The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) was established to provide research, training, and evaluation for the State of NC in addressing immigrant needs. The CNNC builds bridges among immigrant populations and existing communities throughout the state of NC by providing (1) Outreach and Educational Programming, (2) Research and Evaluation, (3) Information Services, (4) Technical Support, and’ Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Development. The CNNC collaborates with various UNCG Departments to provide services to refugees and immigrants and promotes diversity.

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The Center for New North Carolinians

Community Support Services:
915 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Immigration & Interpretation Services:
923 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Who We Are

The Center for New North Carolinians relies on employees and volunteers from all walks of life to help serve our local immigrant and refugee families. Working with the CNNC is a great way to serve others while building bridges between new and existing communities in the Greensboro area.

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Our History

In April 2001, the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians was established by the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors. It stemmed from a task force initiated by Chancellor Patricia Sullivan in 1997, in response to a significant influx of immigrants settling in the state. The task force, comprising faculty, staff, and community representatives, advocated for improved access to education, healthcare, and job training for these newcomers. Chancellor Sullivan advocated to the UNC Board of Governors and President Molly Broad, resulting in the establishment of the Center to address these needs. Led by Dr. Raleigh Bailey, the Center absorbed existing programs like the ACCESS Program, which focused on providing culturally appropriate services to immigrant communities. Over the years, it expanded its initiatives, welcoming participation from faculty and students across universities in North Carolina.

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