The UNC Board of Governors established the CNNC in 2001 as a resource to the state university system in immigrant outreach, research, and training. It was built upon the AmeriCorps Cross Cultural Education Service Systems established in 1994.

Mission of the CNNC

The Center for New North Carolinians is committed to advancing the capacity of immigrants and refugees and will continue to build bridges between immigrant populations and existing communities throughout the state by providing:

Community-based outreach and advocacy

Educational programming

Research and evaluation

Immigrant and refugee leadership development

Educational opportunities for faculty and student