Community & Friends

Get involved with UNCG’s CNNC community centers

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
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A new school year means a new program year for the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Community Centers: Glen Haven, Oakwood Forest, and Ashton Woods. Programs resume this week and are made possible through the efforts of CNNC staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers, interns and partner agencies. Programs include:

  • After-school tutoring and homework help for over 150 immigrant and refugee youth living in Greensboro;
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for 50 adults from countries such as Mexico, Burma, Bhutan, Sudan, Congo, and Eritrea
  • Job training sessions and one-on-one employment services for unemployed and underemployed individuals
  • Health care access with the help of congregational nurses and social work interns, and lots of other programming.

In addition to seeking donations of backpacks, school supplies and cleaning supplies to help the youth and programs get off on right foot, the CNNC is looking for volunteers. Help immigrant and refugee youth be successful this school year by providing after-school homework help and mentoring one afternoon a week. Times are in the afternoon and vary by location. Please contact Aaron Hall at Volunteer.cnnc@gmail.com or learn more at http://cnnc.uncg.edu/community-centers-program/.

Over the last 12 months, about 600 people have volunteered and about half that number were from UNCG.

Two volunteer training opportunities will be Tuesday, September 23, 6-9 pm or Saturday September 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. both in Graham 207. Please email Aaron Hall to register ahead of time so there will an accurate count.

Reposted from Campus Weekly