For decades, Spartanburg’s Northside community and Charlotte’s Boulevard Homes neighborhood grappled with the same problems.
They endured high poverty and crime rates, poor educational outcomes and substandard housing. They gained reputations as magnets for inner-city blight.
Thankfully, they now share a more hopeful distinction. They’re part of the Purpose-Built Communities network, a national redevelopment model that targets troubled neighborhoods with a holistic array of social services. The idea is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by mounting sustained, systematically coordinated interventions in neighborhoods where poverty’s roots sink most deeply.
As new foster parents, their child’s frequent tantrums concerned them. Not only were the episodes extreme, the triggers were unpredictable. They connected the little girl’s behavior to the trauma she had experienced before joining their family, but it was hard to know how best to respond.
In North Carolina, a new program is helping foster parents learn how to support the special needs of children in their care by better understanding trauma and its consequences. Called ARC Reflections, the skills-building model has been piloted in six child welfare agencies, including five in North Carolina.
With promising results from the test sites, The Duke Endowment is now funding expansion in South Carolina. There’s more to learn, says Phil Redmond Jr., director of the Endowment’s Child Care program area, “but we believe ARC Reflections will help agencies provide a valuable new resource for helping foster families thrive.”
Hendersonville, N.C., February 9, 2018 – Community Foundation of Henderson County announces the deadline to apply for The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship is April 1, 2018.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation invites applications to the fourth class of the Nonprofit Leadership Academy, an intensive leadership learning lab to help nonprofits develop the leadership, culture, and strategy needed to adapt and thrive in today's changing context.
The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 21 Community Grants totaling $428,876 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County. This support is made possible by donors to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds and other flexible funds.
Recent history and troubling current events are turning a glaring mirror on America, fueling the urgency to shape a more equitable future, to put more shoulder behind that bending moral arc. We’ve watched in horror as white supremacists snake through our streets spewing violence and hatred with impunity. We’ve witnessed the rise of elected leaders who unapologetically express racist attitudes and enact policies that target communities of color and exacerbate inequality. We’ve seen state after state pass laws intended to disenfranchise entire populations; one court found North Carolina’s voting procedures “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”
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Who do you go to when you need advice? Your mom? Your best friend? What about work advice? We know our peers are the best resource when we’re struggling with a work problem or question. That’s true everywhere and in every industry. So, we asked grantmakers, “What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?” And they delivered. . .
GREENVILLE – A hands-on program to train workers for good-paying jobs in pharmaceutical manufacturing officially opened this week in Greenville to the applause of economic developers, industry executives and leaders in government and academia.
GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A big gift was announced this morning to a major expansion at the largest hospital in Eastern Carolina.
GREENVILLE – Vidant Health and Golden LEAF Foundation officials announced today a $10.8 million Golden LEAF grant to fund major equipment in the state-of-the-art cancer center and bed tower on the Vidant Medical Center campus. Eastern North Carolina has a much higher mortality rate for cancer diagnosis than the national average, and more than 7,500 new cases are diagnosed each year in this region.