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Zach Blizard

CSEM research could spur dialogue on helping low-performing schools

Yes Weekly

Research from CSEM’s Zach Blizard provides some answers on how the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County system can improve its low-performing schools.


CSEM intern Sierra Chesnutt charges ahead


Corona virus restrictions challenge this intern, but won’t stop her work.

Mr. Bates

John Railey: Helping offenders rebuild their lives

Winston-Salem Journal

CSEM Fellow brings life experience to innovative research.

 Center for the Study of Economic Mobility, Winston-Salem State University

Our work is now all the more important

CSEM Staff Report

CSEM's work researching the causes and effects of generational poverty wont be slowed by the Corona virus pandemic. The effort is too important, and our momentum is growing.


John Railey: Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State united on residents' property rights


Educators from Wake Forest University’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and CSEM join forces to confront our high rate of evictions and other issues

 Rigged - let's get real about the American dream

CSEM to be featured as higher ed innovator in the forthcoming documentary Rigged- April 2020.


RIGGED examines how the long prevailing value system in U.S. higher education erodes individual opportunity and undermines U.S. democracy. The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility at WSSU is featured as one of the innovators that will reverse this trend and that will ultimately transform colleges and universities into pathways for student engagement and social mobility. Interviews with staff members, faculty and top administrators at WSSU each provide perspective on how the University creates success for its students.

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Commentary: Equality, equity: Leveling the playing field for black students

WS Chronicle

Dr. Charity Griffin, a 2018-2019 CSEM fellow, puts a thought-provoking context on the principal reassignments in our local school system


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CSEM’s new partnership could be explosive in a good way


Can you imagine being in college and having a great business idea or an individual who has been working for over 20 years in a job unfulfilled because it did not align with your passion? If you said yes, there is a program designed to help you achieve your goals.

In February, the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) and Tate Consulting began the Playbook for Entrepreneurial Excellence, an eight-week program designed to arm individuals with CEO leadership competencies and skills to give you the confidence to be your boss.

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