About synerG

Who We Are

synerG is more than just an organization for Greensboro’s young professionals.

We’re a real, live network dedicated to growing and cultivating Greensboro’s under-40 community. We’re as diverse as we are passionate about the city we call home and we wholeheartedly believe that by creating opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders to grow today, we’re helping shape the future of our city for the better.

Here at synerG, we have a mission: to attract, engage, and connect young professionals to Greensboro. We believe in giving tomorrow’s leaders the real-world experience and face-to-face connections they need to grow and succeed today.

synerG is, in a nutshell, an organization created to address the unique quality of life needs and issues affecting Greensboro’s young professional community. synerG, under the umbrella of Action Greensboro, is an active organization of young adults who lead initiatives with the mission to attract, engage and connect young professionals to Greensboro, North Carolina. Through our projects, synerG promotes social and professional networking, leadership opportunities and serves as a clearinghouse for information for young adults in the 21-39 year-old age demographic. synerG values the creation of opportunities and atmospheres that promote connectedness, diversity/inclusiveness and accessibility.

Share Your Voice with synerG

Take action with us!

As an organization for young professionals led by young professionals, synerG is committed to developing and maintaining a professional environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. We stand against racism, bias, and bigotry, and we commit to being engaged in the conversations and change happening in our community.

Our first step towards creating a more inclusive community was to look inward, evaluate our own shortcomings, and determine how we can commit to listening, understanding and taking action as a leadership team, and subsequently, as a greater Greensboro community.

We are listening and invite you to share your ideas, concerns and suggestions on pledge to move forward.

A Little History

Way, way back in 2001, Action Greensboro, a non-profit organization working to enhance the quality of life in our fair city, commissioned a report on the state of Greensboro’s economic growth. One of the key findings from this report, AKA the McKinsey Report, revealed that over the course of the past decade, our city’s population had experienced a decline in the number of 18- to 34-year-olds. Meanwhile, to our east and to our west, Raleigh and Charlotte, whose numbers in that same demographic were on the up and up, were bucking the national trend toward an aging population and attracting young folks from beyond their county lines.

Action Greensboro took this as a challenge and in response, created synerG – an offshoot organization focused specifically on answering the social, professional, and civic needs of Greensboro’s 20- to 30-somethings.

Since our founding in 2001, synerG has evolved from project-focused initiatives like installing WIFI on South Elm Street and in Center City Park to program-based initiatives with the goal of advancing leadership opportunities, voice, and quality of life for all of Greensboro’s young professionals.

Meet Our Council & Staff

Ainsley Johnston Heffinger

Director of Events - Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Council Member

Alexis Williams

Director of Events & Marketing - Piedmont Triad Apartment Assoc.

Council Member

Asia Diggs

3rd Grade Teacher - Guilford County Schools

Council Member

Candace Martin

Operations and Communications Manager - Action Greensboro

Council Member