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Media Content

Along with written analyses, CSEM produces media content on multiple platforms, including documentaries on YouTube, podcasts and more. Watch this space for more information, featuring the latest insights around economic mobility in Forsyth County.


WSSU Center for the Study of Economic Mobility: clip from "Rigged" documentary 



CSEM was presented the Breaking Barriers Award by the City of Winston-Salem


CSEM and Tate Consulting go big with a transformative academy.

Bus Stop Jobs is a documentary about a day in the life of a bus rider.



A Discussion about CSEM's Involvement in Community Engagement and Research.
A Conversation with Calvin Patterson of Dignity Justified and CSEM Associate Director Alvin Atkinson


How Does CSEM Act Differently Than Other Research Centers? 
A Conversation with Professors Edward Lopez of Western Carolina University and CSEM Director Craig Richardson



CSEM, New America offer solutions to help homebuyers secure American Dream

Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility Director Craig Richardson, who helped lead his organization’s mortgage research with New America

  Picture of Craig Richardson and Zach Blizard

WFDD conducts in-depth interview with CSEM on their housing report


CSEM Research Manager Zach Blizard and Director Craig Richardson were recently interviewed by WFDD’s David Ford about their research into the barriers for home ownership in East Winston.

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CSEM research on first-time homebuyers’ program highlighted on local NPR radio station


Newly released data show that a long-time program that helps Black Forsyth County renters become homeowners is bearing fruit.

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.


New study analyzes soaring home displacement rates in Forsyth County 


Over the past decade, Forsyth County has made some unflattering national news. A 2015 Harvard University study revealed its status as having the third-worst economic mobility in the U


WFDD radio interview: Profs. Smith and Richardson reveal transportation’s role in economic mobility


Winston-Salem State University geography professor Russell Smith and economics professor Craig Richardson were recently interviewed by WFDD's David Ford. The WSSU professors discussed  transportation and inequity in Forsyth County and its special challenges.


Local economist assesses New York Times’ take on Winston-Salem


A recent article in the New York Times, Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities, has put Winston-Salem in the national spotlight. But based on the reaction it’s received thus far from local residents and an increasingly vocal group of public officials, some are wondering whether the story got it right.



A CSEM regional economist warns against panic buying

WXII News 12

As we move into the winter months, an economics professor said it’s important for people to not start buying up and hoarding everyday


How public transit affects African-Americans' upward mobility

Spectrum News

He doesn't have access to a car. Goodman, 19, has to start his day hours before his shift to catch the #87 bus at the city's Transportation Center...