Community Sponsorship


Ambassadors of Welcome

Community. Partnership. Friendship.

Welcome newly arrived refugees to Greensboro through community sponsorship. As a community sponsor, your group of 7-10 becomes a partner with CWS Greensboro to greet a refugee family at the airport, assist them in securing and furnishing initial housing, connect them with local services, and show them all of the things that make our community so special!

Community Sponsor Interest Form

Sponsorship is offering a hand up. It is not total responsibility for our immigrant neighbors.

Sponsors form teams and each team member backs up the others, offering their own time, talent, and energy, however much or little it may be. What might be daunting alone, sponsors have the strength of each other.

Jackie - CWS Greensboro Community Sponsor

Groups of Support

Group Basics

  • 7-10 Members
  • Community Group or Faith Community
  • 4 Month Commitment
  • Partnered with 1 Client Household
  • Provide Social Support toward their goals of self-sufficiency
  • Provide Financial Support of $5,000

Community Sponsor Interest Form

Social Support

During the 4 month commitment, Community Sponsor groups support their refugee partner as they adjust to their new community. Community Sponsors help their partners navigate their new neighborhood and city, pay their bills and rent, make medical and social services appointments, and work toward other goals developed by the client's CWS Case Manager.

Financial Support

Community Sponsor groups support their refugee partner with $5,000 of financial assistance. This financial support is a critical part of the partnership and is designed to cover 3-4 months of the clients rent and utility payments. Clients often arrive with limited resources and this financial support allows them to focus on the immediate tasks of language learning, cultural orientation, and employment.

Ready to Learn More!

Community Sponsor Interest Form

If you are ready to make a difference in the life of a newly arrived refugee family, complete this Interest Form to introduce yourself. We will follow up with more information and next steps.
Through Community Sponsorship we have become more complete people with the skills to engage all of humanity at a deeper level.
Matt - CWS Greensboro Community Sponsor



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