Check out Pivot’s latest newsletter as we celebrate our Volunteers, our Staff, and our recent Accreditation! There’s other interesting news too. Here’s the link.

Before you go, check out these Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Claim a shift in Pivot’s booth at one or both of these events:
  • Bring lunch to a class. Sign up HERE. A few openings remain this semester.
  • You and/or your group can help with the graduation of our eighth class. Contact Michelle or Carol if interested.



Pivot is honored to be this year’s beneficiary of River Oaks Community Church’s 13th annual The ROCC 5K. The family friendly event, including 5K and Kid’s Fun Run, is open to the community and will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the church’s campus on Lewisville-Clemmons Road. Proceeds will benefit our work to empower low-income women in Forsyth County for better life and work opportunities. Spread the word to friends and family, and join us by running or walking in the 5K. Learn more and sign up HERE.

Join A Class

Join Pivot’s Next Class

Life Skills
Job Readiness
Bible Study
1-on-1 Christian Mentor
  16 weeks to Graduate

Limited Offer

Scholarships for up to 10 women

  • ready to make a change
  • with no minor dependents at home
  • committed to attend and participate in weekly sessions
  • interested in building community with others
  • open to a Biblical foundation and a 1-on-1 Christian mentor


Have a Voice

  • Help choose class topics tailored to your strengths and interests
  • Make a difference for yourself, your classmates, and future participants


Click here -or- contact Carol Polk or Michelle Minnich.

​A new semester of in-person classes with up to 10 women is set to begin August 15, 2024.

Inspiring, Exceeding, Running, Socializing, Recognizing

Pivot’s latest newsletter is now available.

Plus check out this opportunity that didn’t make it into the publication…  Pivot’s Semester #8 starts on February 15th.  If you or your group would like to provide lunch for class one day (or more), click HERE to learn more or sign up.

Click HERE (PDF, 496k) to read the newsletter, see lots of pictures and learn about how Pivot is:

  • INSPIRING:  Graduation #7
  • EXCEEDING:  Incredible year-end donation stats (over goal!)
  • RUNNING:  Exciting ROCC Pivot 5k on May 11
  • SOCIALIZING:  Long-awaited Facebook presence  (follow Pivot!)
  • SOCIALIZING:  Hilarious Pivot Winter Games
  • RECOGNIZING:  Extensive 2023 donor list

Pivot Featured on WBFJ

Pivot is showcased as WBFJ’s Ministry of the Month for December 2023.  Verne Hill of WBFJ recently interviewed Pivot’s Executive Director, Carol Polk, and Program and Outreach Coordinator, Michelle Minnich on the station’s Sunday @ 5  program.   Click HERE to listen to the interview and be inspired by the work being done by Pivot’s staff, volunteers and participants.

4 Big Announcements & Important Updates

Click here (PDF, 688 KB) to be inspired and mark your calendar for what’s to come.


  • Big News:
    • 12/16/23 Graduation
    • Graduation Volunteer Opportunities
    • WBFJ Ministry of the Month
    • ROCC Pivot Ministry 5K Run
  • Fall Semester’s Progress
  • Year-End Transformations
  • Volunteers’ Home Run
  • Pivot Plus Fun

News & Pictures: Celebration, Next Steps & Award

Click here (PDF, 540 KB) to experience the joy of exceptional happenings at Pivot, including:


  • Graduation & 5th Anniversary Celebration – with Pictures
  • Donations Far Beyond the Goal
  • Leadership Winston-Salem Partnership Next Steps
  • Polk’s YWCA Empowerment Award

Carol Polk: 2023 Women of Vision Award Recipient

Carol Polk, Executive Director of Pivot, was recently recognized by the YWCA of Winston-Salem as the 2023 Women of Vision Women’s Empowerment Award recipient. Following the announcement WXII News featured Carol on their newscast. Click here to view their video. Join us in congratulating Carol for this well-deserved recognition!


You’ve Waited and Wondered. Now You Can Know.

Click here (PDF, 380 KB) to read the latest newsletter to learn the:


  • Delights of Current Classes and Graduate Gatherings
  • Results of Forsyth Tech’s Research on Pivot’s behalf
  • Staffing Goodbye and Hello
  • Dates to Save: Graduation & Annual Meeting
  • Tribute to & Opportunities for Mentors & Other Volunteers
  • Gifts in Honor or Memory of Important People

Pivot and Ardmore Baptist Featured in Magazine

Pivot and Ardmore Baptist together were featured the January/February edition of Outreach Magazine.  The article (click here  – PDF 96 KB) describes how Ardmore identified an untapped demographic, women without children, and how Pivot is empowering these women for better life and work opportunities.