Experiment in Self-Reliance Co-Hosts Outdoor Movie Series
Winston-Salem—Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR), in partnership with Forsyth County Public Library, Great Commission Community Church, and New Communion hosted two movies over the summer as a part of their Family Film Fest: Outdoor Movie Series.
This free admission, community-centered series was held July 20 and August 10 at ESR. All movies were equipped with Spanish subtitles. Before the movie screening, participants had the opportunity to enjoy educational entertainment and learn about community resources, including the Forsyth County Public Library, the Winston-Salem Police Department, and more. New Communion donated school supplies and a weeks-worth of food to families on both movie nights.
The movie night also kicked off the start of the Road to Empowerment series, which provides financial education and career enhancement opportunities to individuals and families with low-moderate income. The Series, sponsored by DataMax, is free and open to the community.
The Outdoor Movie Series was created as a result of a feasibility study conducted by Wake Forest University to determine the needs of the community surrounding ESR after its move to its new location in 2014. Through a grant from the Rotary Club, ESR purchased outdoor movie equipment. This is the fourth year the series has been offered.
ESR would like to give a special thanks to everyone who helped make the movie nights a success.
ESR is a non-profit Community Action Agency that empowers social and economic self-reliance for the working low-income and homeless in Forsyth County. Programs provide financial education, case management, free tax preparation, downpayment assistance, affordable housing, and more.
For information about the Family Film Fest or ESR, call 336-722-9400 or visit www.eisr.org. To learn more about the Road to Empowerment Series or to sign up, call Manya Stewart at 336-722-9400 ext. 123 or email her at email@example.com.