Group Shows Love for Alamance Through Service

 By Andrew Curran & For Alamance Narrative Team A lifelong resident of North Carolina, Kurt Ward is working tirelessly to create a more collaborative community in Alamance County. He is the lead pastor at Northside Fellowship Church in Burlington and an active volunteer with For Alamance, a partnership between community members, Impact Alamance and The […]


Burlington, N.C., May 27, 2024 – Impact Alamance is dedicated to creating a caring and connected community where everyone thrives. In pursuit of this vision, Impact Alamance has announced the awarding of eight grants totaling $150,000 to support its mission. These grants are aimed at strengthening nonprofit services, fostering resource connectivity, and amplifying community voices.  […]

Guiding the Path to Womanhood: Alamance County, Queen’s Guidance Mentorship Program

Guiding the Path to Womanhood: Alamance County, Queen’s Guidance Mentorship Program By Grayson Kelley & For Alamance Narrative Team Photo Credit: Armani Graves Like many young teenage girls, Armani Graves was searching for a friend and a mentor. Despite her adventurous spirit, Armani often felt lost amid the chaos and emotion of being a teenager. […]

Building Together: For Alamance

The For Alamance initiative, formerly known as the Alamance Harwood Initiative, invites you to attend Building Together: For Alamance on Thursday, April 11th at the Paramount Theater at 6:30 p.m. In 2022, the Alamance Choosing Hope report was created in partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Since the report has been published, 5 […]

Leading the Way: The Journey of Graham High School’s PTO

Leading the Way: The Journey of Graham High School’s PTO By the Harwood Narrative Team Photo credit: April McCorvey Like all parents, April McCorvey wants the best school experience for her child. McCorvey had joined parent teacher organizations (PTOs) before and knew the benefits that come from families and schools working together. So, when her […]

Rev. Covington Profile

Elon University studentsPower & Place CollaborativeAlamance County Harwood Initiative’s Narrative Team Reverend Larry Covington serves as the pastor of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Burlington, North Carolina. He was born in Danville, Virginia, but has traveled throughout the world in the name of service to spread the word of God. Rev. Covington has dedicated […]

Using Community Conversations to Renew Civic Faith and Spark a Chain Reaction

When 32 public innovators recently gathered in Alamance County, North Carolina, for their firstworkspace since going through the Getting Started Lab, they brought their stories with them. For threemonths, the action teams had been gathering public knowledge in the community. The area is home tostrong leaders who have made positive inroads to build upon. But […]

Unity Found in the Arts

Turning Outward  The Arts Team is bringing people from different arts organizations together to think, work, and lead differently to fulfill a shared aspiration: build a better Alamance. The team’s leaders, Cheryl Wilder and Tami Kress, say they have internalized the Harwood Approach, especially the Turn Outward and North Star Key Mantras, which has led […]

Making Dreams Come True

Photo Credit: CityGate Dream Center When local volunteer and former college athlete Armando Camacho asked Lisa Edwards if he could create a youth soccer league at the CityGate Dream Center last summer, they didn’t know they were planting the seed for an amazing journey that would take the team to compete in London in June. The center, located […]

Impact Alamance Plugs $30,000 into New Community Forward Projects

July 19, 2022 (Burlington, NC) – As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen the county’s grid of resources, Impact Alamance awarded a total of $30,000 to three local organizations through the newly formed Community Forward Grants. The ­­­Community Forward Grants aim to empower communities while supporting new ideas, activities, projects, and events. The goal […]