Gateway Gardens, an 11-acre public garden, is a $5 million project coupled with Gateway University Research Park, providing future economic development potential in southeast Greensboro. Cemala is one of many funders in this Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. & City of Greensboro partnership.
Cemala's support for land conservancy projects has included outreach development, technical materials for landowners, statewide awareness campaign, land protection revolving fund, land acquisition, and land conservation.
The 80-seat UpStage Cabaret resides four stories above Elm Street and is back for another season of entertainment on the edge. With more than 100 performances of plays, storytelling, poetry, concerts and film are three Triad Stage productions. Cemala, a long-time Triad Stage contributor, assisted with the 2010 Cabaret relaunch.
Preparing children to be ready to succeed saves education dollars, social service dollars, and criminal justice dollars. Since 2005, Cemala has supported the National Smart Start Conference, which provides training and showcases best practices for early education professionals so they can serve children better in their communities.
HandyCapable Computer Refurbishing Center trains adults with disabilities to refurbish donated computers. Since 2007, Cemala has funded the distribution of refurbished computers through HandyCapable and the School System to hundreds of families who do not have computers in their homes.
The Cemala Foundation will not accept grant applications in 2013. It will use this year to reassess its grant making and grant application process.