City of Winston-Salem University

City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community.

Students are chosen through an application process. Class size is limited. It is a FREE, 12-week course which meets once a week on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes are held at City Hall and various other locations. Applications for the 2016 class will be available October 2015. Next Session begins February 2016.

See what the class is all about (short version)! [video](Long version) [video]

Topics include:

2015 CWSU Graduates
Left to right - Front row: Carol Sevin, Katie Bond-Ford, Karen Knox, Emma Rice, Joe Logan
Second row: Candace Edwards, Drew Blackwell, Rob Willis
Third row: Roger Hyman, Gabreila Rocha, Nikki Miller-Ka, Gray Busch
Forth row: Kathryn Mobley, Joey Burdette, Jessica Morphies, Kismet Loftin-Bell, Katie Gore, Milagros Amaro
Fifth row: Robert Newman, Timika Denise Byrd

Class of 2014 TESTIMONIALS:

"CWSU was one of the most fulfilling educational experiences I have encountered. True learning came from demonstrations, hands on experiences, presentations and quality educators who teach what they live. I became more aware of my environmental obligations, and how I can contribute to the good of our communities." Bonnie Coe

"I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of CWSU 2014. The hands on approach to learning about city's operational intricacies from a departmental level as well as how the City of Winston-Salem operates as a cohesive unit is an opportunity you will not find anywhere else. The experience gained and connections I have made through CWSU have equipped me with the knowledge to be an ambassador for the city and valuable resources we the citizens have at our fingertips to continue to make Winston-Salem a wonderful place to live." Jeff Riley

"Didn't know what to expect when I signed up and was so pleasantly surprised. Learned so much about the inner workings of our great City of Winston-Salem and of all who keep it running. Also, met a wonderful group of citizens who were just as passionate as I to learn and get involved." Daisy Rodriguez

"What a great experience! This program taught me so much about Winston-Salem & city government that I never knew. All while meeting some great people along the way. I'm very grateful for having had the opportunity to participate." Johnny Wehmann

"I thought the program was absolutely wonderful. And, especially, as a "new" person to the City of Winston-Salem! It provided an opportunity to really learn the City - and how it operates! I now know who to call with problems, if I need a speaker, or if I have a question... And, now I can get my answers from the real experts. I am so impressed with the folks in charge -- extremely professional and knowledgeable!" Mildred Wood

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