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

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.

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.


Latest Newsletter: Fun, Difficult, Exciting

Stay up to date on the latest happenings through Pivot’s latest newsletter as you:

  • Delight in Cupcakes and Trellis, the topics of the fall Pivot Plus event.
  • Walk through our tough decision about Semester #6 this fall.
  • Explore more about Leadership Winston-Salem’s project for Pivot.
  • Celebrate early results of our year-end fundraising efforts. Click here to help.
  • Acknowledge those who have honored or remembered others with their gifts.

Check out our Newsletter Archive to learn more about Pivot’s story.

Do you know someone?  Is it you?  We are eager for conversations with potential participants, mentors, and other volunteers.  Spring 2023 semester will be here before we know it. Click here if you’re interested in volunteering or mentoring.  Let us know about a potential participant by making a referral.

Pivot Selected for LWS Action Learning Project

Leadership Winston-Salem (LWS) is proud to announce the selection of Pivot Ministry as one of eight Action Learning Project recipients. The purpose of the Action Learning Project is to assign a group of eight community leaders to focus on a specific need of the organization. The team works together to provide a solution or recommendation for an issue or goal during a nine-month immersive learning experience. LWS is excited to partner with Pivot Ministry to help fulfill its service mission to the Winston-Salem community.

Action Learning Program (ALP) Overview:
Action learning projects bring LWS class participants together in a diverse team setting that fosters collaborative thinking and problem-solving. The Leadership Winston-Salem Action Learning Project program coaches new Flagship class participants through groups focusing on a project deliverable and the leadership learning process through inquiry, reflection, and feedback. ALP teams explore complex problems or potential opportunities for non-profit organizations through a fresh set of eyes and work together over nine months to meet specific goals that elevate how the organization impacts the community.