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.
Are you interested in partnering with WS/FCS?
Contact Mark Batten, Executive Director of Community Engagement, 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.
Thank You! Nearly 2,000 partners have engaged the district's schools & 52,000 students:
Church and Faith-Based Organizations
Local College, Education, and University Groups
Nonprofits and Community Based Organizations
For College. For Life.
Crosby Scholars is Here for You!
Preparing for college starts early! Crosby Scholars is here to ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college. Crosby Scholars provides over 11,000 middle and high school students with career and college exploration, community service and cultural awareness opportunities, camps and leadership experiences, advisors, college campus visits, admissions and financial aid workshops for students and families, and awards over $900,000 in scholarships and Last Dollar Grants for college tuition annually – all at no cost to you!
S.E.E. - Student Enrichment Experience
Programs Provided by IFB Solutions for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
IFB Solutions’ Student Enrichment Experience program teaches independence through summer camps, after school activities and more for children K-12 who are blind or visually impaired. These experiences come at no cost to families thanks to community support. Our Focus on Literacy program provides free assistive technology so kids can excel in the classroom. Contact Chris Flynt for information, CFlynt@ifbsolutions.org.
Community for Safe Schools Group Organizes Mask Distribution
FEBRUARY 17, 2021 – Volunteers from the group Community for Safe Schools packaged, labeled, and distributed 30,000 masks to the 80 schools and transportation depot within WS/FCS. The coalition members coordinated the generous donation from Wake Forest Baptist Health and partnered with WS/FCS to ensure a quick and equitable delivery of masks across the district, providing the volunteer labor and hours to count, pack, and distribute four KN95 masks to each member of the educational team at every location. Read more using this link from WFMY News.
School Psychologists Help Local Families
FEBRUARY 10, 2021 – Every year at Christmas time, Psychological Services supports a local agency by collecting toys and other needed items. This school year, they chose a local chapter of The Diaper Bank of NC, which was started by one of WS/FCS' very own school psychologists. Read more using this link.
United Way Teams with Hanesbrands to Donate Masks to WS/FCS
January 15, 2021 - Local corporate partner HanesBrands has donated 25 million masks nationwide, which UWW and the company will distribute. Beginning in Forsyth County, the location of HanesBrands Corporate Headquarters, 150,000 masks will be distributed to students, teachers, and staff - five masks per person beginning the week of January 11. An additional 100,000 masks will be distributed by HanesBrands to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in the coming weeks. Read more using this link.