GREENSBORO, NC, 05/02/2016- The Community Theatre of Greensboro, affectionately known as CTG, has received a $15,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support the theatre education and outreach programs of the organization. CTG provides a number of theatre programs for various populations of the community, such as the “Teens Downtown” program, “OnStage and Inclusive”, and “Stages for Learning” with Guilford County Schools. The Teens downtown program is a positive-alternative initiative that makes available social, creative, and educational opportunities for teens in Downtown Greensboro. The “OnStage and Inclusive” program 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.

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.


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 Lincoln Financial Foundation:

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

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Mitchel Sommers

Executive Director

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