OUR COALITION PARTNERS
The Access and Equity Committee (AEC) exists to strengthen the mission of the School of Education by focusing attention on issues of access, equity, and diversity. The AEC designs and implements formalized activities that explicitly address access and equity issues in teaching, research, and service.
ALIANZA is an association of UNCG faculty and staff that is dedicated to deepening the connections among Latino and Latino-interested individuals across UNCG’s campus. ALIANZA is at the core of the UNCG Latino Initiative (LI), a grassroots collaboration to build a strategic framework to promote Latino student access, retention, and graduation and to energize Latino-focused scholarship. LI is grounded in UNCG’s commitment to serve the local community, and LI stakeholders diligently partner to contribute to UNCG’s overall diversity and inclusive excellence.
The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) is committed to advancing the capacity of immigrants and refugees and will continue to build bridges between immigrant populations and existing communities throughout the state by providing community-based outreach and advocacy, educational programming, research and evaluation, immigrant and refugee leadership development, and educational opportunities for faculty and students.
A specific and relevant program at the CNNC is Thriving at Three. The purpose of Thriving at Three is to assure that Latino immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to three. The CNNC accomplishes this goal by delivering long-term at-home services to at-risk families until the child’s third year – partnering with the parents to provide direct intervention, parenting education, group meetings, case management, referrals, and care coordination for up to the third year of the child.
Greensboro Chinese Association Chinese School is a non-profit, parent-volunteer running Mandarin language school, serving appx.100 students. The Chinese School offers 10 classes for children ages from 5-18. “Happy Chinese”, “Ma Liping Chinese”, and “MeiZhou Chinese” are used as textbooks, which have a great reputation in Chinese education. Classes are offered from 1st to 7th grade, where students can learn to speak Chinese in a relaxed atmosphere.
The INTERLINK Language Center, based at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), provides ESL (English as a Second Language) training, cultural orientation, and academic preparation as well as help with university placement and conditional admission. INTERLINK strives to assure a successful and memorable educational experience in the United States for international students. INTERLINK’s program is specially designed for students who plan to pursue higher education at an American university.
The International Programs Center (IPC) helps students negotiate the exciting world of Study Abroad and Exchanges, helps international students discover UNCG and all it has to offer. Further, the IPC serves Visiting Scholars and Faculty to enhance the academic experiences of students and faculty alike. The IPC is the central point of contact for all the University’s international activities
Kaleidoscope is a resource, sponsored by the UNCG Office of Multicultural Affairs, to engage in an open dialogue around issues of multiculturalism, equity and social justice that promotes intergroup exchange and understanding.
The North Carolina African Services Coalition (NCASC) is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of serving African immigrants in North Carolina. Based in Greensboro, NCASC reaches out with support to those who are seeking to build a new life in the United States and achieve the much-desired American dream. NCASC assists with acclimating the new arrivees to their foreign environment, tapping a well-developed network of resources to achieve success in the areas of employment, education, finances, health, and much more.
The Office of Intercultural Engagement offers advocacy, programming, and support systems to encourage students to realize the highest level of their potential, particularly as it pertains to the University’s retention and graduation efforts of traditionally underserved student populations (such as, but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression).
These entities serve a great role in the materialization of the CDLC Fellowship. A major purpose of these Fellowships is to support those engaged in research, grant writing and project implementation activities that fulfill the CDLC mission.