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Caswell Community Impact Projects Applications Open!

February 10, 2020

Caswell Community Impact Projects Applications Open!

Middle Border Forward is partnering with Caswell Family Medical Center and The Health Collaborative’s Caswell Chapter to provide an opportunity for Caswell County residents to “be the change” where they live and work.

The newly announced Caswell Community Impact Project initiative will provide up to $1,000 in financial and technical support to individuals and small groups who seek to implement small-scale projects to benefit their community.  Applications are available online HERE and open until March 15.  Up to ten projects will be selected for funding.

“Caswell Family Medical Center is excited to be a part of this initiative,” says CEO William Crumpton, “We firmly believe in the power that partnership can produce and look forward to engaging the community at large in ways that will bolster Caswell County’s momentum in improving the quality of life and health for those that live, work and visit here.”

Middle Border Forward has offered similar support for small-scale projects through its Community 500 program since 2017 and sees this as an opportunity to allow Caswell County residents to dream even bigger.

“We cannot wait to see what the passionate citizens of Caswell County can do to ‘be the change’ in their communities with $1,000,” says Jennifer Gregory, executive director, “Based on the projects we’ve seen in the past, I know this is going to be great!”

To qualify, applicants must live and/or work in Caswell County and project ideas must fit into one of four key focus areas:  healthy eating, active living, healthy spaces & leadership/capacity building.

Funds for the Caswell Community Impact Project initiative is provided through a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

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August 1, 2019

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Fellowship Applications Open July 15-August 19

July 16, 2019

Do you want to be a part of making the Dan River Region even better? Over the past 3 years, we have helped leverage over 40 emerging leaders from across OUR region.

Apply for our Fellowship program and let MBF support your leadership development journey! This FREE year long program will provide the tools you need to make a lasting impact in our region and YOUR community!

Each month, you will network with other grassroots leaders, learn about the assets and challenges facing our region, and develop your full leadership potential. This is a hands on program where you will explore the region, create projects and grow into your potential!

Apply here!

Youth Forward

March 15, 2019

Youth Forward

Do you want to:
-Develop your leadership potential?
-Meet local leaders of ALL ages?
-Connect more deeply with your community?

You're in the right place! Formerly Junior Leadership Southside, Youth Forward is a leadership program designed to help YOU maximize your abilities, right where you live!

Youth Forward is facilitated by Middle Border Forward. It meets in Danville, Virginia 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12 and June 17-19, 2019. There is no cost to attend. All participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of program. Lunch will be provided daily.


Applications are due April 22, 2019 by 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact, or call (434) 483-2894.

New Board Member Applications Open!

February 18, 2019

Middle Border Forward (MBF) is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill vacancies on its board of directors. This is an opportunity for civic-minded citizens to help shape the future of the Middle Border region (City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County).

When asked why he chooses to serve on the MBF board, Brandon Atkins says, “It’s easier to criticize than create. I like being a part of an organization that inspires action. Our board encourages open discussion and exploration.  We often hear from newcomers that it’s unlike any other board they’ve been a part of.”

Middle Border Forward is an equal opportunity organization which holds diversity and inclusion as core values.  As such, all applications are welcome and will be considered regardless of education level, age, sex, gender, race, religion, and previous board service experience.  However, applicants must live and/or work within the Middle Border region.

“The ideal candidate for MBF’s board is someone who ‘gets’ our mission,” says Jennifer Gregory, executive director, “Someone with a passion for this region and a commitment to making it a place we’re ALL proud to call home.”

Applications are available here.  To be considered for appointment to the board in June 2019, applications must be submitted by March 18. 

Questions regarding board service or the application process should be directed to Jennifer Gregory at (434) 483-2894.