The Effects of Poverty Pt. 1, Life Expectancy

The Effects of Poverty Pt. 1, Life Expectancy

If you have read any of our posts thus far, you are aware that Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the hardest city in which to escape child poverty in the United States, with the exception of just a few Indian Reservations.¹ In addition, Winston-Salem has...
How Did We Get Here? Part 2

How Did We Get Here? Part 2

How did Winston-Salem become the hardest city in which to escape child poverty in the United States? A month ago, in our blog post “How Did We Get Here? Pt. 1,” we explained the Harvard study that places Winston-Salem at the bottom of the charts for economic mobility....
Education – The New Segregation

Education – The New Segregation

On May 14th, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled the segregation of public schools unconstitutional.¹ On July 2nd, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.² Centuries of institutional marginalization and legalized discrimination...
How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?  By Logan Philon | February 6th, 2019 Winston-Salem is the hardest city in the United States in which to escape child poverty, with the exception of a few Indian Reservations.¹ Nearly everyone is shocked when they first learn this startling fact,...
Our Plan

Our Plan

Our Plan  By Logan Philon | January 28th, 2019 Last week we discussed the Piedmont Renewal Network’s (PRN) educational model, largely based off off the University of Southern California’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) program. This week, we want to provide...