Winston-Salem Archive

2020-21 Office of Civic & Community Engagement Annual Report

Take a look back at the 2020-21 academic year with the Wake Forest University Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) Annual Report. Read the 2020-21 OCCE Annual Report

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August AmeriCorps*VISTA Spotlight: Ria Matheson

The Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition consists of 18 AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) at Wake Forest University.  Members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. […]

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Casey Capstick, AmeriCorps*VISTA, honored with North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award

Casey Capstick, an AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, was recognized with the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service for her work with ABC of NC. The award recognizes the top 20-25 volunteers in the state.  Held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Through mini-grants provided by Wake Forest, area students performing community service projects

Kenya Cropps participated in Girl Scouts when she was younger and has always been service-oriented. So when the Reynolds High School junior learned about $250 community service mini-grants being offered by Wake Forest University’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE), she didn’t hesitate to apply.

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Unity Wellness Center provides essential supplies to Winston-Salem community at first-ever Winter Palooza

In the midst of a year-long global pandemic, health has been at the top of everyone’s mind. On February 6th, the Unity Wellness Center – a new, community-based organization in Winston-Salem, brought health access one step closer to several members of the community for its first-ever Winter Palooza. Residents were invited to Rupert Bell Park […]

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AmeriCorps VISTA Program Celebrates Five Years of Service in Winston-Salem

For the past five years, members of the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition (WSCAC) have been serving the Winston Salem community. Hosted by the Wake Forest Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE), the WSCAC is part of the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, a federal program that helps eradicate poverty through education, […]

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