Greensboro has been welcoming refugees for over 40 years, and Church World Service Greensboro (CWSG) is proud to work every day to keep that tradition alive! CWSG opened in early 2009, partnering with the local community to provide refuge, opportunity, and hope to individuals and families fleeing persecution around the world. 


| Staff Contacts


Megan Shepard

Office Director

Fa Ri Dar Bi

Resettlement Program Coordinator

Elizabeth DeFrance, J.D.

Managing Attorney

Jelena Milisav

Employment Services Coordinator

Community Engagement

Mary Ellen Poe

Development Manager

Laura Maruzzella

Volunteer Coordinator

Leigh Curl-Dove

Community Sponsorship Coordinator

Maria Cortez-Perez

Community Organizer

Mark Evans

Senior Communications Specialist

| Financials

CWSG operates under the governance of CWS Global’s Board of Directors and our finances are included in the CWS Global annual audit. 

2020 Audited Financials - CWS Global

2019 Audited Financials - CWS Global

2018 Audited Financials - CWS Global

Church World Service is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Church World Service are tax deductible. The CWS financial records are audited by independent auditors in accordance with guidelines established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The CWS 990 is available through and upon request.

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