- 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.
- Center for New North Carolinians is an outreach center to new North Carolinians. It is intended 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.”
- 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.
- INTERLINK is 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.
- International Programs Center 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.
- North Carolina African Services Coalition 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.
- 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 under-served student populations (such as, but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression).
- On being a refugee is a 5 minute Ignite video by Tara Horn that describes the refugee experience.
Resources for International Students
- Writing Resources for International Students – this is a useful resource list for international students to improve their academic writing.
- Examfocus.com – this website also contains free practice tests, customized according to the format and syllabus of the respective tests. The content of the website is prepared by their efficient team of academic volunteers.
- SEO Global – SOE welcomes international students, scholars, and visitors; supports faculty, staff, and students to engage in research, teaching, and learning in the global context; and collaborates with international partners to advance study abroad and other international programs.
- For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education, Equity, and Excellence – this report provides advice to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systemsof finance, and to recommend ways in which federal policies could address such disparities.
- The Nation’s Report Card: Mega-States: An Analysis of Student Performance in the Five Most Heavily Populated States in the Nation– this report focuses on students including English Language Learners in the Mega-States.
- SERVE-ELLs in the SE-Research-Policy&Practice – This 2004 report prepared by SERVE provides a synthesis of federal and state policies, descriptions of and research on instructional programs, and a closer look at trends, policies, and programs in the Southeast.
- Zarate 2007-Latino Parent Involvement – This study finds that various stakeholder have different definitions and perceptions of parental involvement in education. School administrators, school board members, corporate school partners, policymakers, outreach programs, parent leaders, and teachers will discover the findings of the study useful as they seek to increase parental involvement in schools.
- Arias& Morillo_2008_ELL Parent Involvement – This policy brief analyzes factors related to the implementation of effective parental involvement with English Language Learners (ELLs).
- Hernandez etal (2009) School-age children in immigrant families – This article presents a demographic overview of school-age children in immigrant families and compares them with their peers in native-born families.
- Effective Models of Parent Involvement – This 2009 SERVE document is an annotated bibliography of articles about parent involvement and family literacy; it concludes with some additional resources.
- 2010_CARE_Report -This report is about Asian American and Pacific Islanders and federal higher education policies and priorities related tho these groups.
- SERVE-EBE What does the research say about how parents from diverse language communities – This is an anotated bibliography prepared by SERVE’s Evidence-Based Education group to answer these questions: What does the research and policy say about how parents/families from diverse language communities (ELLs, refugees, immigrants) understand or perceive how their children can be successful in U.S. schools? In other words, what are the perspectives of parents of K-12 ELLs, refugees, and immigrants about schooling in the U.S., and what do they wish they knew to help their children succeed?
- SERVE EBE-What types of research available about access to education for ELs, refugees, immigrants – This is an anotated bibliography prepared by SERVE’s Evidence-Based Education group to answer this question: What types of research designs/approaches, methodologies, and analyses are used in research and policy studies about access to education in the U.S. by members of diverse language communities (e.g., ELLs, refugees, immigrants)?