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Forsyth needs a center for released offenders

Winston-Salem Journal

In their first days out of prison, released offenders in Forsyth County struggle to get from one location to another for crucial check-ins on issues ranging from employment to drug treatment. That complex, often frustrating process is aggravated by our poor system of public transportation.

 CSEM Director speaking to a crowd

WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility selected for prestigious Fair Housing Breaking Barriers Award

CSEM News

What began as a “startling” revelation to Winston-Salem State University economics professor Craig Richardson five years ago has developed into a community-changing program that has been selected for one of Winston-Salem’s most prestigious community awards.



 Art STITCH Design Shop’s rendering of the proposed Salem Cohousing Community.

Building a community within a community

Winston-Salem Journal

Brittany Broadway has yet to hit her 32nd birthday, but she has already had a lifetime of lived experience. She had her daughter, Rihanna, when she was 16. She’s been almost homeless and has lived in the Skyline housing project, a neighborhood where gunshots are common.

 CSEM director receiving an award

CSEM director receives award, honor

CSEM News

On Tuesday, Aug. 16,, Winston-Salem State University faculty and top administrators gathered for the annual Faculty Award and Sponsored Programs Banquet.



 Citizens stand up to speak at an Aug. 19 meeting at the Carl Russell Community Center on combating gun violence.

Fight against costly gun violence must start early

The Chronicle

Two related goals have developed in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County’s increasingly coordinated confrontation with gun violence: start early with youth, and address economic concerns tied to gun violence.

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Dr. Monica D. Guillory wins an award

CSEM News

Dr. Monica D. Guillory presented a paper at the 2022 Small Business Institute (SBI) conference. The mission of the Small Business Institute® is to be the premier provider of professional development for those engaged in experiential student team consulting and related entrepreneurship education, research, and activities.



 People participate in a recent reentry simulation; Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Lang is seen with microphone in hand.  REBECCA SAUTER, provided

Put yourself in the shoes of released offenders

Winston-Salem Journal

Getting out of prison is hard and frustrating. Every complex turn is challenging and can lead to failure — a return to prison that is costly in financial and human terms.

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CSEM and New America participate in national panel on little understood housing issue

CSEM News

A co-sponsored event by New America and CSEM led with some of the startling findings from our joint report on the collapse of real estate values in East Winston. Other participants included The Wall Street Journal, Pew Charitable Trust, Urban Institute, Piedmont Federal Savings Bank and Hurry Home. Panelists discussed what’s happened to the small mortgage market, and how it could be affecting our most impoverished neighborhoods in terms of stagnating property values. Solutions to this are also addressed.




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