In July 2012, Goodwill Industries of Northwest
North Carolina, Inc. and The Crosby Scholars
Community Partnership announced the
formation of a strategic alliance that established
Crosby Scholars as an independent affiliate of
Goodwill. A lack of education is increasingly
becoming the primary barrier to employment,
and the alliance between these two non-profits
makes sense, because Crosby Scholars’ mission
is to remove barriers to college, and Goodwill’s
mission is to remove barriers to employment.
Goodwill has pledged substantial support to
the “Your Investment. Our Promise.” Capital
Campaign, which will help Crosby Scholars reach
and sustain its goal to grow to 10,000 students
by 2015. Crosby Scholars continues to generate
financial support through its annual fund,
grant writing and fundraising events, including
the annual Crosby Scholars Invitational golf
In addition to providing funding for Crosby
Scholars in Forsyth County, the affiliation offers
a unique opportunity for Goodwill to replicate
and expand the Crosby Scholars model within
Goodwill’s 31-county northwest North Carolina
The Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community
Partnership was launched in January 2013 for
students in grades 6 -10, and 1,734 students
A third Crosby Scholars Program in Iredell
County (Statesville and Mooresville) launched in the fall of 2015.
Both Rowan and Iredell are stand-alone 501(c) 3

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