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 Joel Hurt and Kaila Gillespie

CSEM is happy to support this program that rolls out the mighty tide of the arts

Yes Weekly

Joel Hurt and his sister Kaila Gillespie grew up in East Winston, finding hope where some might not typically see it, thanks to their mother’s arts organization.

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CSEM Fellows’ research could open doors for vulnerable residents, employers


The work of CSEM’s 2019-20 class of Research Fellows shares one important factor...


CSEM’s empirical study finds success with county’s first-time homebuyer program

The Winston-Salem Journal

There is a little-known program in our county that, over two decades, has helped more than 800 residents move from renting to home ownership.


Richardson: Three surprising challenges faced by those at the bottom of the income ladder

Center For Advancing Opportunity

We know that residents of fragile communities experience immense barriers to opportunities, such as unemployment, lack of quality education options, criminal injustice...


Circle of strength supported by CSEM especially important in pandemic days


In 2018, eleven Black women volunteered to come together over eight weeks to share, learn, support one another, and to find out more about how systemic poverty has impacted their lives.

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WSSU’s $30 million gift underscores commitment by CSEM, others to underserved communities


The award speaks directly to the University’s continued commitment to elevating underrepresented communities through efforts like the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility and a strategic plan that emphasizes social justice and equity. 



 Student interns set stage for future

The Chronicle

They describe their work as transformative. They are interns for Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM). 

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CSEM and Tate Consulting go big with transformative academy


Research sparked idea for leadership training.

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