It Takes a Village…

Posted on February 05, 2019

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; and community support to provide training and workshops.”

This new center grew out of a “Task Force on Outreach to New North Carolinians” created by UNCG Chancellor Patricia Sullivan in September of 1997 in response to the major influx of immigrants who were settling in North Carolina.

The Center began with its first director as Dr. Raleigh Bailey, Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Social Work, and subsumed pre-existing programs of the ACCESS Program (Accessing Cross-Cultural Education Service Systems) that were already housed in the Department of Social Work under his direction.

The Center is designed to enhance the UNCG historic commitment to special populations. Faculty and students from all parts of UNCG and other universities in the North Carolina state higher education system are welcome to participate in its projects.

The current director of the Center is Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz.

Read about Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz.

Read more about the history of the CNNC.

Read more about the history of the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project.

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