Our Initiative: School for immigrants and refugees
The faces of the earth all in one place
Greensboro, North Carolina has a one of a kind school. The Doris Henderson Newcomers School is a school where immigrants and refugee children from the 3-12 grades can come for one year to gain educational aid in achieving their grade level required skills. They can only stay in the school for one year because it is government supported and is considered a segregated school. Children come to the United States many times without english skills and a varying degree of past educational opportunities.Therefore, this school seeks to diligently work with them before they must attend their assigned school in their assigned district. We consider these children our neighbors and are compelled to love and serve them in Jesus' name.
We provide an on site clothing closet students of the Newcomers School. We emphasize jeans, warm clothes, coats, and shoes. We always need help with donations and organization because new students come and go all throughout the year.
The good news is displayed in a billion ways. One way we seek to bring good news is by providing an on site food pantry for the children who attend the Newcomers School. We seek to raise enough money each year to provide one bag of groceries per student per week.
Our latest shoe drive made possible partly by donations generated through a school class selling items on eBay and donating those funds to us.
Sandra is our seasoned veteran and was awarded the distinguished honor of volunteer of the month for Guilford County Schools in 2016. Sandra leads a team of people who keep our volunteer activities running at the school. Sandra will be happy to help you get plugged in the school, take donations, and be a point of contact for you.