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Who We Are
The Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation (SGACDC) is a non-profit organization that strives to foster community-based leadership focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding Winston-Salem State University.
Our Primary Initiatives Include:
• Housing Development: Renovating dilapidated homes and building new ones by leveraging community resources. The CDC also hosts homebuyer orientation workshops guided by local housing counselors and mortgage lenders.
• Community Development: The Simon Green’s Acre Community Garden supports 10 garden plots, providing organic vegetables for the community. The SGACDC also provides space for job fairs, works with WSSU’s Maya Angelou Institute on literacy initiatives, and plans to begin offering health services classes for the community.
• Economic Development: The Enterprise Center offers start-up and emerging companies low-cost office space, coupled with the support of business professionals, community organizations, and Winston-Salem State University faculty members.
To assure balanced growth and development of communities surrounding Winston-Salem State University, as well as develop mutually beneficial relationships with the community which complement the University’s educational mission;
To foster economic and business development initiatives serving the needs of low and moderate income and otherwise disadvantaged persons;
To develop and improve affordable housing and to foster infrastructure development within distressed and disadvantaged neighborhoods; and
To promote the preservation of buildings and sites important to the African American community.
A Message from Our Director
Recent years have been exciting and rewarding for the Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation as we move forward with our efforts to transform Winston-Salem’s MLK Corridor. The past few years proved uniquely significant in our history with the opening of the former Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club building as The Enterprise Center. Not only did the renovation preserve a building closely intertwined with the rich heritage of the
southeast neighborhood community in Winston-Salem, but it is now well on its way to becoming a focal point of community interaction and new business development in the MLK Corridor, with impact that reaches across the community.
I encourage you to contact us to discuss how you can be a part of Winston-Salem’s exciting future through the SGACDC.
Carol T. Davis
Executive Director, S.G. Atkins CDC
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Center for Entrepreneurship
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