Deaf Awareness Day 2019

For the 5th Annual Deaf Awareness Day, we celebrated the day with some new and old traditions! Thank you to over 200 community members who braved the rain and cooler temperatures to watch Guilford County Deaf Education students sign the National Anthem, to see the first pitch by Dr. Sharon Contreras, meet the signing Frog Princess, to chat with friends, to spend Babe’s Bucks, and to enjoy live fireworks!

The CSDHH team values the collaboration of our community partners: Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Greensboro Regional Center and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Davidson County for their planning efforts to make this event accessible and community centered. Additionally, we appreciate all of the UNC Greensboro students who volunteered their time to help ensure that all attendees had a safe and fun experience!

CSDHH would also like to recognize Reserving Royalty, located in High Point, and Sorenson Communications for making meaningful donations towards Deaf Awareness Day! Thank you for your support towards this annual community event!

See you next year!

NC Folk Festival

2018 was a fantastic kick of the North Carolina Folk Festival! In partnership with the City of Greensboro, CSDHH provided American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services to 13 total performances over the 3 day festival. We value communication and equal access for all NC Folk Festival attendees! Be seeing you next September!

CSDHH is grateful to Latoya Jordan for dedicating her personal time and energy towards this same goal of equal access! We appreciate you serving as the liaison between event planners and CSDHH to make this event a positive experience for all! Thank you for volunteering your talents and for coordinating this event as an experiential learning opportunity for ten interpreter preparation students! Cheers!

Thank you to all UNC Greensboro interpreter preparation students, CSDHH staff, and professional interpreters for your collaboration as well! We could not have made it possible without you and your dedication to the community!

2018 The Human Race

Thank you for a record breaking year! Together we raised $2,250.00 to fund community access services for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened at local, public events. We had over 33 walkers and runners represent team CSDHH on April 14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered with our team to provide guidance, communication access, take photos, and be the cheerleaders at the finish line! We could not make this fundraising goal possible without the love and dedication from our community!

2018 CSDHH The Human Race Decals were designed and made by Cynthia Poupard!

2018 CSDHH The Human Race Decals were designed and made by Cynthia Poupard!

We passed out 80 decals to all CSDHH Human Race participants! Thank you Cynthia Poupard for your beautiful design!

We passed out 80 decals to all CSDHH Human Race participants! Thank you Cynthia Poupard for your beautiful design!

Thank you Poupard Family for not only making the beautiful CSDHH Human Race Decals but for making them at a discounted price for CSDHH! The entire CSDHH team appreciates your self-owned business, your creativity, and your support for the local community!

Helen's Run/Walk 5K

Thank you for making the 2nd Annual Helen's Run a huge success! 

Deaf Awareness Day at the Park! 2017

Deaf Awareness Day is quickly becoming one of best traditions of the year filled with great food, great games, and great company! See you at Deaf Awareness Day 2018!

Thank you to all the Guilford County School students who performed the national anthem, you guys rocked it!

Thank you to all the volunteer students from UNC Greensboro and Piedmont International University for your support efforts!

Thank you to all community partners including staff members at DSDHH and SDHHDC for all of your help planning this event. We appreciate Craig Blevins', President of the North Carolina Chapter of the Association of the Deaf, for his collaboration. We would also like to recognize and thank Sorenson Communications for sponsoring $1,000 towards this event!

Friends & Families with Guests: Greensboro Fire Department

The Greensboro Fire Department welcomed a few extra helping hands at CSDHH's Friends & Families Night! It's not everyday that we get to interact with firefighters and to talk about fire safety with a Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and/or Deaf Blind family focus. 

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Fire Department team for their time and for their fire safety presentation! 

Wine & Design

Thank you to all of our community supporters for making Wine & Design a fun way to raise money!  Together, we collected $187.50 to be donated to the Teamwork. Alliance. Guidance., T.A.G. Mentoring Program.  Check out the artists hard at work!

Get Connected 2017

Together with many local businesses and agencies we helped connect over 50 immigrants and refugees in Guilford County to resources, services and representatives committed to enriching the lives of people with hearing loss! Thank you to all the partner agencies, vendors, committees, community volunteers and student interns who made this outreach project a success! 

A special thanks goes to the members of the Regional InterAgency Team, RIT, for their coordination efforts!

Human Race 2017

You are the Key to our enduring programs! Together we had over 20 athletes, walkers and runners, community SSP's, agency partners, and volunteers raise over $400 for Teamwork. Alliance. Guidance. (TAG) Mentoring Program. Thank you to each and every person who helped to make this day a success, we cannot wait to see you again next year!

El Deafo Friends & Families

What a magical night of laughing, drawing and embracing what makes each and every one of us a superhero! We had a packed house of over 40 people who came out to Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro to meet and share with author of El Deafo Cece Bell. CSDHH wants to express a deep appreciate to the team at Scuppernong Books for hosting the night and to Cece Bell for her inspiring and charming story telling!

Deaf Awareness Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers

We had an AMAZING time at the game! We had almost 150 people in our section, all of whom came out to show their support for and increase awareness of the local Deaf community! It was the last home game of the season, and was truly a blast!

We started by having NC DSDHH Director Jan Withers throw the first pitch of the game...


Singing the National Anthem was Caldwell Academy, and we had our own group of students there as well!

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students from Johnson Street Global Studies and Kiser Middle School were there signing the National Anthem in beautiful ASL!


During the game, there were lots of various activities and games featuring many people from our group!

This video is of Brad Hardin helping toss out some Grasshoppers T-Shirts at the Deaf Awareness Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers!

One of our group helps bring in the second base at the Deaf Awareness Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers!

One of our group played a bug trivia game at the Deaf Awareness Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers!

This video is of Frank Griffin correctly guessing the number of attendees in the Lucky for Life quiz at the Deaf Awareness Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers!


All in all it was a great night! We hope next year is even bigger and better, and hope to see returning faces as well as new friends!

Winkshop - Making the English Tangible in ASL

This workshop was a huge success! We sold out weeks before the date, and the room was completely filled with interpreters, educators, and advocates looking to learn about ASL Depiction and how to tell less and show more! Wink was a masterful presenter, and we loved learning more about ASL Linguistic features and how to incorporate them into our signing.

We have some pictures below that show how engaging the workshop was, and please let us know if you'd like to see more workshops like this in the future!

Human Race 2016

The Human Race event this year was a huge success! We had 21 people join our team (and even more show up the day of to support us!), and raised over $1,000 to help support our T.A.G. Program. We want to thank all of the people who made this such a huge success, either by joining our team, by donating money, or by spreading the word!

Check out the pictures of this awesome event, and we hope we'll see you next year!