UNCG is one of many organizations who aggregate data, network resources, and plan for our collective future in the Triad. Our goal is to point you to additional resources provided by colleagues beyond UNCG.
UNCG is a member of the Triad community and supports work that address issues of social and public interest, mobilizes resources to address those issues, and joins together diverse voices and visions to develop a shared sense of future possibilities. By supporting and highlighting initiatives led by community colleagues, we provide one more way for the public to find out about the existing and comprehensive resources that are meant to serve them.
What is Listed Here?
The resources and organizations listed here were selected because they:
- synthesize existing or new data into a comprehensive resource or directory for public use
- act as conveners or facilitators for current and significant public issues facing the Triad community
- articulate a shared vision for the future of the Triad community through strategic plans and evaluation documents
UNCG also acknowledges the Indigenous communities of the local area and the long standing history that has brought us to reside on this land. Learn more about this in the land acknowledgement statement.
Achieve Guilford is a community-based commitment to the educational success of all children in Guilford County that aligns community resources to ensure students are successful at each critical point in their education and prepared for the challenges of postsecondary education and future careers. Achieve Guilford was created through a task force embracing all elements of the community and the schools with a goal of forging a common agenda of success by increasing collaboration among existing programs in the community; identifying the most effective programs and working to expand them; developing new programs that can be initiated in new settings; and, engaging the entire community in a focus on student success at all levels.
UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative started in 2012 designed to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development and posting of guides, subsequent webinars, and assessments of their utility. CAGAT serves as a resource for novice as well as experienced investigators and their project directors to improve communication and knowledge of university and federal policies and fiscal responsibilities during a grant-funded research timeline, including the application process and management of funded grants. This organization provides a Community Partner’s Guide that serves as a resource for any community member working with academic researchers, including those in leadership roles at community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health-related organizations (e.g. health care practices, health departments, health-related non-profits, hospitals, practice-based research networks, etc.) and other organizations who are interested in community-engaged research. This guide provides tips on the pre- and post-award grants management process to help improve skills in completing key procedures for submitting and managing grants.
The Greensboro Partnership was formed in 2005 from the merger of Greensboro Economic Development Alliance, Action Greensboro, and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Partnership is to serve as the principal economic and community development organization in Greensboro and to strategically develop a vibrant community that creates, expands and attracts business while advancing the quality of life for all. The Partnership helps to develop high-growth entrepreneurial business, enhances community development and build community spirit, targets industry clusters, capitalizes on colleges and universities, ensures development-ready sites, and enhances government relations at all levels of government.
The Guilford Education Alliance is a county-wide nonprofit organization whose focus is on the Guilford County Public Schools but also addresses early childhood education and workforce preparedness. The Alliance provides the infrastructure to engage the community, families and schools in supporting education for our future; provides accurate and meaningful information and data; convenes individuals and groups to address educational concerns; promotes and supports existing efforts in the Guilford County Schools and development of complementary initiatives in the future; maintains a continuing presence in the community to promote education; and advocates for high quality education.
The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium is a collaborative of nonprofit organizations in Guilford County, North Carolina, that fosters mutual assistance and support within the nonprofit community to create a more efficient and effective nonprofit sector. Members turn to the Consortium (and to each other) for educational programs, leadership training, technical support, volunteers, and networking.
Partners Ending Homelessness leads a strong, collaborative network that includes over 80 community partners working together to effectively address individual and family homelessness through the system of care in our community. PEH connects partners and the local community to resources needed to end homelessness in Guilford County; supports an effective service system by functioning as the hub for data collection and use, performance improvement, and training; and restores lives in by securing and administering funding and leading initiatives for emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness in Guilford County.
The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium is a collaboration of fifteen K-12 public school districts and seventeen higher education institutions, in central North Carolina. Consortium members have created a climate in which the strengths of each agency have joined together to become the power of one committed educational community. A full series of professional development services are available through PTEC.
Have you ever wondered how to find help or a community service for yourself or someone in need? There are about 30,000 nonprofits in North Carolina. Finding the one you need can be difficult. The first step in finding help is knowing who to call. 9-1-1 is for emergencies, 4-1-1 is for directory assistance and 2-1-1 is for finding community health and human service resources. Call 2-1-1 any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services in your community. This service is free and multilingual. From a cell phone dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162!
The Violence Prevention Network (VPN) of Guilford County is a network created to allow groups and individuals to share information, forge collaborative partnerships for seamless service provision, develop jointly fundable projects addressing community needs and pooling resources, overcome barriers to collaboration and information exchange among network members, and foster university-community partnerships to address violence against women. The network is hosted by UNCG’s Center for Health and Wellness, and is advised by a Community Advisory Committee.
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. The Center’s “Volunteer Connect” is an online tool that you can use to search and apply for local volunteer positions. You can search volunteer positions by your skills and interests. There are volunteer opportunities for adults, teens, and groups. There is also a listing for people who need to perform court appointed, community service hours. In short, Volunteer Connect is your one stop shop for volunteer opportunities in our community.