Sponsors and Resources
These organizations provided assistance in the creation of Immigration Stories.
Please consider donating your time or money to underwrite their work in our community.
Blair is a new, nonprofit press combining the lists of Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher.
We strive to publish quality writing, focusing on authors and subjects historically neglected by mainstream publishers, including women, people of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBT authors. True to our roots in North Carolina, we look to the many voices of the South—and beyond—as sources of work and inspiration.
The new Blair organization combines the strengths of its predecessors. Like John F. Blair, we offer new and backlist books about culture, history, travel, and food in the Southeastern US and beyond. Strengthened by this backlist, Blair also continues to expand the mission of Carolina Wren Press, publishing additional literary fiction titles of both national and regional interest, with a focus on new and diverse voices.
Casa Azul of Greensboro began in 2010, with a gathering of local Latino artists, professionals, and enthusiasts working to promote Latin-American arts and culture to increase the understanding of Latinos in the area and encourage community involvement. Since that time, it has evolved into an independent 501(c)3, now housed in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center.
Casa Azul currently has a Board of Directors, an Executive Administrator on staff, an internship program in conjunction with local universities, and over 150 volunteers who assist in the execution of community programming and events. We often partner with other major non-profits in the area to avoid duplication and increase community impact.
Each year, Casa Azul organizes and participates in programming focused on building an understanding of the diverse Latino community in the Triad. We encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to learn together and engage in community dialogue. We strive to strengthen individuals and families through art-based education and cultural activities.
The Center for New North Carolinians 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.
- AmeriCorps ACCESS Project places members with agencies serving immigrants and refugees in order to assist with employment, volunteer coordination, and disaster preparedness.
- Legacy Crossing, Glen Haven, and Oakwood Forest Community Centers provide on-site programming such as employment assistance, ESOL, tutoring and health access for immigrant and refugee
- Family Violence Prevention Services Program aims to address violence among refugee families of Greensboro through community collaboration, education, and capacity-building.
- Immigrant Health ACCESS Project facilitates immigrant and refugee access to integrative care through trained interpreters, case management, cultural diversity trainings for Latino, Montagnard, Vietnamese, Burmese/ Karen, and Bhutanese families.
- Immigration Services Program has accredited staff offering high quality, low-cost immigration services, assisting with citizenship, family immigration, permanent residence, Fiance(e) Petitions and travel documents.
- Interpreter ACCESS Program operates an interpreter bank to provide health and human service access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency and provides Foundations of Professional Interpretation
- Latino Community Coalition of Guilford brings leaders and community members together to advocate, network, and provide service learning opportunities in the Latino communities of Greater
- Thriving at Three offers services to at-risk Latino families with children ages 0-3.
Congregational Church is a progressive Protestant Church. We have about 400 active members and friends, of whom about 175 come to worship each week. We are active in the community.
We welcome ALL PEOPLE. Young, old, in-between, gay, straight, in-between; black, white, in-between; all stages and backgrounds, shapes and sizes, and in-between.
We welcome THE COMMUNITY for open and honest conversations about tough, controversial issues. We provide a safe space for all to listen, speak, learn, and act.
We welcome NEW MINISTRIES. As the Christian church undergoes transformation, the Spirit is giving birth to new forms of ministry and new ways of doing church. We welcome and support new efforts.
Inspired by the Pope’s call on every parish to host one refugee family, guided by her institution’s Quaker tradition, and animated by the Arab-Islamic word for campus (حرم) which means “sanctuary,” Diya Abdo, associate professor of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A founded Every Campus a Refuge, an initiative which calls on every college and university around the world to host one refugee family on their campus grounds and to assist them in resettlement. Now, more than ever, private colleges and universities can play a pivotal role in housing and resettling refugees.
Thus far, Guilford College has hosted 43 refugees total (23 of them children between the ages of 10 months and 17 years). The hosted families have come from Africa and the Middle East, including two Syrian families. Our campus community assisted them in their resettlement in Greensboro and continues to maintain connections with them after their “graduation” from the Every Campus A Refuge Program.
Faith Action International House serves and accompanies thousands of our newest immigrant neighbors, while educating and connecting our diverse community across lines of culture and faith – turning strangers into neighbors! Our goal is to help Greensboro become a model Stranger to Neighbor city, and to share our experience with other communities at this urgent time in our nation’s history. North Carolina and many other communities across the US have experienced a tremendous new influx of immigrants over the last decade, bringing significant ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. We recognize the challenges, as well as the wonderful gifts our new diversity offers. In the midst of these demographic shifts, we believe each person, each faith community, each community has an important question to answer – Will we fear one another as strangers or embrace one another as neighbors? We believe that when we choose to positively engage our diversity and embrace our newest immigrant neighbors, our entire community benefits.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Access to an attorney is often difficult or impossible for people who have limited income.
Instead of basing legal fees on the value of the services provided, our firm bases your fees on your financial situation. Each client is assessed individually to determine the rate they will pay. These rates range from $0-$200 per hour depending on your financial situation.
Gate City Legal Services only provides services to people who are earning up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. If you do not qualify for our services, we will do our best to try and find an attorney who can assist you.
The Central Library is located in the heart of the cultural district, between the Greensboro History Museum and the Cultural Center, directly across from the Greensboro Children’s Museum.
Library customers have access to more than 100 computers with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet access. The computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for two-hour time slots. There is also a computer lab with 12 workstations and free computer training.
On the first floor, you will find a large and inviting space for children and our Popular Library offering fiction, audio books, music CDs and DVDs. The second floor houses nonfiction, the North Carolina Collection, the Business Collection, past issues of magazines, and an information desk staffed by professional librarians.
The Latino Community Coalition is comprised of over 130 professionals who represent the Latino community and who serve the community in different agencies across Guilford County. This initiative operates under the Center for New North Carolinians at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
In our efforts to promote advocacy for Latino issues, we partnered with other organizations to host One City One Book events as well as the Immigration Matters Summit. LCCG has also promoted Networking events including LCCG Monthly meetings, Notable Lati-nos of the Triad, and Social Fridays.
Our education efforts have included capacity building trainings including: the Racial Equity-Latino Challenges, Latina Women on Board and DACA forums.
The Newcomers School is a magnet school in the Guilford County School System which focuses on Immigrant and refugee children who are transitioning to English language based education. After one year at the Newcomers School, students move to their normally assigned schools.