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Day One

Day One I was greeted at the door by a Thriving at Three intern. As we walked down the hallway I could hear kids playing and others chatting about what the weekend will bring. The energy in the room was so bright that it warmed my heart. Something in the … Continued

Pizza Party

Pizza Party Weekly group meetings at Thriving at Three are always a blast! Mothers and children in the program gather with teachers and interns to fellowship while working on social and developmental skills. Today there were some special guests joining the group! It’s a van full of inspired students from … Continued

CNNC Operating Virtually: Response to Covid-19

CNNC Current Status In response to the rapidly changing 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, CNNC, all of our programs, and our four Community Center sites (Glen Haven, Oakwood Forest, Legacy Crossing & Autumn Trace/Community Enrichment Center) are suspending in-person programs and services as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and providing … Continued

My Time with Thriving at Three

Have you ever walked into a room and there were instant cries and screams? That completely describes my first day at Thriving at Three. My name is Kierra Boone and I have been interning this semester with the CNNC. I will be graduating from Appalachian State University in just a … Continued

Celebrating a CNNC Superstar

A CNNC Superstar is moving on!  Tawanna Maryland has been with the CNNC for four years, the longest time allowable in AmeriCorps, and only then, with special permission. Tawanna spent two years at the Glen Haven Community Center, running the after-school youth tutoring and social enrichment program. Then the subsequent two … Continued

Spending my Summer at the Center for New North Carolinians

When I think of what I learned at the CNNC, Legacy Crossing Community Center, and the various summer camps I’m constantly reminded of what community is. My journey began in June with Mystery Camp, a one-week program with the purpose of introducing different methods of problem-solving and critical thinking skills … Continued

June 20 is World Refugee Day

World War II not only left millions of innocent civilians dead, it also left millions of innocent civilians without a homeland. Following this tragic world war, survivor nations came together to found the United Nations. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the … Continued

Vung Ksor

By Lou Harned, guest writer for CNNC The UNCG Center for New North Carolinians neighborhood community centers provide a springboard to success for refugees. The Glen Haven Community Center, now celebrating its 15th year, is a shining example. So is Vung Ksor. Vung, CNNC’s Refugee Health Coordinator, vows Glen Haven … Continued

The Little Things that Make a Big Difference

Each year, our AmeriCorps Members make a big impact, even on seemingly little things.  Jorge Lopez, a three-term AmeriCorps Member, is one of those individuals. He served at the Oakwood Forest Community Center. A big part of the work AmeriCorps Members like Jorge do is connecting clients with resources. So … Continued