From Vietnam to Western Carolina State University

| September 21, 2018

Po Rmah came with her family to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam when she was 7 years old. Last week, she began classes at Western Carolina State University, receiving the John R. Kernodle scholarship and becoming the first person in her family to enroll in a 4-year college. Today, she took the […]

Thanks, Erin!

| September 10, 2018

This year, CWS Greensboro has enjoyed the hard work and dedicated effort of Erin Sexton, who served as an Americorps ACCESS member. Under the umbrella of the national Americorps program, Americorps ACCESS is a state-wide project that places volunteers at local sites for one year to provide direct services to refugees and immigrants. Erin’s last […]

Welcoming the Stranger and Holy Discomfort

| August 13, 2018

A refugee’s resettlement journey is not for the faint of heart. Besides the trauma of life-threatening situations and pointed persecution in their home countries, refugees suffer the grief of losing friends, family, and community.  Once in the United States, they must rebuild their lives from the ground up equipped merely with a suitcase of belongings […]

The Mosaic Festival

| January 20, 2016

The 2015 Mosaic Festival, supported in part by Church World Service, Show of Hands, and Dance From Above, proved yet again to be an exuberant and fruitful celebration. The renowned event’s aim, to encourage appreciation of cultural diversity in the Greensboro area through music and exotic food, generated a healthy turnout of over five hundred […]

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