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 provides unprecedented support and crucial funding to improve access to early learning opportunities and literacy initiatives for our students. Project Impact has helped fund valuable, creative programs that train our teachers and guide their instruction. Prior to the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Project Impact committed to providing critical funding for new textbooks and instructional materials. These resources would have never happened without our community’s unwavering commitment and support.”
Malishai Woodbury

Chair, WS/FCS Board of Education