GREENSBORO, NC, 05/02/2016- The Community Theatre of Greensboro, affectionately known as CTG, has received a $5,000 grant from the Dow Corning Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to provide funding to the “OnStage and Inclusive” outreach program. “OnStage and Inclusive” is an inclusive 2-week multi-age summer program. It engages participants of varying abilities and ages to work on self-expression, advocacy and communication skills through expressive theatre arts.
In the summer of 2013, 24 individuals of varying abilities, various ages, and diverse backgrounds participated in a 2-week inaugural program learning to advocate for community access and inclusion using expressive skills acquired through theatre. ‘OnStage and Inclusive’ included myriad individuals ranging in age from 7 to 50, male and female, African American, Hispanic, professionals with graduate degrees, and individuals with intellectual, physical, and other developmental disabilities. During the course of the 30-hour program, the participants became aware of each other’s strengths and talents, and the value of interdependence.
Today the program has grown with the support and sponsorship of various community organizations and serves the purpose of empowering program participants and the larger community to promote inclusiveness in all aspects of life.
About the Community Theatre of Greensboro:
Founded in 1949, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest Arts organization in Guilford County. What sets CTG apart? Our focus on reaching out to our entire community and concentrating on our mission: Bringing our diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre. Our goal is to help everyone in our community share in the excitement of participating in theatre—as actors, backstage crew, or audience members. We cherish diversity and non-traditional casting is a priority for us.
About Down Corning Foundation:
Established in 1981, the Dow Corning Foundation is an endowed fund supported by contributions from Dow Corning Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor Group. The Dow Corning Foundation is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) private foundation. In awarding grants, the Dow Corning Foundation considers initiatives that benefit communities where Dow Corning employees work and live. The Dow Corning Foundation Fund considers requests in the following areas: Community Vitality, STEM Education, and Sustainability.
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