environment for referred adult patients and/or their caregivers who travel to Winston-Salem for medical treatment. For more information, contact .
YWCA – An organization that works through advocacy and local programming to eliminate racism and empower women. For more information, contact .
Action4Equity – A coalition building a movement to advance equity for students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in the areas of academic achievement, access to high-quality instruction, and safe and healthy school environments. For more information, contact .
Crosby Scholars – An organization that provides access to college for all students by helping students and their families better understand the college admissions and financial aid processes. For more information, contact .
Forsyth Technical Community College – A community college that provides students with guided educational pathways into a competitive workforce for the community and global economy through vocational instruction, training in skilled trades, college transfer and two-year degree programs, corporate training, continuing education, and personal enrichment classes.
Winston Salem State University – A historically black constituent institution of the UNC system in Winston-Salem, focused on liberal education. For more information, contact .
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy – A Forsyth County public school for grades 6-10, focused on preparing students for enrollment in 4-year undergraduate programs. For more information, contact .
University of North Carolina School of the Arts – A top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory in Winston-Salem, NC, providing gifted emerging artists with experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives. For more information, contact .
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful -The local chapter of Keep America Beautiful, responsible for enhancing the appearance of the city through clean-up events, beautification projects, and educational activities.
Piedmont Environmental Alliance – Organizes events and programs to inspire environmentally sustainable action and lifestyle choices. For more information, contact .
Yadkin River Keeper – Creates programs to work with residents, regulators, and elected officials throughout the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin to ensure compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and NC pollution control laws. For more information, contact .
Cobblestone Farmers Market – An all-local, sustainable producers-only market that brings fresh, healthy foods into downtown Winston-Salem. For more information, contact .
Community Care Center– A volunteer-based, free, non-profit healthcare clinic that treats the whole person and family. For more information, email .
DEAC Clinic – A student-run, free medical clinic that provides high-quality care to local underserved communities. For more information, contact .
FaithHealthNC – A network of congregations, health care providers, and community organizations that works to leverage faith assets to improve health in the community. For more information, call 336-716-3027.
Harmony Ridge Farms – A farm that specializes in pastured meats and grows their vegetables according to organic standards. For more information, contact .
HOPE – An organization which uses community-wide volunteer support to prepare and bring nutritious weekend meals to the thousands of children in Forsyth County who are at risk for hunger. For more information, contact .
Imagine Forsyth – A community-centric partnership between neighbors, business, non-profit, civic, and philanthropic organizations whose interests focus on improving health and wellness outcomes for people in Forsyth County.
New Communion – A faith-based organization with the goal of enhancing community relationships and diminishing the impacts of hunger and food insecurity by sharing abundance to expand food and financial sponsorship to support securing healthy nutrition for all. For more information, contact .
Novant Health Forsyth – Provides emergency services, medical services, surgical services, rehabilitation and behavioral health services. For more information, contact .
Second Harvest Food Bank – Provides essential food assistance through a network of partners, while educating and engaging our communities in the elimination of hunger and its causes. For more information, contact .
SHARE Co-Op – Provides food, nutrition education/advice, coping skills counseling/immigrant sustainability support, and local health/food equity policy support to the community. For more information, contact .
Sungold Farm NC – A farm dedicated to growing quality vegetables, herbs, fruit. For more information, contact .
Unity Wellness Center of Winston-Salem – Provides compassionate and transformative health and wellness services in a safe environment that honors the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. For more information, contact .
Delicious by Shereen – A catering business that serves Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine by employing refugee women, allowing them to work while they adapt to life in America. For more information, contact .
World Relief (Winston-Salem) – An organization that works to empower the local Church and engage community partners to welcome refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking with services and support that restore lives and hope. For more information, contact 336-887-9007.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust – Works locally and statewide to improve equitable access to opportunity with a focus on grantmaking to achieve long-term, sustainable outcomes to support thriving communities and thriving residents. For more information, contact 336-397-5500.
The Winston-Salem Foundation– A local, community-based funder that collaborates with nonprofits, funders, and community leaders to build a more equitable community through grants, philanthropic services, and student scholarships. For more information, contact .
United Way of Forsyth County – An organization committed to lasting positive impact accomplished by working collectively and collaboratively with their partners, investors, and resources, along with passionate community members. For more information, contact 336-723-3601.