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Our History 

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.”
Our Mission 
Promoting access and integration for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina.
The CNNC promotes access and integration for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina by bridging newcomer populations with existing communities through direct service provision, research, and training.  Specifically, the CNNC conducts:
  • Community-based outreach initiatives and programming to help immigrants and refugees build their capacity to navigate complex systems in their new home;
  • Research and evaluation studies to educate the general public, track demographic trends, and enhance the quality of service provision; and
  • Experiential training and leadership development for all community members through AmeriCorps positions, internships, volunteer experiences, and workshops.
Training ​
  • Professional Interpreter Training
  • Diversity Training
    • Country/Population-Specific
    • Cultural Diversity in NC and the Triad
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Immigration Training
    • History of Immigration
    • Immigration 101
    • Refugee 101
    • Overseas Processing
    • DACA & DAPA
    • Security Concerns with Refugee Processing
  • Other Workshops
    • Serving Immigrant & Refugee Communities
    • Family Violence Prevention
    • Immigrant/Refugee Health & Integration
    • CPR & First Aid
Overview of Programs​
The CNNC offers many programs designed to promote access and integration for immigrants and refugees residing in North Carolina. CNNC programs span the areas of employment and economic development, education, health, legal, and social services.
Contact Us
The Center for New North Carolinians
915 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone number: (336) 334-5411
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