post by Matt Barrett
Graduate Assistant for Communications
The Center for New North Carolinians, an AmeriCorps program which “builds bridges among immigrant populations and existing communities,” will be hosting an orientation for new volunteers on Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm. If you are interested in serving the Greensboro community or working with families from across the world, the CNNC is a perfect place to begin. Here, volunteers help immigrant and refugee families assimilate to life in North Carolina, by providing them the tools they need to successfully support themselves, both socially and economically. Frannie Varker, an MA candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG, is currently entering her second year at the CNNC and will attend the meeting to answer all of your questions. Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer now or at any time throughout the year. In our upcoming edition of Horizons, we will feature an in-depth look at Frannie’s role in the CNNC, as well as how her UNCG education is helping her excel. I hope you can make it on Tuesday!
For more information, check out the CNNC website, which further details volunteer programs and upcoming events: http://cnnc.uncg.edu/.