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The Mission of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina strengthens our community by building the capacity of our nonprofits and increasing volunteerism. We connect nonprofits with the resources needed to develop capacity, and we connect volunteers with nonprofits needing services.  We work closely with the 350+ different nonprofits in our network, and we touch the lives of thousands of volunteers each year. While we have a central focus in Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County, our core services are available to organizations and citizens in the surrounding communities of Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. Donate Now to HandsOn!

New!  Applications are now being accepted for Project Blueprint, a leadership development program designed to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented groups and communities serving on nonprofit boards and committees.  Offered in partnership with the United Way of Forsyth County, Project Blueprint will begin January 27 and meet every Tuesday through March 24th.   For program details, including cost, click hereApplications are due by November 28.

New!  Designed specifically to meet the needs of seasoned and higher-level nonprofit executives and board members, the Nonprofit Executive Summit engages small groups of leaders in learning labs that focus on one of three areas of interest.  Led by Wake Forest University faculty members who serve as each group's instructor and coach, the learning labs allow participants to work alongside their peers in developing solutions to real challenges faced in their work.  The Summit will be held June 1-June 5, 2015 at Wake Forest University Applications are due by March 27, 2015.


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Amy Boardwine

Bibiana, a Little Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters' program, had big dreams for herself including a strong desire to go to college. However, no one in her family had ever gone to college and she didn’t know where to start. Three years ago, her Big Sister, Amy Boardwine, started helping her research colleges, explore courses of study, and even toured several colleges and universities together. With Amy’s help, Bibiana was able to successfully navigate the often confusing world of financial aid and scholarships.

In June, Bibiana walked the graduation stage, having earned her high school diploma and Associate’s Degree with honors from the Davie County Early College. This fall, she will attend Salem College, where she earned multiple scholarships for her excellence in academics and service.

“My Big Sister may not be my Big Sister by blood, but she is my sister by heart. We have shared wonderful moments together and with each passing day, I am more thankful to have such a positive role model that has had a big impact on me and my entire family.”
– Bibiana

Are you interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister? You can find more information on
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Winston-Salem Writers

Winston-Salem Writers is a group of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who care about the art and craft of writing. Their mission is to help writers interact with other writers, improve their craft, and realize their goals. They offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, contests, writers’ nights out, and a bi-weekly newsletter. They also present Poetry in Plain Sight, an initiative that places poetry in storefronts and businesses throughout Winston-Salem every month.

Winston-Salem Writers was founded in 2005  and today has more than 150 members. The are also a proud member of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. They welcome writers and poets at any stage of their art – from beginner to published author – and they welcome non-members to their meetings, contests, and newsletter.

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