Neighbors For 
Better Neighborhoods

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Welcome to Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods!

The purpose of Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) is to strengthen neighborhoods in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by supporting a wide range of community-based initiatives.

NBN believes that long term change in communities only happens when residents participate in creating solutions. For that reason, NBN seeks to support neighborhood groups and encourage resident-led problem solving, by providing technical assistance& organizing support, learning & leadership opportunities, along with grassroots grants for great ideas that promote growth and development in neighborhoods.

NBN is a public non-profit organization, created in 1991 by the Winston-Salem Foundation. The organization is dedicated to connecting people, strengthening voices, and leveraging resources with community in order to create safe, just, and self-determined neighborhoods.
The ongoing work of NBN is generously supported by

  • The City of Winston-Salem
  • Forsyth County
  • Kate B. Reynolds Foundation
  • Southern Partners Fund
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • United Way of Forsyth County

Partners in Our Work

  • The Racial Equity Institute
  • Funder's Collaborative
  • Forsyth Futures
  • Salem College
  • Urban League
  • The Institute for Dismantling Racism
  • United Way of Forsyth County
  • Southside United Health & Wellness Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Women's & Girls' Project of Winston-Salem
  • Promise Neighborhood Advisory Council
  • The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Over 50 WSFC Neighborhood Groups &        Associations
  • NC Warn
  • NC Justice Center

The Staff

  • Paula McCoy, Executive Director
  • Kenneth Holly,  Operations/Programs Manager
  • Robert Leak III, Grassroots Grants Coordinator
  • Stephanie Hurt, Bookkeeper
  • Dr. English Bradshaw, Education Consultant
  • Arleatha Patterson, Program Assistant
  • Linda Bates, Administrative Assistant
  • Santiago Ramos, Bi-lingual Community Organizer