Community & Friends

Volunteer with the Center for New North Carolinians

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement.
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UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians’ after-school tutoring program begins another semester at all three of its community centers. The CNNC works with over 150 local immigrant and refugee youth coming from nations around the globe such as Mexico, Bhutan, Burma, Liberia, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The CNNC’s three community centers provide various opportunities to serve directly in our immigrant’s neighborhoods and communities while aiding in the ongoing education and integration of immigrant and refugee families into the local community. By far the largest and most popular program is its after-school tutoring. Individuals are given the opportunity to build mentoring relationships with newcomer youth and young adults while preparing them for academic success. Volunteers are asked to spend three hours once a week assisting immigrant youth with their homework while working on reading and math skills. They welcome new and returning volunteers.

Other after-school activities include social enrichment programs such as boy’s and girl’s groups and field trips. The centers aren’t just for the kids however. There are also volunteer opportunities to work with adults as well such as ESL, citizenship, and health literacy classes as well as vocational training.  For more information contact volunteer coordinator Aaron Hall at (336) 256-1067 or email volunteer.ccn@gmail.com.

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly