Author: Holly Solomon

Dreaming Big – Cuba’s Story
Cuba Barber is a young woman on the move. Her early history includes moving from family member to family member before finally entering foster care. Originally, sent to a group [...]
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Creating Her Own Future
When you meet Tornyha, you are immediately struck by her shy smile and quiet demeanor. But as you get to know her, it’s clear that Tornyha is motivated to set [...]
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Renovations on our Winston Campus
Last year was a long year for our top-notch facilities team. They take care of dozens of buildings, cottages, and staff residences across two large campuses. It’s a job that [...]
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A Life of Hope and Healing
Sometimes you meet people in life who seem to make it their mission to take care of others. Such is the case with alumnus David Irwin. David arrived at the [...]
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Conservation Easement is Finalized
I am thrilled to announce that Crossnore School & Children’s Home has finalized the $6.5 million dollar conservation easement with Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC). PLC is purchasing the development rights [...]
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Miracle Grounds Network – Connecting to the Soil and to our Community
Recent research has shown that approximately 6,000 children living in Forsyth County leave school each unsure of where their next meal will come from. In our society, we have become [...]
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The Rhythm of a Steady Beat
Virginia Coffey was born in 1933 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She lived there until 1975 when she remarried and moved to Avery County. Virginia was mother to Wayne, Sandra, [...]
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A Changed Life
There’s something about landing in foster care twice that affects the life of a young boy. Chris Ward knows those effects all too well. Chris came to Crossnore the first [...]
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A True Spartan
One of the definitions of spartan is a person of great courage and self-discipline. These are not the words I would have used to describe Dalton Geouge on the day [...]
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A Life Changed Through Education
Alyssia Dula came to Crossnore School & Children’s in November of 2014 with her younger brother, Tyler. Two years later, Alyssia graduated from Marjorie Williams Academy. For the last two [...]
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Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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