Crosby Scholars becomes Goodwill affiliate

The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership has become an independent affiliate of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.

The strategic alliance aims to provide Crosby Scholars with funding from Goodwill and to give Crosby Scholars the opportunity to expand within the 31-county region Goodwill serves.

It also aims to give Crosby Scholars a boost in increasing the number of students it serves to 10,000 by 2015 from 7,000 in 2011.

Another goal is to help Crosby Scholars expand its programming, improve its delivery of services, and generate innovative approaches to engaging the community and its clients.

Goodwill has pledged substantial support to a capital campaign at Crosby Scholars that has a goal of $3.7 million and has raised 90 percent of its goal.

Todd Cohen