Educating, connecting and energizing leadersto serve and improve the community.


The one thing that was compelling to me about the program was the police ride around the city. The whole program is about introducing leaders to other parts of the community, parts like the poorer areas that they don’t often get to see. But for me, the ride was a reminder of how I grew up – very poor outside of Washington, D.C. Leadership Winston-Salem taught me that you have got to adopt the community; you have got to do your part and really own it.” 

Don deBethizy, Former President & CEO, Targacept, Inc., Class of 1998

Hear what Don has to say about Leadership Winston-Salem.


Learn more about our community than you ever imagined, including how you can make a difference by attending our nine month program...more

Program participants & alumni create a network of servant leaders & lifelong relationships that benefit our community...more  

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As we get ready for the 2014-15 Program year, let's look back on these videos from Celebration 2014:



Join us on 
Tuesday, October 14 at 11am
for the Ribbon Cutting of the Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts building.


Come out to tour the WSCEA building housing local non-profits (including LWS!), and stay for refreshments and mingling. Mayor Allen Joines and Kelly King will perform the ceremony.

Address: 624 W. Sixth St, downtown Winston-Salem

 LWS has a new home!

Our new office is located at
624 W. Sixth St, Suite 110. We're excited to be in this space, operated by the Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts, with Authoring Action!, Dress for Success and Winston-Salem Street School. Feel free to stop by, say hi and check out our new home!