Children’s Read-In Jan. 21 celebrates MLK’s legacy

Wake Forest University is partnering with Winston-Salem State University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and HandsOn NWNC to host an event that honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Read-In Day on Jan. 21 celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements and teachings while promoting the importance of […]

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Through Public Health AmeriCorps at Wake Forest, students learn and help community

When Katherina Tsai first heard about Public Health AmeriCorps at Wake Forest University, she knew she wanted to be involved. “For the next year, I will be working with the Forsyth County Public Health Department in hopes to promote community events and improve access to healthcare resources to underserved populations in Winston-Salem,” Tsai says.

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2022 OCCE Fall Semester In Review

Take a look back at the fall semester with the OCCE’s Fall 2022 Semester In Review.

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WFU Turkeypalooza tradition leaves lasting community impact

Wake Forest University students are giving back to help those in need this holiday season. They prepared hundreds of meals for local residents facing food insecurity during Turkeypalooza. On a busy Tuesday evening, the largest cooking day of the event, the kitchen on campus was filled with smells of a Thanksgiving feast. Wake Forest students were at stations […]

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Turkeypalooza to prepare hundreds of meals for those in need

Wake Forest University students and staff are getting ready for an annual holiday tradition that gives back to the community. Turkeypalooza will take place from Sunday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 19. This student-led event prepares 600 Thanksgiving meals for residents in Forsyth County facing food insecurity. It coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. According to Feeding America’s most recent […]

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TurkeyPalooza to Prepare 600 Thanksgiving meals for Winston-Salem Community Members

Each November, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University hosts its largest event of the year – TurkeyPalooza – preparing 600 hundred Thanksgiving meals from scratch for members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community. Turkeypalooza is partner-specific, which means Wake Forest works directly with its established community partners and does not schedule or deliver meals to […]

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