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
Promoting access and integration for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina.
The CNNC promotes access and integration for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina by bridging newcomer populations with existing communities through direct service provision, research, and training. Specifically, the CNNC conducts:
• Community-based outreach initiatives and programming to help immigrants and refugees build their capacity to navigate complex systems in their new home;
• Research and evaluation studies to educate the general public, track demographic trends, and enhance the quality of service provision; and
• Experiential training and leadership development for all community members through AmeriCorps positions, internships, volunteer experiences, and workshops.