UNC Greensboro

Life of Service

Jorge has always been drawn to service. He has always valued giving back to his community. So when looking at attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro he happened upon the webpage for the Center for New North Carolinians. He saw that they had an AmeriCorps program, a network of … Continued

Congolese Refugees

DO YOU KNOW… That Congolese refugees are the largest refugee population coming to the US and to North Carolina at this time? They have been a key refugee resettlement population here and are expected to continue in this role for the next few years. North Carolina was the 9th largest … Continued

Hmong Students and UNCG

The Center for New North Carolinians had a special visitor in March, La Khang Yang, the first AmeriCorps ACCESS Administrative Assistant. La helped to launch the ACCESS Project in the mid 1990’s, working part-time while she also worked on a social work degree. She was also the first Hmong student … Continued

The Oakwood Shop

The Oakwood Shop is the newest project at the Oakwood Forest Community Center. Over the past few months, the center has been fortunate enough to have received generous donations of bikes, board games, a variety of toys, basketballs, stuffed animals and so on. This prompted the volunteers to come up … Continued

Make an Impact

AmeriCorps members are a vital part of the CNNC’s Thriving at Three program. Thriving at Three’s purpose is to assure that Latino immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to age three. Thriving at Three program director, Krycya Flores says, “Without AmeriCorps members TAT would … Continued

Looking for…Books for Tots!

The Thriving at Three program is requesting your help! We need books, books, books, and more books for new readers from birth to kindergarten ages.  Both new and gently used books are welcome! These books will be distributed to our program’s forty children on a weekly basis. Each child will be … Continued

Stitching Together Hope

“I’ve been sewing since I was a child— I would go to the bus stop wearing a dress I had made from a curtain. Sewing is something I’ve always done.” Tawanna Williams Maryland sits in front of a sewing machine as she speaks, guiding a thread through a tiny needle. … Continued

It Takes a Village…

On April 12, 2001, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina established the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians to “provide research, training, and evaluation for the state of North Carolina in addressing immigrant issues; collaboration with government and social organizations to enhance responsiveness to immigrant needs; … Continued

Warm and Cozy this Winter Season

“I am new to this country and was so worried about my daughters not having anything to put on their babies’ backs in this cold season. Then you showed up with a huge bag full of warm pajamas and took my worries away. I will forever be grateful!” Momma Natasha, … Continued