New Center For Immigrant And Refugee Communities Opens In Greensboro
Greensboro has a new facility, the Community Enrichment Center, to help immigrants and refugees in the area.
The center will provide things like case management services, adult English classes, after-school tutoring, and access to a nurse for those in western Greensboro.
Lizzie Biddle is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Center for New North Carolinians. She says this location will serve a different population than the others.
“In part, we’re excited about this new center because our sense is that a large group of the residents have been here a little bit longer," she says. "So, in our other centers sometimes we see families who have been in the United States 3 months to 5 years. In this neighborhood, we have the sense that people here [it's] closer to 5 or 10 years, and so some of their needs are a little different.”
Biddle says that might mean helping individuals apply for citizenship, navigate buying a home, or further their business and education goals. All services are free of charge. It's the fourth facility of its kind in the city.