• Community Partnerships

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has many remarkable community partners - including local businesses, educational organizations, faith communities, community agencies, advocacy groups, and individual volunteers - who are generous givers of their time, energy, and resources in support of our schools, teachers, students, and families. Our collective and connected work helps us take better steps forward as we become active and engaged partners to inspire our students to thrive and dream to their fullest potential.

     

How to Get Involved

  • How can I find current needs for schools or programs?

  • How can I donate money to a school or program? Will it be considered a charitable donation?

  • As a community volunteer how can I get involved?

  • Why is a background check required to volunteer? Do I have to pay? Do I need to provide my SSN?

  • Contact the Office of Communications and External Relations at 336.727.2696 to share and learn more about opportunities for:

    • School-based volunteer support to aid school staff and student needs
    • Participating in district wide events, such as College or Career Fairs
    • Contributing to specific needs brought to your attention by an educator or community agency

    The Community Engagement team will help you meaningfully connect to schools, programs, and initiatives.

    Click here to view current opportunities for partners.  Click here to learn more about how to volunteer.

Thank You! Nearly 2,000 partners have engaged the district's schools & 53,000 students:

  • Businesses

  • Church and Faith-Based Organizations

  • Local College, Education, and University Groups

  • Nonprofits and Community Based Organizations

  • Philanthropic

  • Connections that Move

    WS/FCS celebrates the many connections that move us forward and make a difference for our scholars and their families.

  • Bookmark's unwavering support of the district’s literacy goals comes in amazing ways as they spark a love for reading! Bookmarks donates thousands of books into WS/FCS media centers through Book Builds, hosts field trips for classes, and brings dozens of authors to schools year round. Guest authors in 2022-2023 have included Tiffany Jackson (“Grown”) and local author Stacy McAnulty (“The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl”). They support local Little Free Libraries, hold story times at their store, and are the host of the Festival of Books and Authors, the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas. Thank you, Bookmarks, for shining your light and opening up a new world for young readers!
  • In August 2022, PepsiCo's Adelante Employee Resource Group joined WS/FCS and other partners for a No Cost Pop-Up School Supply Shop at Latino Community Services and provided backpacks, supplies, and treat bags for over 100 pre-K to high school students. Adelante continues to explore ways to get involved by providing interpretation services and supporting multilingual learns in the classroom. Thank you, members of Adelante, for shining your light!