CFGG 2011-12 Annual Report: Andrew Trump

IMPACT Greensboro is a leadership program based at the Center for Creative Leadership. Founded in 2007 by The Community Foundation and Greensboro Human Relations Commission and UNC-G Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, it helps ordinary citizens from different backgrounds become “change agents” for community issues.

In 2011, The Community Foundation provided nearly $100,000 in support to IMPACT Greensboro, and The Cemala Foundation continued its role as a funding partner. As a result, 45 new change agents graduated from IMPACT, bringing its total to 360.

One of IMPACT’s change agents is Andrew Trump, who coordinates the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Reading Connections, which offers free, individualized adult literacy services to promote life changes for Guilford area residents. Through IMPACT, Andrew was able to work with others who are similarly engaged and create a personal Change Action Plan to guide his work in building a better community.

“It’s important to have community members who help identify important issues and set about creating solutions – not wait on others to create the community we want to live in,” Trump says.