A Life Elevated

This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]


The common cold – annoying, exhausting, but rarely life changing. Not so for James Massey. James Massey spent years working in the restaurant industry, working his way into management. A dedicated employee, he frequently worked 60-80 hour weeks. As he puts it, he “couldn’t ask [his] employees to do something he wasn’t willing to do […]

Poetry in Motion

Clement Mallory’s love of language led him to a new beginning of hope and service with kids at Partnership Village, a housing community with supportive services for men, women and families getting back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. A poet by trade, Mallory learned at a young age the importance of reading and literacy […]

Serving Others

In certain circles in the Greensboro community the name Ms. Thelma can mean only one person – Thelma Stevenson. A volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry for more than twenty years, Ms. Thelma offers love to the hungry in our community through her amazing cooking every Thursday. Says Thelma, “I just put love in it and […]

Happy New Year from Greensboro Urban Ministry

We hope that you enjoyed a happy holiday season and are now making plans to kick off the new year with a bang! But before you begin the festivities, we hope you will join us in our New Year’s resolution to end homelessness in our community. Your year end tax deductible gift to Greensboro Urban […]

Second Chances

When Bruce Johnson first came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, he was scared. “I had nowhere to go and no one to call,” says Bruce. He had moved to North Carolina just a few months before after finding little hope or opportunity in Detroit. The streets of Detroit had been harsh for Bruce. He worked hard in […]

Sustainers Society

The last five years has been an economic hurricane in Guilford County.  Although many have begun to recover from the Great Recession, thousands of others in our area continue to suffer through very hard times and remain on the brink of extreme poverty.  Guilford County’s unemployment rate still hovers slightly below 10%, several points higher […]

Reviving Compassion

This summer, North Carolina’s legislature elected to make dramatic changes to the state’s unemployment benefits.  Effective July 1, maximum weekly payments dropped from $535 to $350 and the maximum number of weeks that state benefits will be paid dropped from 26 to 20.  These changes come at a time when North Carolina’s unemployment rates remains […]

Summer time is here . . .

Summer time is finally here . . . but for many children, being out of school means one less meal per day. Each day a person goes without normal nourishment it causes discomfort and places strain on the normal function of their body.  The body does not work as effectively under the influence of hunger. […]


IRA Charitable Rollover: Another Opportunity to Give “I have always believed in the fine work of Greensboro Urban Ministry, I have seen the ministry grow and become very effective in serving the poor of our city. The IRA charitable rollover was a great way to support Urban Ministry and also get a tax benefit” according […]