Family-friendly workplaces strengthen our state

Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.

Business Smart.

Family-friendly workplaces have a strong competitive advantage.

Family Friendly.

The benefits of family-friendly workplaces are numerous and long-lasting.

Future Ready.

To prepare our future workforce for success, we have to start in early childhood.

Families Have Changed.

But workplaces haven’t.

75% of moms
50% of dads

Seventy-five percent of US mothers and fifty percent of US fathers say they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs, or quit to care for their children.Footnote # 1

According to the Federal Reserve in San Francisco, there would be 5 million more workers in the US workforce if parents had access to more family-friendly benefits.

40% of parents nationwide say they’ve left a job because it lacked flexibility.

North Carolina employers engaged

Family Forward in Action

Greensboro Aims to Lead North Carolina – and maybe even the nation – in Family-Friendly Workplaces

February 28, 2024

by Cecelia Thompson What makes a city a great place to live, work, and raise a family? That’s a core question that Action Greensboro has been pursuing since its inception…

Future Ready Greensboro

February 23, 2024

Action Greensboro, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Family Forward NC announced a new partnership to make Greensboro the first Family Forward NC Certified…

2022/2023 Biennial Report: Supportive Workplaces, Stronger Families

February 12, 2024

The new Family Forward NC Biennial Report– Supportive Workplaces, Stronger Families: Thousands of North Carolinians Now Work for Family Forward NC Certified Employers –  highlights the expansion of our reach,…

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  1. Craighill, Peyton and Danielle Paquette. “The surprising number of parents scaling back at work to care for kids.” The Washington Post. August 6, 2015. Return to footnote #1 referrer