Gregory M. Thompson is a native Philadelphian hailing from the Wynnefield section of the city. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Lincoln University with a degree in Business Administration. He also has an
Associate Degree in Orthopedic Technology from the Thompson Institute Medical School at Drexel University.
Mr. Thompson has served as an administrator for the School District of Philadelphia as Dean of Students at John Bartram High School, Audenried High School, Shaw Middle School and Director of Students Support Services at Delaware Valley Charter High School.
Currently, Mr. Thompson is the Project Manager for “Same Day Work & Pay” a program, administered by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The purpose of the program is to hire individuals daily to clean identified corridors throughout Philadelphia. In addition, he directs the Community Landcare Project a program to maintain vacant lots in Southwest Philadelphia. He is, in conjunction with the above-mentioned programs, the Lead Trainer for the Same Day Work & Program and the Roots to Re-Entry Bootcamp.
He has managed the Kingdom Care Reentry Network (KCRN), which provides a wide range of resources for our youth and adult males. He is the Project Manager for Successful Preparation for Reintegration, which operates in the Philadelphia prison System twice a week with those who are incarcerated. He is the Project manager for the “Brother to Brother” Program that serves juveniles who are awaiting trial for violent crimes/murder. Mr. Thompson serves as the Director of Philadelphia Peaceful Surrender where individuals who have warrants and high-profile cases can surrender themselves peacefully.
Mr. Thompson, in 1996 created “Don’t Fall Down in the Hood” which is currently active. Thompson continues to work with juveniles
who have been sentenced for over 45 years to life. He has a wealth of experience working with over a thousand at risk students who are more than likely to be incarcerated or killed.
Mr. Thompson affiliations include Concerned Black Men, One Hundred Black Men, Philadelphia Crime Commission, Youth Homicide Committee, Boy Scout Master, and a host of professional affiliations. He is author and director of the play “Journey to Freedom”. He is an actor with the Evelyn Graves Production
Company. He is the creator of the Glenda Ann Christopher Memorial Park in Southwest Philadelphia.
One of Greg’s favorite Shakespearean sayings is: “Every man’s death diminishes me because I am apart of mankind.” His favorite biblical passage is Isaiah 6:8, “Here I am, Lord, send me!”