Community Theatre of Greensboro

The Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest arts organization in Guilford County. What sets CTG apart is its focus on reaching out to the community as a whole and concentrating on its mission, which is to bring our diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre. The Cemala Foundation…

Sparrow’s Nest Black Suit Initiative

The Black Suit Initiative is a new program designed to prevent young African-American males from falling victim to senseless acts of violence, incarceration and cyclical poverty. Started by The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. in 2016, The Black Suit Initiative provides middle and high school males with the opportunity to earn a full black suit on the…

NC IOPL

The North Carolina Institute for Political Leadership (IOPL) is a non-partisan program committed to improving the practice of democracy across our state. The NC IOPL’s comprehensive, non-partisan training programs help to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter the pipeline to be public servants – elected, appointed, or through other community involvement. It helps individuals…

NC A&T Project LLIFE

The Cemala Foundation has provided North Carolina A&T State University with a $500,000 grant in support of Project LLIFE. The purpose of Project LLIFE is to facilitate increased skills and performance in language and literacy for children between the ages of 1-4. Moreover, the project is aimed at recognizing and assisting underrepresented families in southeastern…

Guilford Basics

The 5 Basics “Give your child a great start in life! You just need the basics.” The Cemala Foundation has partnered with Ready for School, Ready for Life to bring the Basics to Guilford County. The Basics are five fun, free, powerful and easy caregiving practices that every family can use to help every child…

Downtown Greenway

The Downtown Greenway, a collaborative project of the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro, is a planned 4 mile walking and biking trail that will encourage economic development, increase the tax base for the city, and will improve quality of life for its citizens. To date, the Greenway has incentivized about $217.5 million of investment…

Greensboro Opera

Greensboro Opera is a community based company dedicated to fostering the growth of opera, and to presenting professional productions of the highest artistic caliber for the enjoyment, education, and enrichment of the Triad region of North Carolina. Since 2010, Cemala has supported “Opera at the Carolina” for all 5th graders in Guilford County. This innovative…