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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!  2015 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards ! Register now to attend this fun and uplifing event, co-sponsored by  The Winston-Salem Journal, Salem College, and United Way of Forsyth County on May 5th.  Table and even sponsorships for the breakfast are available, as well as individual tickets. 

New!  Applications are now being accpeted for the Chuck Kraft Award.  This competative award provides a full scholarship to our Nonprofit Essentials classes to a board or staff member that works with a child or youth-focused organizations.  You can learn more about the program hereApplications are due by April 30, 2015!

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 being accepted NOW--the deadline has been extended through the end of April, 2015!


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Nancy Colvin

As their Treasurer and a founding member of the El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services’ Board of Directors, Nancy Colvin (left) set up their bookkeeping system and has managed their tax filings, banking, and payroll since 2007. An enrolled agent specializing in preparing taxes for international individuals, Nancy used her expertise to lead the board to establish financial management practices with the transparency and high standards that are required to maintain 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit, and she continues to keep them in compliance with state and federal filing and reporting requirements.

“Nancy has been on-call for us seven days a week with a cheerful and positive attitude”, says Executive Director Mary Bolton, who estimates that Nancy volunteers more than 300 hours a year, and has served in excess of 2,000 hours with El Buen Pastor LCS over the years.

In addition to the contribution of her professional skill, Nancy is an exemplary member of the Board of Directors, setting a high standard for Board leadership and giving her time to fund-raising activities, attending community events, and tutoring with their after school program (she can do the math!).

Board Chair Rosa Miranda says, “God knew we would not be able to come this far as an organization without Nancy’s gifts, talents and passion to serve with love and intelligence.” In 2013, Nancy was honored with the Service to Mankind Award by the Winston-Salem Sertoma Club and went on to be recognized at the district level as well.

Are you interested in becoming involved as a volunteer with El Buen Pastor? You can find more information on
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IMPRINTS is on a mission to partner with children and their families building a foundation for success in school and in life!

What Does IMPRINTS do?

  • They increase the number of children ready for school and help increase school attendance.
  • They increase the number of parents reading daily to their children.
  • They improve children’s social skills, increasing self-esteem and confidence.
  • They provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues – early intervention services.
  • They increase parent’s knowledge of parenting and child development.
  • IMPRINTS CARES before and after school program is in 13 WSFC schools providing safe, fun, high quality care with homework support.
  • Education and classes – Doula, Infant Massage, parent group meetings with topics such as how to tell if your child is sick, finances, importance of play.
  • IMPRINTS staff in pediatric offices serving families and children.

Even as IMPRINTS celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2014, they continue to believe strongly in the power of early childhood education and closing the achievement gap for under-served families in our community.

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