Inaugural Arty Party Bus Tour

By Linda Gupton Photo Credit: Charles Gupton Twenty local art enthusiasts came together on June 1 at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington to set out on a three-hour exploration of four arts and culture sites in Alamance County. They were taking part in the inaugural “Arty Party Bus” tour, sponsored by the Arts & Culture […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]