The united Way
With a poverty rate 31% above the national average, United Way’s board of directors made a bold decision to focus the organization’s work on breaking the cycle of poverty in our community. Now, United Way is leading the community in the critical mission of ending poverty in greater Greensboro. Over the past few years, we’ve shifted to an open funding process that allows new and existing community partners to join our efforts every two years.
The CHILDREN’S Home Society
At Children’s Home Society, they provide families with the support and resources they need to be a forever family, with services ranging from adoption and foster care to parent education and teen pregnancy prevention to post adoption support for families. CHS believes in the power of family to transform lives and communities.
NC Special Olympics
Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 19 different sports. These programs are organized by approximately 100 sub-accredited local programs throughout the state, and the involvement of more than 30,000 volunteers makes possible nearly 8,000 sport practices and 400 competition events at local, area, state, regional, and national levels each year.
The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all.
The Care Project
The CARE Project, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope to families who have children and/or adults with hearing challenges through counseling experiences aimed at the processing of the emotional stages of grief. CARE also is a tool for teaching professionals and pre-professionals about the importance of active listening with their clients/patients and validating their emotional state. CARE is a multidimensional tool that addresses the grief associated with hearing loss for individuals, families, communities, professionals and pre-professionals.
Greensboro Symphony Guild
Since 1964, the Greensboro Symphony Guild has served as advocates and supporters of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra’s music education programs in our community and schools. Each year, we enrich the lives of more than 50,000 pre-school through high school aged children through school concerts and partnership programs. Our organization is made up of approximately 300 dedicated members who represent men and women, young professionals, stay-at-home moms and retirees. Our theme, Always a Symphony, Never a Solo! continues to ring true in 2018-2019 as our Guild members work together on a variety of projects and programs to further our mission of supporting music education. We have fellowship and fun as we accomplish our goals together and we extend a warm welcome to new members to join us in our entertaining and creative activities planned this year. Please browse our website to learn more about the music education programs we support and other Guild-led initiatives and projects.
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, they’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
1-2-1 Mentoring was co-founded by, Carlen and Aimee, two mothers who were both searching for a non-parent adult to introduce into our children’s lives. What we’ve discovered is that all children can benefit from having this type of relationship — not just kids who would typically be considered “at-risk.”
Greensboro HIstory Museum
The Greensboro History Museum Museum shares local culture and the city’s significant role in American history, from the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781, to the 1960 Greensboro Sit-Ins, the unforgettable events of September 11, 2011, and much more. Twelve galleries feature the award-winning “Voices of a City” exhibition, the Murphy Confederate firearms collection, First Lady Dolley Madison collection, and textile manufacturing. Hands-on interactives and audiovisuals.
US Green Building Council
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
National Association of Black Accountants, INC
Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions. In the past two fiscal years (FY2016 and FY2017), NABA awarded over $195,000 and the amount continues to grow annually. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA’s desire to break through the economic barriers students of color often experience, NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 – $5,000. Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Recipients, that were honored at the NABA National Convention..
Community Foundation for Greater Greensboro
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization that inspires giving, maximizes opportunities and strengthens communities for present and future generations. With assets over $200 million and 650 charitable funds under management, we promote philanthropy by addressing emerging community issues, managing permanent endowments, and working with individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations in achieving their charitable objectives. The Foundation serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the community serving more than 1,000 member businesses through programming designed to help them succeed and grow. A partner in the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, the Chamber also serves as Greensboro’s primary economic development organization, with special emphasis placed on community and entrepreneurial advancement through Action Greensboro and Launch Greensboro.
The Greensboro Montessori School
At The Greensboro Montessori School, children and their families share in a stimulating and nurturing educational experience, built upon the core values of respect, independence, and responsibility. Teachers tailor the classroom experience to each child’s developmental needs, allowing the child to pace herself and simultaneously discover the joy of learning as its own reward. Guided by the vision and wisdom of Dr. Maria Montessori, a pioneer in early child development, and supported by a committed community, the Greensboro Montessori School has developed a rich history of nurturing creative, eager learners. Today the school serves nearly 300 children in a comprehensive program for toddlers through middle school.
YWCA The Academy of Sheroes
For over 114 years the YWCA Greensboro has been committed to providing a safe haven for women and families through programming and community partnerships. We have an onsite Emergency Family Shelter and programming including our Passion to Purse women’s entrepreneurship classes, Teen Parent Mentor Program, Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies and ample volunteer opportunities.
Leadership Greensboro provides our city with an ongoing source of diverse leaders who are committed to serve as catalysts and sustainers of positive change for the quality of life in the Greater Greensboro area. Our vision is to create a Greensboro/Guilford County community full of leaders committed to inclusivity, collaboration, and the common good.
EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL
O.Henry Hotel is delighted to be an Official Hotel of the wonderful Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. Each summer, for five glorious weeks, the our area is transformed for music enthusiasts of all ages whose tastes range from classical to jazz to bluegrass to rock and everything in between. Concerts and events happen daily.
The internationally recognized Eastern Music Festival will produce over 100 events – everything from Grammy-winning classical soloists with symphony orchestra (three resident orchestras to choose from) – to two chamber series, and including the EMF fringe series.
North Carolina Folk Festival
A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented free to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.
GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Hear Masterworks, Chamber and POPS concerts led by Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky and featuring guest conductors and artists from around the world. The Masterworks, Chamber, POPS, Education and Holiday concerts offer something for all music lovers.
17Days arts festival
We are excited to partner with Arts Greensboro for the 17DAYS Festival. In just a few years, 17DAYS Festival has become the largest collaborative arts festival of its kind in North Carolina. More than 50 presenters, arts organizations, venues, colleges, individual artists and museums present 100-plus events taking place in September to October each year at venues across the city. Hosted by ArtsGreensboro, the Festival was created in 2011 to fuel arts participation and draw cultural visitors.
A professional, not-for-profit regional theatre, named “one of the best regional theatres in America” by New York’s Drama League, featuring the best and timeliest of classic, contemporary and new theatrical works. Drama and comedy are presented in a 300-seat live performance theatre in Greensboro’s downtown historic district.
COMMUNITY THEATRE OF GREENSBORO
Celebrating 50 years of presenting Broadway plays and musicals, the Community Theatre offers exciting theatrical seasons filled with smash musicals, hilarious comedies and classic dramas. The classic “The Wizard of Oz” has become a fall tradition.