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Campus Greensboro is an initiative of Action Greensboro dedicated to preparing college and university students for a professional environment and helping them envision a future living and working in Greensboro, North Carolina. Through our flagship program, the Fellows Program, and other year-round programming and events, our mission is to better prepare our local talent for the workforce, motivate students to explore all that the city has to offer outside of their campus communities, and help students discover career options post-graduation.


Meet the team

Jay Cannon

Jay Cannon is our Student Engagement and Events Manager. Jay has a proven background in student engagement and development, having worked extensively in college and university settings. Jay is an alumna of UNC Greensboro and NC Central University. Jay is dedicated to ensuring that every student who participates in Campus Greensboro has the best experience. If you have questions about the ins and outs of Campus Greensboro programming, Jay is the one to call!

Bramley Crisco

Bramley Crisco, Director of Talent Development for Action Greensboro, has over 13 years of experience in career development including over eight years as a recruiter and over five years in employer relations at a major university. Her work focuses on professional development, innovative business partnerships, experiential learning engagements, and employment opportunities for students and young professionals in Greensboro. Bramley believes Greensboro is an amazing place to live and work and is excited to showcase all that the city has to offer.

Cecelia Thompson

Cecelia Thompson, Executive Director of Action Greensboro, leads a variety of efforts to continue the growth of Greensboro to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. Cecelia has a successful track record in community organizing and project incubation that spans from the creation of programs, urban development projects, political campaigns and business recruitment. A native Floridian and passionate North Carolinian, Cecelia is a product of a transformative internship experience that inspires her passion for workplace learning.

Our History

Our history

After research on student retention and business involvement in our local colleges and universities, Action Greensboro and Opportunity Greensboro came together to launch the Fellows Program in 2016. 

Opportunity Greensboro: A Business and Collegiate Partnership is a consortium of the business and higher education leaders who are working to further the connections between businesses and our colleges and universities. Through this national model of collaboration, Opportunity Greensboro identifies and acts on opportunities to transform Greensboro’s wealth of educational assets into commercial success—creating for Greensboro a competitive advantage for business growth.

Opportunity Greensboro focuses on four areas that leverage academic strengths into success: marketing, common programs, entrepreneurship, and K–12 education. The group’s first projects included establishing the community-wide marketing theme, “Opportunity Thrives Here, So Can You”, the launch of the STEM Early College at NC A&T, a collaborative venture with Guilford County Schools, and the shared downtown “Union Square Campus” scheduled for completion this Fall 2016. 

In 2018 after a successful third year of the Fellows Program, the program expanded into Campus Greensboro. Campus Greensboro now manages the same summer Fellows Program, but has recently launched a spring internship initiative – Spring Forward. Campus Greensboro also hosts year-round programming and events for students focused on local industry awareness and connecting to businesses in Greensboro.

Our History

About Action Greensboro

Action Greensboro serves as a national model for city-based collaborative philanthropic investment in the U.S. Action Greensboro is comprised of six local charitable foundations that work collaboratively with the Chamber of Commerce, as the city’s primary economic and community development group. We are a catalyst for public-private partnerships and serve as an intersection of government, education, nonprofit sector, entrepreneurial community, arts & culture and young professionals. Through our programs, we align the needs of employers and coordinate existing education and workforce development initiatives to attract, connect and develop the next generation of workforce. We uphold and share a bold vision for advancing the community to meet the demands of the 21st century, while driving the demands of this vision with quick action, determination, high energy and nimbleness. Our staff has diverse skill sets including public policy, strategic communications, nonprofit management, business, transportation, urban planning and higher education.