Pivot was the featured nonprofit in the March 2022 issue of Winston-Salem Monthly magazine! The article delves into what Pivot does, notes how we impact lives across our community, and raises awareness of Pivot. YOU can help spread the news, too! Check out the article HERE, and then share the link and your comments about Pivot within your sphere of influence via text, email, or social media.
PLUS: Consider donating – and asking others to donate – to reach our $15,000 spring goal, since YOU make #PivotPossible. Click HERE to donate.
RESOURCES: Graphics are available for your social media posts HERE.
Graduates of Pivot’s Fourth Class with their Mentors
On Saturday, December 11th, Pivot held a graduation ceremony for its fourth class of participants (Click here to watch on YouTube.) We are praising God for:
- Three women who persevered through personal challenges and remained dedicated to completing the semester with Pivot!
- Amazing instructors who taught and equipped the participants to make positive, life-transforming choices!
- Scores of volunteers who spent hundreds of hours the last four months – everything from mentoring, to fundraising, to providing lunch, and so much more – is done by these faithful folks!
- Community partners who help identify potential participants and connect them with resources to allow them to take steps in the right direction!
- Financial and prayer supporters who keep this ministry going!
We’re so grateful for all these things and our God who makes then possible.
Pictured is volunteer instructor Debbie Loftis.
For its fourth semester since inception, Pivot classes resumed in person in August with four passionate and motivated women and COVID protocols in place. Ranging in ages from 19 to 72, each of the participants is eagerly seeking new direction and next steps for her life. They are bonding to form community, laughing, crying, growing, and sharing with each other their challenges, celebrations, and progress, while already serving as accountability partners for each other. Incredible volunteer instructors are pouring into participants life-changing tools, knowledge, and growth opportunities. Mentors and participants are now matched and are beginning to develop trusting relationships. Pray for 100% graduation rate, so that all four women overcome barriers and follow through. Pray for participants, instructors, mentors, meal providers, and staff that this semester will be successful and life-changing so that each will flourish to be all God created them to be in relationships with themselves, with God, with others, and with their respective resources. Also pray for protection from COVID and other illness so that the classes will continue safely in person.
Carol accepts laptop from Solve, Inc.
Because Pivot supporters ‘Liked’ and ‘Shared’ during a recent contest hosted on Facebook — WE WON! We had 10 times the number of likes and shares as the runner up.
Pivot was one of seven local nonprofits in the running for a free laptop from Solve, Inc., a Triad-based Information Technology company. Wendy Dixon of Solve presented the brand new laptop to Carol Polk on Friday, July 9th at noon. (View video here.)
Now we’ll have a dedicated computer in the Pivot classroom for instructors to use for their presentations! Thanks to Solve and our supporters for making this possible!
PIvot Ministry’s Annual Meeting was held, via Zoom, on May 26th. A recording of this meeting is available using the link below:
Annual Meeting Recording
Access Passcode: N2J%Jyj? (Hint: copy before clicking the above link)
Note: Skip forward to 1:30 into the recording to avoid the wait-time at the beginning as the meeting starts…
Thanks to Pilot Mountain Baptist Association (PMBA) for letting us provide this link to their video recording of Carol Polk’s presentation on April 29th, 2020. Based on lessons learned through Pivot, Carol shares how we, as the body of Christ and during unprecedented unemployment, can mobilize others and minister to folks in life-changing ways.
The plan for Pivot Ministry at its inception was to become a separate nonprofit organization, and the process has begun. Even before finalizing bylaws, creating articles of incorporation, or filing with the IRS and the state of North Carolina, Pivot’s first step in the separate nonprofit process was to form an official Board of Directors to replace its Preliminary Advisory Council. June 18, 2019, marked the first meeting of the new board, which is made up of Forsyth County men and women who have a wealth of experience and a wide diversity of background and skills. Members of the inaugural board include Darryl Sawyer, Harold Holmes, Heather Witt, Holly Brower, Jill Lackey, Kenneth Pettigrew, Mike Nuckolls, Sherry Ramsey, and Tracey Martin. Click here to read more about the board.
The Winston-Salem Chronicle recently featured an article about Pivot’s first graduating class . You can view it here.