Winston-Salem BIC Pipeline Information Sessions
Winston-Salem BIC PiPELINE
The mechanism that Winston-Salem has created, specifically, to synthesize resources and tangible results is the Winston-Salem BIC Pipeline. The Pipeline is a clearinghouse of information that includes quarterly informational sessions for immigrants/newcomers and a one-stop-shop informational resource guide. The goal is to pro-actively make newcomers aware of local services and community resources, as well as their relevance and importance in their daily lives. Since many newcomers are completely unfamiliar with American systems and how to maneuver within them, the Pipeline will help newcomers to integrate into the local community more seamlessly. As a result, all newcomers, despite language barriers and cultural differences, will have a point-of-reference for how to access services and to have a baseline understanding of how our local community functions. One of the key resources for accessing necessary information will be through the City of Winston-Salem’s BIC website. The website will feature a multilingual online directory of the featured high-impact lifestyle areas. The online directory will also include immigrant information that incorporates mapping and statistical population data. As a result of the Winston-Salem BIC Pipeline, the City of Winston-Salem received a national award from the National League of Cities.