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 Re-entry is the bedrock of CSEM work

The Chronicle

One goal of CSEM is making the invisible visible, encouraging the blossoming of talent in economic development in Winston-Salem.

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CSEM director, Western North Carolina colleague unite on innovative strategies


CSEM Director Craig Richardson and Ed Lopez work in different areas of the state but are confronting similar challenges with innovative techniques. 

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 CSEM brings research help to East Winston initiative

The Chronicle

The Castle Heights Neighborhood Association, which has long worked for better conditions for its residents, is stepping up its game through a collaboration with the poverty-fighting Partnership for Prosperity (P4P). The initiative has tapped Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) as its research partner.

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CSEM debuts nation’s first Social Benefits Calculator in conjunction with Forsyth Futures


The calculator will help recipients, employers and policy makers better navigate the maze of social benefits such as food stamps (SNAP), housing and child care assistance.

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Working toward healthy food for all

Triad City Beat

For many, summertime means easy access to fresh tomatoes, peaches, squash, string beans, cucumbers, butterbeans, watermelons and other goodies. For others, including those living in urban food deserts, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a luxury.

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Helping the Community Helps Your University: New and Replicable Ways Two University Centers are Impacting Their Communities


CSEM Director Craig Richardson has been invited to share the work of CSEM together with  the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise (CSFE) at Western Carolina University-  which is being hosted by the American Council of Education (ACE) and live-streamed nationally to all its members as well as the public.


CSEM research shows leaving crime-ridden neighborhoods part of economic rise

The Chronicle

Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM) has long recognized the relationship between crime and upward economic mobility, and is confronting the issues with its partner groups and its research. 


CSEM director unveils groundbreaking research on homeownership program


When CSEM Director Craig Richardson, intrigued by thousands of pages of documents, approached Forsyth Economic Developer Dan Kornelis about doing a study of the county’s homeownership program, Kornelis welcomed the chance...

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