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Residents prepare for homeownership at ESR
On Jan. 26, New
Century IDA (Individual
Development Account), a
program of Experiment in
Self-Reliance, held their
Wave (class) 37 graduation
for their economic literacy
training at ESR.
Wave 37, a class of 30
(IDA'S biggest class yet)
has successfully completed
12 financial literacy classes
over the course of one year.
As a part of their gradua
tion, past graduate and
Stone shared her success
story, and encouraged
graduates to never give up
despite any setbacks that
may occur. Mayor Allen
Joines commended the
graduates for their hard
work and talked about the
economic impact of the
IDA program on the com
munity. Each graduate
received a certificate. Food
and fellowship followed
As a part of the pro
gram, clients work one-on
one with their Success
Coach to budget, reduce
debt, improve credit, and
save for their home. Each
client is required to com
plete twelve financial liter
acy classes before graduat
ing from the program.
Classes include the
Psychology of Money,
Wise Use of Credit,
and more. Since the pro
gram's inception in 1999,
over 550 people have grad
uated from the' program
and purchased assets.
One of the Wave 37
graduates was amazed at
the information she learned
and was able to apply to
her life. Her goal is to pur
chase soon. "She has been
a hard worker in getting
her things in line to follow
her action plan," said
Barbara Johnson, IDA
clients must complete a
series of classes through
the Center for
HomeOwnership, a pro
gram of Financial
Pathways of the Piedmont.
Once their credit, debt, and
budgeting are where they
should be, they are ready to
"For many of our grad
uates, obtaining an asset
such as a home was just a
dream before they started
this program," , said
Executive Director, Twana
W. Roebuck. "Now, that
dream is becoming a reali
Wave 37 was spon
sored by The Women's
Fund of Winston-Salem.
For more information
in participating in New
Century IDA or sponsoring
a Wave, call Experiment in
Self-Reliance at 336-722
9400 or visit www.eisr.org.
in artist's rendering shows how the District 1
wlice sub-station will look after it is completed.
station to serve
North Point area
City officials broke ground last Thursday, Feb. 18, on
the District 1 police sub-station that will be on North
Point Boulevard near the post office. The nearly 10,000
square foot building will include offices, meeting rooms,
showers, a locker room, and a break room.
Chief Barry Rountree mentioned the station wouldn't
have been possible without the support of the community.
"By the voters
approving the bond,
we were able to move
things a lot faster."
- Chief Barry Rountree
The station was approved in the 2014 bond referendum.
"By the voters approving the bond, we were able to
move things a lot faster," said Rountree. "We are excited
to see the finished product."
The station is expected to cost $3.46 million.
According to Rountree, the new facility will improve the
department's efficiency and response time, as well as
improve police and community relations.
"When people see a police officer or police facility,
that will give people an extra sense of security," he said.
The groundbreaking for the District 3 Police Station
will be at 10:30 am. today, Feb. 25, at the corner of
Summerset Drive and Hillcrest Center Circle, off South
The station will have about 10,000 square feet and
include offices, meeting rooms, showers, restrooms, a
locker room for officers, a break room and parking lot.
Voters approved $3.96 million for the District 3
Police Station in the November 2014 bond referendum.
Construction is already underway on a sub-station on
Waughtown Street that will serve District 2.
For more information about these and other bond
projects, go to 2014Bonds.CityofWS.org.
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honors individuals in the following categories:
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outstanding character and serve as role models for others.
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work to bring people together across racial, social or class lines.
Lifetime Achievement Awards Should be someone who has, over
the years, epitomized what "role model" means.
Recipients will receive a commemorative plaque at the 31st Annual
Awards Banquet on April 9,6pm at the Dr. Donald Reeves Cultural
Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Winners
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