Nonprofit news roundup, 12.29.17

Professional development for teachers focus of partnership

synerG Young Professionals at Action Greensboro is partnering with Guilford Education Alliance to provide professional development for teachers ages 21 to 39 in the Guilford County Schools.

Through the Young Professional Educators Academy, the partnership will provide leadership and community engagement skills for participants, who also will earn one continuing education credit.

The program also will provide participants with connections to community leaders, classroom support, relationships with other teachers, and experience in young professional organizations.

The program is seeking volunteers who would be paired with participating teachers to share knowledge and provide support with classroom materials, connections, and volunteerism in the classroom.

Collaboration to offer palliative care for kids

Advanced Home Care, Cone Health and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro have formed a partnership to provide community-based palliative care for children with serious illnesses, often terminal, and their families

The partnership links palliative care with primary and specialty clinics; home health; and services such as social work, counseling and spiritual care.

In the partnership, Cone Health coordinates care through its pediatric and palliative programs, while  Advanced Home Care provides home health, and Kids Path, a program of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, provides counseling, volunteer support and spiritual care for children and their families.

Novant Health team members pledge $1.44 million

In a campaign from September 4 to October 29, 3,660 Novant Health team members across all its markets covering four states pledged $1.44 million to local nonprofit partners and Novant Health regional foundations.

Sisters of Mercy foundation awards $1 million

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awarded grants totaling just over $1 million to 26 nonprofits in 11 counties in North Carolina and one county in South Carolina in the areas of education, social services and health care.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $502,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 18 grants totaling $501,960 to organizations that serve people in Forsyth County in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

DataMax Foundation gives $265,000

DataMax Foundation in Winston-Salem awarded eight grants totaling $265,000 to support economic development and workforce education and development in Forsyth County.

Legal Aid gets $107,000

Legal Aid of North Carolina received a gift of $106,746 from the Wake County Bar Association, up $17,000 from the record-high total the Association raised at its annual Wake Bar Awards last year.

New foundation to promote music in Western North Carolina

The Lloyd Johnson Foundation in Asheville has been established to provide education and career advancement opportunities that promote music in Western North Carolina.

Named for Lloyd Johnson, a native of Buncombe County who died June 20, 2017, the Foundation will serve as primary sponsor of the MerleFest 2018 Band Competition.

Me Fine Foundation partners with WakeMed Children’s Hospital

Me Fine Foundation in Princeton, N.C., will partner with WakeMed Children’s Hospital in Raleigh to provide financial and emotional support to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving critical medical treatment there.

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