Greensboro Refugee Employment Advancement Team


The Greensboro Refugee Employment Advancement Team – GREAT – is a collaborative effort of local refugee-serving agencies. Church World Service Greensboro (CWS), New Arrivals Institute (NAI), Montagnard Dega Association (MDA), and CNNC work together to support low-income refugees and immigrants in finding and retaining stable, family-sustaining employment.


GREAT aims to guide and support unemployed and underemployed individuals in our community along a path to family-sustaining employment.
GREAT utilizes a multi-pronged approach:

  1. Program participants receive one-on-one, culturally relevant assistance in developing an Employment Accessibility Plan.
  2. Based on the employment plan, participants are enrolled in one of three tracks offered: job preparation, career advancement, and vocational training.
  3. All tracks include: optional computer literacy classes, vocational case management services, and overseas degree evaluation and translation.

By providing specialized support and empowering program participants, GREAT clients are able to find and retain stable, family-sustaining employment.

Read about the impact AmeriCorps Member, Ghaisha Yahaya-Mohamed has had on GREAT program participants.

Eligibility Criteria

Low-income immigrant and refugee adults (16+) living in the greater Greensboro area.


To make a referral, please complete this form and email it to Natacha Nikokeza at, Community Centers Program Coordinator.


For more information, contact Natacha Nikokeza at

Sponsoring Source

United Way of Greater Greensboro