Community Organizing

If you are a refugee interested in working to strengthen and empower your community or joining the Integration Working Group, reach out to CWSG Refugee Community Organizer Maria Cortez at mcortezperez@cwsglobal.org or call the CWSG office at 336-617-0381.

CARE Groups

Coordinated by the CWS Durham and Greensboro offices, the CARE Program seeks to pair groups of dedicated community sponsors with resettled refugees in their communities to support their quest for upward mobility and full integration. Check out the information below to learn more about this program! What is the CARE Program? Although CWS provides several avenues of support for refugees …

Impact Reports and Financials

LOCAL GREENSBORO IMPACT REPORTS: CWS Greensboro FY2021 Impact Report CWS Greensboro CY2019 Impact Report   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: CWS Greensboro operates under the governance of CWS Global’s Board of Directors and our finances are included in the CWS Global annual audit. Here are CWS Global’s audited reports from the past several years: CWS Global 2020 Audited Financials CWS Global 2019 Audited …

Reunited After 8 Years…

          Nan Mon arrived in the United States as a Burmese refugee in 2011. At the time, she was a young, single mother of a four-year-old son and had spent most of her life in a refugee camp in Thailand. When she and her child were approved to resettle in the United States, she left her …

Father to see his child for the first time

          In 1996, Mutoni along with her parents and siblings fled the Democratic Republic of Congo. They settled in a refugee camp in Rwanda. Despite the harsh circumstances within the camp, Mutoni met and married a Congolese man named Innocent. Together they had their first child.           After living in the camp …

“See everything you’ve accomplished!”

When Jelena Milisav meets newly-arrived refugees with young children, her heart goes out to them. “I can’t feel their struggle, but I know my mom felt that.” Just over 20 years ago, Jelena and her family came to Greensboro as Bosnian refugees fleeing the wars that followed the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. At the time, Jelena was a toddler …

“Have some food!”

Recently, I found myself enjoying the hospitality of my co-workers. It was the Friday in between Christmas and New Years’, and the CWS office was quiet. I had eaten an early lunch, and by early afternoon, Doha and Ghaisha finally realized they were hungry too. They stepped downstairs to buy a couple of meals for themselves.       When …