Ideas, projects and efforts to build community are integral to Greensboro’s development. The following transformational opportunities are meeting important needs in our community. Their purposes range from the enjoyment of nature and exercise, to the learning and enrichment of young people and students, and to the growing entertainment and performing arts scene in Greensboro.

Carolina Theatre

The Carolina Theatre is downtown Greensboro’s original performing arts center. For 15 years, The Cemala Foundation has invested in the future of The Carolina Theatre in order to support its valuable addition to Greensboro’s performing arts environment.

Center City Park

Center City Park, located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, fills the block between North Elm and North Davie Streets and is bordered on the south by West Friendly Avenue and on the north by the Renaissance Tower office building.

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.

Public Art

The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses.  Consequently, Cemala invests in public art to engage, entertain, and inspire residents and visitors alike.

Performing Arts Center

Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts will be a state-of-the-art facility with a seating capacity of approximately 3,000. The venue will be located in downtown Greensboro at the site surrounded by North Elm and East Lindsay Streets and Abe Brenner Place.

Salvation Army – Child Care Center

Cemala has provided a $1M grant over the course of seven years to support the construction of a 5-star child care center housed at the new Royce and Jane Reynolds Center Salvation Army Corps and Boys & Girls Club on Freeman Mill Road in Greensboro. This center opened in September 2016.

Union Square

The Union Square Campus is a $34 million project between Cone Health, GTCC, NC A&T State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The 7-acre campus will provide a transformational, next-level space for students at these institutions.

Greensboro Children’s Museum

Because it is a meaningful resource for children and families and adds to the character of Greensboro’s downtown, The Cemala Foundation is contributing $800,000 to the “Reaching Greater Heights” capital campaign and the creation of the Outdoor Play Plaza.

Union Square

The Union Square Campus is a 7-acre project among Cone Health, GTCC, NC A&T State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Cemala has provided a combined $1.5M grant towards the construction of Gateway University Research Park’s Union Square Campus.