A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

A Community Commitment to Closing the Gap

Project Impact provides critical funding to help close the achievement gap among students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools. It’s a disgrace that is long-standing and affects us all, directly or indirectly, whether we are parents or not.

What contributes to the achievement gap? The answer is complicated, yet clear: Children in our community do not have equal access to early learning opportunities. To address those inequities, Project Impact has focused its funding efforts in three areas: Early Learning Capacity and Staffing, Community Outreach and Professional Development and Instructional Support.

Project Impact is the largest funder of early education for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

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of all Pathway to K and Pathway to One participants made progress across every Early Learning assessment during the program

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growth in phonemic awareness skills after a year in pre-K

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growth in literacy scores over the course of the school year

Partners in Expanding Early Education

Project Impact works in tandem with Head Start, N.C. Pre-K, the Pre-K Priority and other initiatives. Our work is funded through the generous donations of local businesses and philanthropists. As a group, they understand that closing the achievement gap will benefit our entire community, and that our efforts must begin with our youngest students.

“Project Impact is a community partnership unlike anything I have ever seen or heard of. Conceived by a group of local business leaders, Project Impact is a remarkable example of how community partnership can literally change children’s lives. Student achievement is directly impacted by the joining of these forces and it shows how this community comes together in big ways to support early learning. This community should be incredibly proud and thankful this initiative exists. I know I am.”
Angela P. Hairston, Ed.D.

Superintendent, WS/FCS