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Cecilia Thompson, “Family Forward North Carolina” (June 5)

June 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Cecilia Thompson, Executive Director, Action Greensboro

Family Forward North Carolina

Cecelia Thompson is the Executive Director of Action Greensboro, which along with the Chamber of Commerce, serves as the city’s primary economic and community development agency. Formed in 2001, Action Greensboro is a collaborative effort of eight local charitable foundations working to leverage local philanthropic impact. In collaboration with business, higher education, and municipal government, Action Greensboro works to strengthen Greensboro’s economy and ensure the continuation of its excellent quality of life. Cecilia leads a variety of efforts from talent and workforce development, K-20 education, urban livability, advocacy campaigns and city marketing efforts.

Most recently, Cecilia co-chaired the 2020 300-million-dollar and 2022 1.7-billion-dollar school infrastructure bond campaigns that secured the 2 billion in need indicated in the Guilford County Schools Facilities Master Plan. The 2022 school bond was the largest of its kind in North Carolina.

In addition to her role at Action Greensboro, Thompson serves on the boards of the Guilford Education Alliance, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, the Greensboro ABC Commission, and is a gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Humanities Council. Originally from Gainesville, Florida, Cecilia earned a B.A. in Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology from Elon University

To Attend Virtually:  The Zoom link was  provided in the newsletter that was published on the Monday before this date.

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June 5
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum
1921 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
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(336) 373-7400